Sunday, April 28, 2013

Road Runner Sports Adventure Run

So I had heard about this more than a year ago.
Somehow must have forgotten about it.
Then recently it was brought to my attention again.
So. Glad. It. Was.

I finally did the Adventure Run, put on by Road Runner Sports.


This is a once a month event.

The run starts and ends at RRS and is a bit like a scavenger hunt.
You run for an hour to fun checkpoints and collect raffle tickets.
The more raffle tickets collected, the better the chances to win prizes!!

After checking in {I registered online to receive a free beer ticket}
and checking out some of the promo booths,
it was time for the run!
A map was revealed listing checkpoints.
The further the checkpoint, the more raffle tickets scored!

My mama running friend, Lisa, and I were amongst the hundreds of other crazy runners!

Each checkpoint has an obstacle you can choose to complete for extra tickets.

You can run to as little or many checkpoints as you wish, as long as you are back to RRS at the end of the hour. (We barely made it!!)

Once back, rehydration {with beer} is key, while listening to raffles being called.

The raffles that didn't win a prize, oh well.

 Still smiling!

I did get a chance to run in these New Balance shoes. They were comfy and light.

The RRS Adventure Run was a ton of fun AND a great workout!! We made it to all but one checkpoint, logged 5.5 miles in an hour, while scavenging the town completing obstacles! 

Topped off with a beer and fun company, I am SO EAGER for the next Adventure RUN!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Balloons and a bike ride

Last week we went to the mall to find the Nugget new running park {sneakers} tennis shoes. However, Stride Rite wasn't having a sale, and I refuse to pay $50 for a pair of shoes that'll be outgrown in 5 days!
We did have a wonderful time at the mall though.
All thanks to this little green balloon!

I couldn't decide which pic I liked more, so you get all three!!

The above balloon now seems like chopped liver compared to all the balloons at her friend Odin's birthday party a few days later...

Apparently, yellow tutus bring fun with balloons ;)

This week must have been named, "try new running paths week". Because that's what we did!

This first run was our first "trail" run. It was hilly and hard! I felt like we were in the middle of nowhere even thought we were in the middle of the city! My quads were screaming after 2.5 miles!

The next run, Hospitality Point, is a great path near the San Diego river before it spills into the ocean. I think I would've liked it better if the wind wasn't trying to blow us away!

Some of my darling running mamas!

Today we ran along a part of Mission Bay that I hadn't touched yet. It was {of course} gorgeous as the water sparkled in the sunlight!

In other exciting news...
The Nugget experienced her very first bike ride!! 
We took her to Lake Murray for the inaugural run and she had a wonderful time! It was a beautiful evening with lots of ducks along the path. 

We are now looking forward to exploring more places, on bike, as a family!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A runner and a climber

Last Wednesday, Nugget was out playing as I arrived back from my run.
She had to have my water bottle and headphones so she could "run"!
This made me so happy!

The above two pictures show how proud the Nugget is to be a climber! 
One day she decided to be a "daredevil"... and she hasn't looked back. Now every day she is up on a chair, standing! { <---cue one more thing for this mama to worry about}
This newfound skill has certainly helped her confidence climbing at the playground though!

Not a picture of climbing, but this rolling slide is the best! 
{As is her Rolling Stones shirt}

Now that I'm {mostly} recovered from my plague cold, 
it's wonderful to be running again. 
(I took 4 days off)  (Which seemed realllllly long!)
 I've had to take it slow though since I'm still coughing a lot, 
and I don't want to overdue it.

Anywho... going to leave you with a couple pics from my runs this week.

A gorgeous run in Balboa Park:

A foggy start to a run at Lake Murray:

What was(is) your favorite place to play at the playground?