Thursday, August 21, 2008

September Challenges

What would life be without its challenges? This month I have two for you.

1. Come to my birthday party! I'm celebrating with a 10k in Dallas on the 20th of September. If you're interested go HERE.

If you live no where near Dallas, join me in a 10k of your own. Run 6.2 miles by yourself, with a friend, or in a different road race. However you do it, you have to do all 6.2 miles at one time.

This will be my first race post partum and I'm anxious to see how it goes. I've set a speedy goal for myself and I hope I can do it!

2. Eat like a saint month. I'm not exactly sure what an actual Saint eats, but I assume since they're very good, almost perfect people, they probably eat healthy stuff. You'll pretty much set the rules for yourself on this one, what eating like a saint means to you. I would say, try to rule out lots of packaged snacks, extra sugar, soda, candy. This pretty much rules out my ice cream night caps and any other dessert...until my birthday of course. If you can't handle the thought of going the whole month (until the 22nd) you can also do weeks only and let your hair down on the weekends (hey, 5 out of 7 ain't bad!).

So, sign up for a challenge in comments and commit! Hope you'll celebrate with me!


Brian, Jeni, Nat, and Stephen said...

since my bday is sept, i will do it for sure!! ok so i will be super slow since i will have 3 weeks of running under my belt...and obviously it will be fun to see you kick my trash!! fun!! count me in!and i will try to eat as saintly as possible!

Abby & Paxton said...

i dont think i'll do the race only because i don't think it will help me much. i ran 8 this morning, so i am working for a little higher goal! :) but good luck- what's your goal time by the way? i'm interested?
BUT-I WILL do the saintly eating for sure! Man this will definitely be hard for me only because i like to have a little sweet something everyday. but i'll try to limit it to like 2x/wk or something... and how long do we do this? all of Sept?

Kelly said...


a 10k would be great for your training...a little speed work for you! You could just bandit the race and count it as a good workout?? Anyway, my goal is to run it under 40 mins. That's about a 6:30/mile pace. I've been training well and am already running this pace, so hopefully I'll be able to race well and reach my goal.

Kelly said...

Oh, the saintly eating will start the 1st of Sept. and end the 22nd (my birthday-ha!).

abby and paxton said...

awesome-- well maybe- that'd be fun. so i have a question- Would you recommend eating an energy/protein bar before a run/race or just go straight to a food item that would give you more nutrients you need? What good energy bars have you found to work for you? My issue is I'm trying to figure out what food to eat before my runs to give me enough fuel. Also my other problem is I am not waking up early enough to eat something- i don't want to wake up an hour before i run to eat something. any help?

Abby said...

another question- You like New Balance running shoes right? I'm trying to find some new ones that aren't $85-$100!

Chi-townRawlins said...

Okay, girly. I'm going to run the 10K with you on September 20th. You AND Jeni AND Abby will all kick my sorry behind...but that's okay. I'm okay with that. I'm okay with that. I'm okay with that. I think if I say it enough times I might believe it. I'm OOOOOOOOOOKay with that.
See you at the finish line (after you've had time to shower, read the paper and eat lunch, right?)

Anonymous said...

Well I will not be running a 10k for your birthday but I will give you a present that should match it. I will be riding my bicycle from Montana to Washington. So have a happy birthday! We will be sweating together again like the good old days. Love you, Dad