This morning I hit up the gym for strength training, but didn’t do any cardio. So, I took a walk on my lunch break. I need a walk a day to help keep me from having an anxiety attack and it was nice.
On my long run this weekend I ran to Whole Foods and the organic kale was on sale. I love kale, but mostly only eat it as kale chips. But, roasting the hell out of such a healthy veggie and then drowning it in ketchup didn’t seem right this time.
Tuesday night I made a massaged kale salad with my own dressing. That is pretty fancy for me! I even washed the kale! <- I know, who am I?! Cochina.
Anyways, one bunch of kale made a huge bowl of greens and I dressed it with:
1 Tb. Olive oil, 2 Tb. maple syrup, 2 Tb. OJ and salt.
I recently created my #FitnessBucketList on Pinterest
I’m not done with it yet, but here’s what I have so far…
1. Complete a triathlon
2. Climb Half Dome – DONE. Actually I already did this, but Half Dome, along with running a marathon, were my 2 original goals I’ve had for years and years! So I wanted to make sure I gave myself credit for that.
3. Another epic hike. I think I might want to do the Grand Canyon…?
4. Run in every state. This is going to take a long time!
5. Run the NYC Marathon. After the Long Beach marathon I was ready to hang up my marathon shoes. Then, I decided I wanted to do one more mary first.
But which marathon would be a good finale?!
Well, I’ve heard for years that the crowds and experience of running New York is unlike any other race I’d ever do. Also, according to the marathon machine, Skinny Runner, the best marathon is The ING New York City Marathon.
So, run the New York City Marathon was on my Fitness Bucket List. I wasn’t sure when I’d be able to actually do it though since NY is really hard to get into and the race plus travel would cost a lot!(source)
Well a few weeks ago I got an email with the subject line…
“NY Marathon Web Series Casting”
Um, okay. I thought this is a total scam but I’ll check it out.
Turns out the ING New York city marathon is putting together a web series featuring all different kinds of runners. The webisodes will share stories and tips from a few people running New York.
Well, I was picked. I am going to run the New York City Marathon in November!!! AHHHH! This is beyond a HUGE deal. When I got the email that I was chosen I read it 3 times and then called Ben at work and read it to him to be sure. (source)
Yes. I don’t know who or why or how they picked me, but they did.
So, I am going to New York on Sunday to film some of the webisodes. My series will be about FOOD. Of course
I had a call with the producers today and it sounds like what I’ll be doing is super exciting and fun!
I’ll be filming in New York Monday and Tuesday and will be back home Wednesday and back to “real life”.
My head is spinning over all of this. I know I don’t deserve all these awesome things that happen to me because of RER, but I’m accepting my blessings with the grace of an adult and burying the fear and doubt deep down where I can’t find it.
Details about my webisodes will come as I get it. Oh, and I’ll post about training for the mary as soon as I figure that out! (Yes, I just realized I have to actually run 26 miles and it’s not all fun and games. I asked and they won’t let me take a cab to the finish…)
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