Sneak peaks: weather, raffle, and sweaty band winner!

This week has been a little tough, getting ready for my Nana's funeral. Last night was the wake, and after we went to Olive Garden with the family since it was her favorite restaurant. I overindulged and ate way too much. A little bruschetta, breadsticks & salad (how can you say no?), my meal thankfully was a light seafood dish (and I only ate half), and finished with some tiramisu. Did I mention I washed it down with 2 glasses of Pinot Noir? Thankfully I did get in a fabulous run after work, before the wake. A nice speedwork run on the treadmill for a total of 5.5 miles.

This morning my original plan was a cross training day before a manicure and the funeral. However have you seen the weather report?

I think this is just tonight into friday morning, and we're expecting more during the day. Like we don't have enough yet? I'm anticipating not being able to hit my gym tomorrow. So my new plan is to get my tempo run in this afternoon, and do some videos and the bike trainer on friday. I know I'm not supposed to do my key runs on back to back days, but I really do not want to miss any more runs before the race. I hate how winter weather is messing with my training schedule.

I also started reading The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete, which I won from Whitney's pay it forward giveaway. So far I love it. I am the girl who loves to hear the traumatic stories of accidents gone wrong. I love shows like real life trauma in the ER, and Medical Mystery Diagnosis, and pretty much any crazy trauma show you can find. When I get a new patient at work, the more complicated the injuries, the better. I LOOVE working with complex injuries with interesting stories. Makes my job a MILLION times more interesting! It would have been amazing to be his physical therapist and help get him back on his feet, a HUGE kudos to whoever rehabbed him!
The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete

I want to throw a BIG shout out to the companies so far offering items for my Run to Home Base raffle!

 This is a sneak peak at what there will be, with more items in the works!

Thank you to all the amazing companies who have donated items so far! There are more items in the works for some great surprises too! If you are a company interested in donating to my raffle, please email me at to let me know!
Also, a special shout out to Whitney @ Running with Whit who donated an awesome training log to the raffle!

My Sweaty bands winner?

haha what a hilarious blog name, LOVE it! She's also sponsoring a virtual 5K, so go sign up, I am!

email me at to claim your prize by Sunday!

Happy running, I'll be posting some other exciting things as soon as i have the chance.


Kovas said...

Quite the impressive group for the raffle!

Rae said...

I am sorry to hear about your Nana.

Carly said...

I also hate that snow is interfering with my outside runs. Grrr.

Tricia said...

sounds like its going to be an awesome raffle!

JenniferLeah said...

Great raffle goodies!!
I'd do just about anything for Punk Rock Racing Gear!! :)

Jess said...

Sorry about your Nana!

Great job on thinking ahead and switching your training up. I did the same thing this week with the snow!

Aimee said...

Aww..I'm sorry about your Nana!

That looks like some great sponsors for the raffle! Good for you! :)