Friday, June 14, 2013

Week #2: Sun Running and Toe Socks

Wow! What a great week! Our miles went up about 136 miles from last week!  Go us!

I had one of the worst runs in my life this week.  Since 2 of my Ragnar legs are in the middle of the day, my brilliant plan was to go in the afternoon for a little training. The first 4 miles were fine but then the heat got to me and I thought might die. Thank goodness I had my new hydration pack... but then I needed to replenish my electrolytes... I nearly didn't make it back home. Horrible. Hardest 8 miles ever! But heaven help me, I still loved every minute of the push! I must be crazy! Or just a true runner.

And I couldn't have done it without these toe socks:
I thought I would try out Ben's new running toe socks. I have decided to claim them as my own. They were so fantastic, I don't think I will ever run again without some! Yay for toe socks!

I think for next time I will get me some of those electrolyte gummy bears or put some Gatorade in my hydration pack.... At least now I know!

Good News:

Melanie Wright, our sponsor from Rodan + Fields Dermatologists is going to donate a Mini Facial EVERY WEEK to one of our challengers!!  How awesome is that!?  This week's winner is:
Shan B!!!
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Where in the US are We?!
Update by Ariana

We've traveled 1,148 miles! With everyone's hard work, we made it through 8 states this week: Maryland (dodging a few cicadas), Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts (I may have grabbed a Boston Cream Doughnut on the way through), and New Hampshire! Participating in races and other events can really help get those miles up. Check out what some of our runners did to get us this far:
  • Jason added an extra 5 miles by participating in the Dirty Dash. (I know it can get pretty muddy trying to cross from Delaware to New Jersey.)
  • Camie has 5 children participating in our challenge (they go by CJ's Kids). Two of CJ's Kids walked 12 miles each in 2 days during their Pioneer Trek. These kids are awesome!
  • Linda K propelled us forward another 13.1 miles by racing in the Utah Valley Half Marathon.
  • Shane is running in his first half marathon this weekend. He has been training for 8 weeks and lost 14 pounds! You rock and good luck!

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armywife said...

Paul and I have been so unhappy that our family has been sick as crud all week, from summer colds to a stomach virus. Next week, we will make a comeback though. My daughter told a neighbor of ours that we have to start walking again next week so that Mommy can meet her challenge. After explaining to my neighbor what we were talking about, she thought that was the coolest thing. So, next week, we are gonna rock some miles!

Ariana said...

What do you like about running in the toe socks?

Sarah said...

I've actually never heard about those socks but will have to check them out!

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