Runner. Dog mom. Bostonian. Former Cast Member. Wearer of fabulous hats. Occasional drag queen.
As excited as I am for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler in - GASP - just over two weeks?!
Here’s some light reading to hold you over - the Official 2014 Event Guide for race weekend!
Don’t forget to print & sign your waiver for race day!  (And check out which corral you are in based on your bib number)
It’s getting cloooooose!

As excited as I am for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler in - GASP - just over two weeks?!

Here’s some light reading to hold you over - the Official 2014 Event Guide for race weekend!

Don’t forget to print & sign your waiver for race day!  (And check out which corral you are in based on your bib number)

It’s getting cloooooose!

Strong run tonight - feeling good! The weather and scenery didn’t hurt ;)

Strong run tonight - feeling good! The weather and scenery didn’t hurt ;)

Yoga tonight!

Yoga tonight!

Most excitement ever. Adopted my first kale plant today in NH then used my OWN kale in my smoothie!! Red kale makes the smoothie look so much prettier ;)

Most excitement ever. Adopted my first kale plant today in NH then used my OWN kale in my smoothie!! Red kale makes the smoothie look so much prettier ;)

"Off" weekend up at Lake Sunapee :) Tessie is just as into starting tri training as me :)

"Off" weekend up at Lake Sunapee :) Tessie is just as into starting tri training as me :)

Shook up my route tonight to pass by the 9/11 memorial in the Boston Public Garden

Shook up my route tonight to pass by the 9/11 memorial in the Boston Public Garden

First swim class tonight!  I think this is my first actual swim class in about 20 years :-P  
As mentioned earlier, it’s not that I’m new to swimming.  In fact, once upon a time, I was a lifeguard at a Girl Scout camp for a few summers!  But time changes things, and nothing is actually “like riding a bike.”  (Especially since I ran over myself with my bike the first time I tried to ride it in my late 20s.  So much for that saying.)  And considering I haven’t been in the pool without a cocktail in my hand in about 10 years…..yeah, I think it is safe to assume I’m a little rusty
My short term goal right now is to complete my first Sprint Tri next spring, so I figure - rather than flap around in the water, flailing my arms, and eventually doggy-paddling myself to the swim finish line - I would actually take a little 10 week refresher course, for adults by adults, who critique and perfect your stroke.  Anything that decreases my chances of drowning in open water works for me!
This is also part of who “project: build my base” as I start to really think about pursuing this whole triathlon dream.  Also, I figure if I sink enough money into getting myself the proper setup right now, I’ll have to follow through and finish the damn thing, right?  I hope?
So wish my luck.  First public pool in a LONG time.  First time in a one-piece swimsuit since graduating high school.  First swim class since my age was in single digits.  This should be fun.

First swim class tonight!  I think this is my first actual swim class in about 20 years :-P 

As mentioned earlier, it’s not that I’m new to swimming.  In fact, once upon a time, I was a lifeguard at a Girl Scout camp for a few summers!  But time changes things, and nothing is actually “like riding a bike.”  (Especially since I ran over myself with my bike the first time I tried to ride it in my late 20s.  So much for that saying.)  And considering I haven’t been in the pool without a cocktail in my hand in about 10 years…..yeah, I think it is safe to assume I’m a little rusty

My short term goal right now is to complete my first Sprint Tri next spring, so I figure - rather than flap around in the water, flailing my arms, and eventually doggy-paddling myself to the swim finish line - I would actually take a little 10 week refresher course, for adults by adults, who critique and perfect your stroke.  Anything that decreases my chances of drowning in open water works for me!

This is also part of who “project: build my base” as I start to really think about pursuing this whole triathlon dream.  Also, I figure if I sink enough money into getting myself the proper setup right now, I’ll have to follow through and finish the damn thing, right?  I hope?

So wish my luck.  First public pool in a LONG time.  First time in a one-piece swimsuit since graduating high school.  First swim class since my age was in single digits.  This should be fun.

Officially a Ragnar Relay Ambassador

So…you know that little 200-mile relay race I am always talking about?  The one I convinced 11 of my friends to pile into 2 vans and spend 31 hours 33 minutes and 20 seconds with me running from Hull to Provincetown?  The Ragnar Relay Series?

Yeah, that one :)

My enthusiasm and passion for this race must be obvious because I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected for the 2015 Ragnar Ambassador Team!!!

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Need to refresh your memory on my Ragnar experience?  Check out my recaps in Part 1: The Captain’s Log and Part 2: The Ballad of Runner 10 

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Here’s how it happened:

As per usual, I was obsessing and browsing the Ragnar Relay website.  Particularly leading up to my first stint as Captain, I was constantly on here, pouring over the information provided, and it just became a habit.  I stumbled upon the Ragnar Ambassador page and was instantly interested in being involved!  The opportunity to talk up Ragnar constantly to friends, family, coworkers, runners, etc?  I was already doing that anyways, wasn’t I?? This just gives me more of an excuse!!!

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I applied a few months ago and didn’t hear back.  Well, that’s how the cookie crumbled.  Figured I didn’t make the cut. 

But yesterday I was absolutely THRILLED to receive an email from the Ambassador Program Director, letting me know I had been selected for the 2015 team and asking if I was still interested.  Still interested?!?  Are you kidding?!?  I couldn’t accept fast enough!!!

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I’m so so so excited for the opportunity!  Ragnar Cape Cod was one of my absolute favorite and most special experiences of my life.  I have already been counting down the days until May for the 2015 race!

Now I get to channel that enthusiasm in a somewhat healthy way (my team must be breathing a sigh of relief that others will now be the target of my Ragnar ramblings) and I can spread the love for this great event in my community in an official way!  I’m so excited to represent while running and volunteering at local races, at expos, with running clubs, and so many other places I am already involved!  The best part will be the special Ambassador gear, making me official-official (and not just some crazy overenthusiastic chick!)

So that’s pretty awesome news, huh?!?!

I’ll try not to let the power go to my head…. ;)  Though I may already have instructed boyfriend he is now to call me “Madam Ambassador” going forward.  That’s not weird, right?

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Somehow I don’t think he is thrilled about that idea.  ;)

So so so excited to get started!   WOO RAGNAR!

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