Last year while running Hood to Coast I remember seeing the Handful team in bright orange, they were smiling, the whole team was out at every transition and they were cheering on every team. They were positive, and having an amazing time… when I learned I would not join nuun at HTC this year the Handful gals immediately popped in my brain… BUT… I didn't want to run for a corporation if I didn't like the product..
Sooo.. I ordered a bra, they were having end of the season SALES HERE.. I also ordered a bucket cap because it was adorable and I love orange.. The product came quickly and I wore the bra that night.. SCORE!! I love the support and femininity of the Handful bra.. I wrote an email expressing interest in joining the team, not expecting a reply. To my surprise and DELIGHT the CEO replied and said they had a spot due to an injury.. I have found a team for Hood to Coast!! I will be in Van #2, my hope was to be Van #1, but to be able to run the Mother of all Relays is a treasure regardless of the Van.. My team is totally organized, the team Captain is stellar!! I am excited to make new friends on the run.
TRAINING WITH MUSCLE MAN:
Wow is my husband gaining some SPEED… For those of you who keep up with me on Dailymile HERE (http://www.dailymile.com/people/tallmomontherun#ref=tophd) you have noticed. He has the endurance and suddenly his legs want to MOVE..
Thursday Rainy 10K:
It was pouring rain, I mean pouring!! But we knew we had weekend travel plans so we had to fit in a good 10K, probably not the best idea since I was sick earlier in the week. We didn't set out to break any records but when the first mile chimed and we felt great we just went with it..
4- 9:14 (slight hill)- I tried to push but my knee was on fire so MM took over
5- 9:16 (bigger hill)- we traded off pushing me on the flat parts
NOTE: We were the only CRAZIES on the trail.
Finish time- 54:49, in the pouring rain, pushing the boys (they were under the rain cover).. This is nearly a 3 minute Family Pushing Boys PR, last week we ran a 57:39..
AMAZED at my husband and his progress, this was sub 9:00 pace (8:50)!!
|LOVE LOVE this man!!!|
|New outfit from the Nike Outlet SCORE for $30!!|
I was LOW on energy after traveling for a couple hours home in the morning.. I was hoping I would get jazzed as we hit the trail but I slogged along.. Thankfully MM was full of energy so he pushed the boys for over 80% of the run, and he kept a good pace. My knee has been causing me issues when I try to push the boys :(
The trail was PACKED!! There was a bike event of some sort and a group of about 20 cub scouts that we leap frogged with a few times. It was about 65, we gulped down our 2 water bottles and then some.
Our boys were good the second half of the run, we had to stop a few times for various reasons (snacks, to water the plants, etc), always for them..
1:34:02- 9:20 Average pace!! When I finally get MM out from behind that stroller and in a race scenario it is going to be amazing!
****2 weeks to race day.
Speaking of Races this is my schedule for the next few months:
May 20th- Capital City Half Marathon, Olympia, WA (Muscle Man's first)
June 2nd- Rainier to Ruston Relay team Honey Buckettes
**they still have spots open check it out HERE
June 23rd- Seattle Rock N Roll Half Marathon
July 15th- Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon, Dundee, OR (For fun with MM)
August 18th- MAYBE Railroad Days 5K or 10K
August 24-25th- Hood to Coast with team 2Hot2Handful
September 9th- Iron Girl Seattle 5K
September 16th- You Go Girl Half Marathon, Tacoma, WA
- Do you have any Running HAPPY news to report??
- Leave a comment if you will be at any of the races above.. I love love meeting new people.