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...).
3. Mel (Tall Mom) posted today about a new way to
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
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: