Daily Archives: September 25, 2009

Last Minute 5K

Today I registered last minute for the Main Line 5K tomorrow morning. I was stalking Running in the USA.com and Runners World.com for races in the area and there are SO MANY fabulous races coming up, right in my backyard! I totally need to take advantage of them. I pretty much run alone everyday, so it’s nice to be around other runners sometimes. And obviously the more I run at ‘race pace,’ the better! I also have a soft spot in my heart for race bibs and race shirts!

I am excited! I went today and registered in person, picked up my shirt and checked out where I am supposed to be tomorrow. I know the weekends are usually my sleep in days, but I am looking forward to getting up bright and early tomorrow for the race!

Below is the course. I am happy when courses go in loops. I HATE when courses go out to a certain point and then you have to double back the same way you came, like I had to do in the Zooma Half. I seriously hate it.

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After I registered for the race tomorrow, traffic took me by my old stomping ground: Villanova University. It’s parents weekend there this weekend and the place was packed, but just as beautiful as ever. I snapped some pictures of the church while sitting in traffic.

Oh to be back in college again…

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I had a healthy little meal which was full of vegetables and some pasta for energy tomorrow morning along with some water. I have been hydrating like a crazy person all day!

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Just your basic lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, onions and carrots salad. Complete with some Brianna’s Salad Dressing. The pasta is topped with Trader Joe’s Vodka sauce. YUM!  September 2009 930

The winner of the Gifts For Runners Giveaway is: mbrady1

Email me your contact information and your water bottle will be in the mail!

The fabulous people at GiftsForRunners.com have given a gift to all And Her Little Dog Too readers. For 10% off  your order, enter the code: gfrjw10

Let me know if you get anything! I am eyeing up a few gifts myself and with the Holidays’ right around the corner, I know some people who will love some running gifts!! Happy Shopping!

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend! I will be back tomorrow with a recap of my ‘last minute 5k’ race!

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Herb Garden

Just got back from another fabulous 4 mile run. I really can feel like the biking to classes 10 miles a day 3 days a week it really making a difference. The extra cardio is great! Today I think I hit a new PR – Here are my stats:

Mile 1: 8:33 – Mile 2: 8:05 – Mile 3: 8:16 – Mile 4: 8:24

After my fabulous run, I took my computer outside and let Jackson roam around the courtyard. I get some blogging in and Jackson gets some fun time outside. Everyone wins!

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While outside, I refueled with some ZICO. I love me some coconut water post running! I am thinking about signing up for the Main Line 5K tomorrow, just to get a little racing action in the mix. It’s way more fun to run with people than alone!

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Check out the herb garden in my back yard! Apparently someone has planted all these different herbs in the courtyard common area for everyone to use. Here is mint, which smells AH-mazing. Possible future uses: in my tea & mojitos!

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Here is some lovely Basil:

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This smells very lemony, but I am not sure what it is. Thoughts or suggestions?

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Some Rosemary:

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There is also a bunch of tomatoes growing slowly but surely. I am not a tomato person, but they are out there.

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And her is just another little reminder that Fall is here.

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My GiftsForRunners.com Giveaway for a Nathan Hydration bottle ends today! Enter Enter!

And for those of you who commented yesterday on my Fork or Spoon post, here are the results: About half of you guessed I used a fork and half of you guessed I used a spoon. It looks like most of my readers use spoons! Yesterday I used a fork! One reader suggested a metal spork, which would be AWESOME! Anyone know where to find one?

Last call for the winner of the Grand Prize Zevia Giveaway! I reopened the giveaway since the original winner didn’t claim her prize and now I am still waiting to hear from the new winner. This winner comments on my blog fairly often, so if you think YOU might be the winner, check it out and get back to me. If I don’t hear back from her in the next day or two, I will open it up AGAIN! Seriously, Zevia rocks!

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Herb Garden

Just got back from another fabulous 4 mile run. I really can feel like the biking to classes 10 miles a day 3 days a week it really making a difference. The extra cardio is great! Today I think I hit a new PR – Here are my stats:

Mile 1: 8:33 – Mile 2: 8:05 – Mile 3: 8:16 – Mile 4: 8:24

After my fabulous run, I took my computer outside and let Jackson roam around the courtyard. I get some blogging in and Jackson gets some fun time outside. Everyone wins!

September 2009 1034

While outside, I refueled with some ZICO. I love me some coconut water post running! I am thinking about signing up for the Main Line 5K tomorrow, just to get a little racing action in the mix. It’s way more fun to run with people than alone!

September 2009 1033

Check out the herb garden in my back yard! Apparently someone has planted all these different herbs in the courtyard common area for everyone to use. Here is mint, which smells AH-mazing. Possible future uses: in my tea & mojitos!

September 2009 1044

Here is some lovely Basil:

September 2009 1036

This smells very lemony, but I am not sure what it is. Thoughts or suggestions?

September 2009 1042     

Some Rosemary:

 September 2009 1037

There is also a bunch of tomatoes growing slowly but surely. I am not a tomato person, but they are out there.

September 2009 1038 

And her is just another little reminder that Fall is here.

September 2009 1041

My GiftsForRunners.com Giveaway for a Nathan Hydration bottle ends today! Enter Enter!

And for those of you who commented yesterday on my Fork or Spoon post, here are the results: About half of you guessed I used a fork and half of you guessed I used a spoon. It looks like most of my readers use spoons! Yesterday I used a fork! One reader suggested a metal spork, which would be AWESOME! Anyone know where to find one?

Last call for the winner of the Grand Prize Zevia Giveaway! I reopened the giveaway since the original winner didn’t claim her prize and now I am still waiting to hear from the new winner. This winner comments on my blog fairly often, so if you think YOU might be the winner, check it out and get back to me. If I don’t hear back from her in the next day or two, I will open it up AGAIN! Seriously, Zevia rocks!

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