Free Challenges with Challengeville

I love a good challenge!  Joining a challenge helps give me that drive and focus I need to workout consistently.  I find it difficult to workout without having a goal in mind. I would love to sign up, travel, and participate in different road races every weekend, but this is not financially feasible.  (Anyone want to hire me to travel, run, and review road races?) Fortunately, I have found Challengeville.

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2016 Year in Review

The first thing I had to do as I began to write my 2016 Year in Review, was to calculate how many races I ran in 2016.  I opened up an Excel spreadsheet, looked through my Instagram feed, and began adding each race date, name, and distance. I was shocked when I concluded with this:

Distance # of races
5k 5
10K 5
9 miler 1
10 miler 2
Half Marathons 8
14 miler 1
20 miler 1
Marathons 6
TOTAL 29

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Project Repat for the Win

Do you have a dresser drawer overflowing with event t-shirts?  Do you save your t-shirts because they have sentimental value?  Are you unsure what to do with your t-shirts besides stuff them in a box in your closet?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then not only was I in the same boat as you, but I have a solution! Turn your favorite t-shirts into a blanket with Project Repat!

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AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Pink Review

You, like me, probably can’t imagine a workout without music.  Whether on the treadmill, at the gym, or outside, music is what keeps us going.  Has there ever been a time, however, that you’ve been put in a dangerous situation because you had headphones in and couldn’t hear what was going on around you?  Yes, this has happened to me too, on numerous occasions.  But wait, there’s good news!  Let me tell you about it…
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Marathon #9

Marathon #9… Can you believe it?!  I’m almost to the double digits!  This marathon was a little different because it was my first marathon that I paced.  “Pacing… what’s that?” you might be thinking.  Let me tell you, if you love running and love encouraging others, then pacing would be a perfect fit for you!  Check out the group that I pace for by going to beastpacing.com  This race was also unique because I posted all about my race weekend on a takeover for Inspiring Women Runner’s Instagram page.  Here’s what I wrote during my takeover…

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1,000 Miles Year to Date

Yes, that’s right! On August 7th I hit that magical mark… 1,000 miles year to date! 


My morning’s run of 6.45 miles brought my year to date total to 1,000 miles! I’m pretty sure this is the MOST I have EVER run EVER! All intentional running mileage… I didn’t even count the day before’s Color Run since it was mostly a walk. 

Next weekend is marathon number 9! I’m pacing it as a pacer with Beast Pacing. I can not think of a better way to celebrate 1,000 miles than with a marathon! Five years ago I could barely run a block, much less a marathon! Thank you friends and family for your support and encouragement all along the way!  And last, but certainly not least, thank you to my Heavenly Father! It’s all by His strength! 

The Color Run Giveaway

First and foremost, may I say, “Thank you,” to the many men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our country. We run FREE because of the BRAVE.  Thank you!

Second, in celebration of this three-day Memorial weekend AND that it’s the last week of school for most (including myself), I’m giving away one FREE race entry to The Color Run Sacramento!  How am I able to give away a race entry to The Color Run Sacramento you might ask… it’s all because I am a Color Run Ambassador. So, if you don’t win the race entry, be sure to use code “SACRACOLOR3” when you register for Sacramento’s Happiest 5K on the Planet for $5 off registration! Here’s how to enter the giveaway… Continue reading