Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Running Re-cap + Sparkly Green Earrings Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday to my fellow friends in the blogosphere.  I hope this day suits you well. It is raining here and, to be honest, I am ready to see the sun again. I thought for today I should re-cap some of the running I have been doing. I know that I haven't shared my weekly mileage in and what I have been doing, so let's get to it!

I am not the runner I used to be and I am starting to be okay with that. We all have goals, we all have dreams, but my body just doesn't do what it used to. It isn't a lie, it isn't a secret. I've come to terms with it. No sense in lying to myself about, no point in sweating it. It is, what it is. I'm darn happy to run. My time keeps sinking.. That's okay.. We just keep going.. 

Saturday I ran 9 miles in the freezing cold. The temps dropped pretty fast. It starting snowing like this...

And then it went to this..

When I got home, I started crying because I couldn't feel my hands. My first six miles were faster than my last three. At one point, during the final three, I considered calling my husband because I knew it was dangerous, but I KNEW I would be super mad at myself, so I pushed IT. I was even MADDER at home when I was crying on the bathroom floor because my hands hurt for thirty minutes.. SILLY runner!! Oh, the things we do...

In the end, I'm glad I ran the complete Nine miles because, at the end of this month, we are going to run the Flying Pigs Half Marathon! It is my Thirtieth Birthday Present I gave to myself at Detroit Free Press. I couldn't be more excited. I need the long mileage.. I am prepping for a 12 miler here shortly.. I would have had that this past weekend or a few weekends ago if the flu had not gotten ahold of me. Runners adapt to change and re-route plans all the time! 

Weekly Recap:

Wednesday: 3 miles in Shorts
Thursday- Rest
Friday- Eating Tons of Tacos
Saturday- 9 Miles in Snow
Sunday- Stretching & 2 Mile Walk
Monday- Stretching
Tuesday- 2.5 Mile Walk


Contest Rules:
Every day, there will be a different giveaway. Somedays, it will be a mystery giveaway where I won't list the item. Other days you will get to see what the item is that I'm giving away for that day. The items range from books, cookbooks, gift cards, DVDs and mystery surprises..  

Your job is to comment, leave your name and email address like this: Comment, Sarah, Runningthroughthestorm@gmaildotcom will choose a number every night. I will contact the winner via email and if I don't hear from you, your prize will go into the final drawing on the last day. All uncollected prizes will be given away to one random winner. I will send the winning prizes out at the end of each week!

You can enter MORE THAN ONCE, EVEN IF YOU HAVE WON! THIRTY DAYS LONG! Everyone is bound to get something! 

Good Luck!!! 

Today's Giveaway:

Today's giveaways is  witty, a woman who will make you laugh and she is just full of being real! If you've never read anything by Melanie Shankle, get in on this giveaway! "Sparkly Green Earrings" is one of my favorite books and I hope you win it! 

Happy Wednesday!!!  Come back again tomorrow! Thanks for celebrating my Birthday bash! Kelsey was our winner Yesterday! She won an Ulta Beauty Store giftcard! 


Susan P said...

Oh Sarah!! You are naughty. Please don't do that again - what if you got frostbite in your hands and couldn't write?! AUGH! Be a good girl and make the Constable baby you. ;)

KelseyJ said...

Thanks for the gift card! Can't wait to use it! :)

And be careful out there crazy girl!

Love the Sparkly Earrings book...someone will be lucky to win it!

Shirley said...

I wouldn't mind reading the Sparkly Earrings book. Excited to be seeing you tomorrow!

Sarah said...

I know, well I do have a burned hand now.. We are hoping that one heals :)

Sarah said...

You are welcome! It's a funny book!

Sarah said...

You'd like it, Shirley! Can't wait to see you either :)

Britney Adams said...

Thanks for the great celebration and giveaways, Sarah!

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Sarah said...

You are welcome! Good luck. Thanks for stopping by :)

Alison said...

You are so brave and funny and wonderful. I love hearing about you running in the snow. alison (dot) louise (at) gmail (dot) com

Aurelia said...

I like that book. Aurelia

Lucy Reynolds said...

Thank you for the chance. God bless!

justcommonly said...

Aww..I missed this day's. Happy Birthday celebration!