Friday, June 22, 2012

Me and the Ultramarathon Man

Hubs and I with Dean Karnazes! When we were posing for the picture, Dean said "beauty in the middle." You don't argue with Dean Karnazes.

He signed my poster "Keep smiling & keep running." I am clearly his new bff. Don't be jealous hubs.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Post Long-Run Cravings and Race Addictions

Usually I plan out what I am going to eat after a long run, but then sometimes I don't feel like eating what I got. So today I decided I would do my run, and then eat whatever I was craving afterward.

After 10 1/2 tough miles, my body decided it wanted mesquite bbq potato chips. This is not a common craving (I can't remember the last time I had these - last summer maybe?) so I went with it.

Me and my new BFF

They hit the spot! Sweet, salty, crunchy, and a little spicy.

Besides eating delicious artery-clogging snacks I have also been falling back into last summer's race addiction. Last year I went a little crazy registering for races and ended up doing 7 half-marathons in 7 months. This year's race calendar was looking pretty empty except for my ultra this fall, but I took care of that! On the schedule so far -

June 9th - Helvetia Half-Marathon

June 23rd - Rock n Roll Seattle Half-Marathon

July 15th - Fueled By Fine Wine Half-Marathon

August 26th - Eugene Women's Half-Marathon

Looks like we will be doing a lot of racing this summer! None of them are going to be for PRs since I won't be completing full training cycles for any of them, they are all just for fun. I love the half-marathon distance, it's perfect for where I am in my running right now.

Do you have any fun summer race plans?