Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy National Running Day!

I have a lot of news to share today, but first let me start by saying thank you to everyone who participated in my virtual 5k. You guys are great!

Kayla, Cindi, Drew, My Mom, and I all ran the race and Karen even ran without hearing about the race! Congrats everyone!

Kayla in her bib!

And the winner of the giveaway is Kayla! So just send me an email with your address and I'll make sure you get your iTunes Card for some new running tunes!

In case you haven't all ready heard, today is National Running Day and I decided to celebrate, by taking the plunge into the barefoot running world and buying Vibram's Bikilas. I'm super excited. I plan to use them mostly for walking and maybe some short training runs, because I think it will help me to have better form while running, but for now I'm taking it easy and just wearing them around work and the house. I really like them so far but they definitely take some getting used to. I'll have a review up soon for you guys.

In addition to my exciting new kicks, I'm starting a 40 day challenge. Recently, one of the bloggers that I follow started a 40 day running challenge and asked others to join her.  The basic idea is that for 40 days you run. She chose to run at least 3 miles a day. Since I'm a lower mileage runner I'm choosing a one mile minimum per day. She also decided that if she gets injured or is too sore, she has to bike instead for the same length of time. Because I've got access to a pool, I'm going to make my injury replacement be swimming. I thought the idea was great because I've been slacking on running lately and thought that this would ensure I got out there and did some work! I'd love it if you joined in too, just feel free to comment away and let me know how your progress is going. I've never really run on consecutive days so I'm nervous but excited for the challenge.

Thanks again for entering my 5k, and soon I'll have a review of my new Vibrams and more news to share with you. I can tell this is going to be a great summer! Hope you have an awesome Runnning Day! Get out there and have some fun!


  1. YAY!!! I am so excited that I won! Thanks so much for hosting the 5K! I enjoyed doing it! I sent you an email. I can not wait to read about the barefoot shoes. I am so interested in those, but have not decided to take the plunge just yet. That is really cool about the 40 day challenge! IT sounds like a good idea!

  2. Thanks for another great virtual run. I credit you with keepin' me at it! Thanks.

  3. Sorry to have missed it! Thanks so much for signing up for my race. Can't wait to hear about how it goes for you!:)

  4. Did you get a chance to run my virtual 5k?? If so, get me your finish time asap!