Well, I got busy yesterday and actually decided to sign up for a race! First one since Ironman Texas – I’m so excited! With the move, packing, job searching, and all the other stuff coming along with it, I had to put some stuff on the back burner but now, I’m excited to announce I’ve sign up for the Atlantic City 1/2 Marathon!

Courtesy of http://www.acmarathon.org

With less than 45 days away, I’m focused and getting my workouts in! It is so exciting to have something to works towards again and it’ll help me out for my Disney Goofy Challenge as I plan on doing 7 miles the day before… I feel it’s important to treat it like a training run even though it’s a race! 😉 My energy is going up and I am in a better mood and I believe this is showing to all those I encounter! It’s also a plus that this race is in my backyard and it appears the turnaround for the 1/2 marathon will be on the boardwalk near our house! Maybe some neighbors will come out and cheer me on 🙂

In other news, I’ve had fun trying to write this little blurb having the lap dogs on me (yes, they’re boxers and at least 90 pounds) but it’s nothing but love!

Apollo (L), Mylee (R) – Stella’s napping on the other end of the couch

Happy tri’ing everyone! Or as I approach the winter months – Happy Runnin’ Y’All!!


 Well, I had a great Monday after a lucky weekend… my order from 110% Play Harder arrived and I can’t wait to tell y’all about the knee sleeves… preview – AMAZING new LOVE OF MY LIFE! So I’m on the repair at this point! I won a new running tee from the folks at YMX by Yellowman and I won a tube of Hoo Ha Ride Glide from the folks at 360 Cycling who have some pretty great podcasts if your interested… I know I’ve learned a little… so needless to say, I’m feeling pretty lucky as of late! And I’m the gal who never wins anything! lol. 🙂

Today, I started Physical Therapy…. it went well. I thought my knee did pretty well with our pool work. A couple hours after when I removed my new compression sleeve, it got a little achy but that’s part of the process and should be expected. Nothing good is pain free, right?!  Tomorrow I get to run for 40 minutes in the pool – whoohoo! Of course I’m supposed to walk a bit in there to measure my pain level. So I guess I’m going to have to listen to my body and not my mind – funny how we train ourselves to push the limits and then when you’re told to back off, trying to remember that seems sooooo hard! I told my therapist today that it didn’t matter that I couldn’t run on the hard ground yet but I wanted to be able to sport my “I’m on Vacation” bottoms for the underwear run when we’re in Kona! lol. At least she laughed at me instead of giving me J-Rays (judgment rays)!

So what you’ve been waiting for and I’ve been pushing the past couple weeks – my xtenex lace giveaway. I think it is so important to be able to give when you can, no matter what that may be. Y’all have figured out this summer has had its ups and downs but at the end of the day, I choose to take a negative and make it a positive. You have too! I was given these because of a super minor oopsy but I love that I can send them onto someone else! It gave me an opportunity to chat with the X-laces folks and not only did I learn about them but I learned about the great people working the product! That doesn’t happen everyday!! So without further ado… Austin, Scott Austin, you are the winner (as drawn by Luis)! 

The name holding mug!

Luis holding the name he drew!

Please e-mail me at donna.adams264 at gmail.com with your address and what color you want (pink, green, silver, or black). I will get these sent out to you ASAP! I hope you love them as much as I do!!

With September and football season around the corner, I will be doing another giveaway… and I promise you October and Breast Cancer Awareness month will be full of surprises!