This time last year, I was counting down the days to the ING New York City marathon. This year, I am counting down to our wedding, which falls the day before that very same marathon. I felt a pang of jealousy this weekend as I saw runners pass through Copley Square on their long runs. After running two marathons in 2011, I gave myself a welcomed break this year, but I’m starting to think it’s time to get back on the road. The crisp fall air and cooler weather have me itching to lace up my running shoes and take on a new challenge.
With this week filled with last minute work projects and finishing touches for the wedding, I’ll have to wait a bit to scratch that itch, but it’s never too early to make plans, especially with the busyness of the holidays approaching. While searching for an early 2013 half marathon, I came across Amanda‘s upcoming Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge, which kicks off just as Nick and I return from our honeymoon. Amanda is always logging crazy miles and motivates me to get out there and get after it. With built in structure and accountability, points awarded for healthy eating, exercise and overall wellness, and opportunities to chat with experts like Deena Kastor (for real), I didn’t hesitate to sign up for the HBBC. The challenge runs November 19 – January 5th. For more details, or to register, visit this page.
While we’re on our honeymoon, I am sure Nick and I will tackle a few vacation WODs and take advantage of opportunities to swim, hike, run, stand up paddle board, kayak, and um… hammock. Rest is important. I take rest very seriously. Clark does too.
I’m packing my kicks, a resistance band, and a few sets of workout gear, but one of the resorts we are staying at loans out workout clothes, which I think is pretty cool. I’ll also be bringing my new Yurbuds, which are the only earbuds that don’t pop clear out of my little ears while I am running or working out. They come with several sizes of earbud covers, allowing for a custom fit. Added plus? They’re cute.
To enter, please leave a comment below. Barring a power outage or some other Sandy situation, I will select a random winner on Wednesday evening.
Update: Congratulations, Mindy! Many thanks to Reebok, and to all who entered.
Also On Tap for Today:
- This is definitely soup weather
- I don’t really know what this is, but it’s cute
- Hunkering down… Sandy is here