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!


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?

Pink & Black — Sunday 14

It was a Pink and Black Day for my 14 miler today::

9 am — off to Squalicum Boathouse to meet the BFF for our run date.  The weather was clear and cold (about 35*), but at least it wasn’t raining!

I pulled into the parking lot and see Jen’s car.  We both give each other the look like we don’t want to get out of our warm cars.

I’m first to exit and lock my car.  As I walk over to Jen, what do I see?!  Did she read my mind??

I smile … we are both wearing Pink and Black!

I was wearing my black CEP socks with bright pink Pure Cadence by Brooks.  Jen was wearing her bright pink CEP socks with Black Ghost GTX by Brooks.  (We both heart Brooks Running shoes and apparel).

Off we went for 14 easy miles…

We ran (pun intended) into two other friends, Laura and Julie, around mile 3 and they kept us company for a couple of miles.  Since we were doing an out and back, we seemed to hit the turnaround in no time.  I was still feeling good and had a few GU chomps.

With a few miles to go – I picked up the pace a bit as my training plan had a moderate pace for the last 20 minutes or so.  I was happy to finish at about race pace and was still feeling great.

Totals for today:  14.01 miles, 2:02:08

Average pace: 8:43  (Last few miles were sub 8 — woot!)

3 more weeks to VEGAS BABY!

Three Things Thursday

1. Anyone else wake up this early?


Or – put random sayings on your alarm to motivate you?


Just wondering.

2. Thank you Jess for a great early dark thirty run!


Brr-ski!! It was cold this morning!!

3. Decisions Decisions…..




The great debate for my upcoming 1/2 marathon — do I choose the bright yellow Pure Connects or my bright pink Pure Cadence. I love them both!!

***What are your 3 things Thursday?***

Fabulous Friday 9 mile run

I had 9 miles on my plan today and they looked a little something like this:

2 miles – easy pace; 6 miles @ marathon pace; 1 mile easy

I am aiming for a PR for my 1/2 marathon coming up in December — the Las Vegas Rock-n-Roll Marathon.  What kind of PR you might ask? Well – 1:40:00 is my goal.  This works out to be 7:51 pace per mile.  My previous PR was a 1:44:37 at the Holualoa Tucson 1/2 Marathon in 2008.

Getting dressed – I’m of course decked out in my Brooks Running apparel and Pink Pure Cadence shoes.


I used my Strava app to record my results:

Happy to hit my marathon pace miles — now only to do that for 13.1 miles!!