So, yeah. I was a little shocked to see that I haven’t posted anything since 2 February. Not that I believe for a second that any of you were sitting there every day waiting, but that’s way more of a break than I expected to take! There hasn’t been too much to report lately other than “went for a run; it was okay.” Here’s a quick look back at the last two weeks since there has been some good stuff in there.
1. We are all signed up for the Half Corked Marathon at the end of May.
It’s really close to Colin’s parents’ place so we have a built in babysitter for Spud. It also falls on the same weekend as my mother-in-law’s birthday so here’s the present of spending time with your grandson…
We were lucky to get in. We knew, from friends who ran it last year, that it is a fun “race” and that it sold out quickly. We made sure that we knew the on sale date/time and were prepared. Colin was ready at the computer last Tuesday night. The early bird rate (only 10% of tickets) sold out immediately. The entire race sold out in 3 minutes! Our friend, Gina, had a scare because in the time it took her to phone Colin and ask if we were adding the pre-race dinner as well (we’re not) she ended up on the waitlist. But I guess other people couldn’t complete their registration(s) within the allotted time because a few minutes later she was notified that she was in.
Anyways, the reason it’s so popular is that it’s a 17-19km course through up to a dozen wineries. I love this sentence from their FAQs: “If you’re planning on setting a record, this might not be the race for you.” No kidding. The water stops are actually wine/appetizer stops. If you can’t finish (re: are too tipsy) you can catch a ride back to the post-race lunch. Finally, it’s a race Colin and I can and will run together!
2. I’m officially a Nuun Ambassador for 2012!
I wasn’t sure if I would be selected for 2012 since my 2011 selection was due to Hood to Coast. To be given the opportunity to represent them again is a total honour. My real-life friends can attest to the fact that I promote it all the time. Or at least tell you that I seem to have my visor and water bottle surgically attached. I’ve even gotten 2 of them hooked (but that could have been the free tubes I gave away…).
You can add your own blog or blogs you like (thanks whoever entered me!) to the database. As Mel said, it’s a great way to find local bloggers or people you want to
hit up for a room meet at races.
4. If you live in Vancouver, BC, please know that there is a new running store in town!
Distance Runwear carries specialty running brands like yurbuds, VIVOBAREFOOT, and, my personal wish-list brand, Oiselle. Colin’s already been – peanut butter GU, anyone? – and I’ll be going with birthday money to buy this lovely item: