Three Things Thursday

1.  I’m in week 3 of Ironman Canada training and last night I had my longest swim in more than 2 years. 2 YEARS!!!

I’ll tell you how I feel about that — WOOT! BAM! POW! POP! WHIZ! TAKE THAT! HELL YA! *expletive in my mind right here*

Thank you Jess for joining me for this awesome workout!

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2.  Throwback Thursday (Circa 2006) — My very first marathon that started all this craziness and fun! The California International Marathon.

What’s funny about this picture is I’m reminded that I thought it was a good idea to take a Chocolate Outrage Espresso Love GU every 1/2 hour I was running.  So not a good idea.  EVER.  Needless to say, I haven’t touched that flavor of GU since.

CIM

3.  Every bit of my training is dedicated this week to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.  Every day, I have pulled up the photos of those lives that were lost that day and think about them, their families, and I focus my attention on making my training spectacular — for them.  I thank my friends at #FURTHERFASTERFOREVER who had this idea! So far, I’m 23 miles in – and plan to triple that! Click on the photo below to read my blog post about this awesome cause! It’s not too late to sign up!!

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What are your Three Things Thursday?

Have you ever OD’d on GU?

Are you doing the Sandy Hook Elementary Memorial Run & Ride? 

Three Things Thursday

1. I’ve been addicted to Frosty the Finger Puppet since Black Friday. He’s taken over my Instagram and has his own hashtag: #frostythefingerpuppet

I also thought it would be fun to share the love of Frosty with a couple of IG friends. One of which is @emysue — she just got Frosty today and began snapping up her own fun pics!! I love it!

The next person to get Frosty is a surprise! I will let you know soon!

Here one of my favorite Frosty pics from this week:

I called this one: Glamour Shots

2. I leave for Vegas tomorrow!! ACK!! I’m not even packed yet — well, sort of packed. I have my running clothes ready to go, if that counts. I think it does — I mean, really — the most important thing is my race attire, if you ask me. I narrowed it down to four outfits and posted to my IG friends for their input.

Here are the choices:

My IG friends are mostly split between the top RIGHT and the bottom RIGHT.

Do you spy #frostythefingerpuppet in each photo? 😉

ALSO — Which outfit do you like best?

3. I got a package from the Fed-Ex man tonight! Here’s my loot:

3 pairs of Injinji Socks and an assortment of GU Energy Gels and GuBrews!

Where did I get all this cool loot? Well, my Twitter Friend @milelonglegs was having a giveaway on her blog (which I entered and won!)

Thank you @milelonglegs!

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ps …. I must to go to bed now … alarm is set for 4:30 am – one more run before I leave for VEGAS! Woot!

pps … What are your Three Things Thursday?