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run your asses off.

Breaking news: I’m running an impromptu half marathon this Sunday.  Don’t worry, I accidentally trained for this so hopefully it will be injury free. You see, for the last 2-3 months I joined my friends each Saturday for long runs (8-12 miles) as they trained for a half marathon that took place last weekend. I had a girls weekend planned and knew I couldn’t participate but tagged along for the training anyways. There is NOTHING like a long run to get your weekend started on the right foot. Yesterday my friend Erin (my old running partner) mentioned that she signed up for a half this Sunday but hadn’t trained.  I jumped at the chance to scoop up her bib since she wasn’t going to use it.  Somehow I convinced my friend Melissa (and running partner) to run with me, except she’ll run as a bandit (without a bib) since registration is closed. I hope we don’t get in trouble!!

We’ll also be running a race on Monday- the Tufts 10K. We signed up for it a while ago so we’ll run it lightheartedly. The Tufts 10k was the very first race I ever ran (circa 2007) and I highly recommend it for runners new and old. It’s ALL women and an incredible experience. The energy is palpable and it’s sure to get you hooked! Plus they give out cool shirts and there is always fun free food post race. (The real reason I run.) Registration is still open!!!

I picked up our race packets today at City Sports where they offered a 15% off the entire purchase. Obviously I couldn’t let that deal go to waste so I picked myself up some hiking boots. I’m going on an overnight backpacking trip next weekend and Eleanor chewed the back out of my boot so a new pair was needed. Check em’ out. The pink kinda throws me off since I’m not so girly but why the hell not.



Happy weekend!!!


October 8, 2010 - Posted by | Friends, running


  1. sweet! hey, you’re all trained and everything…awesome!

    Comment by Heather | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  2. Good luck! I still need to get my ass in gear and sign up for a race. I’m constantly saying I will and then.. it never happens.

    Comment by highonhealthy | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  3. An impromptu half marathon? I still think that’s crazy, even if you’ve been accidently training! :p

    Good luck!

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  4. I have those same shoes in a different color (maroon and brown) and I love them to death. I’m wearing them now! I’ve had them for 2+ years and they’re still chugging along strong (though it’s almost time to replace them — sob).

    Have fun on the 1/2!

    Comment by Whitney | October 8, 2010 | Reply

    • really???? i’m so happy you love them bc i wasn’t so sure about them. do you hike in them?

      Comment by lpskins | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  5. You are a running machine! Good luck and have fun!

    Comment by MelissaNibbles | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  6. Good luck! I so admire you for running a marathon!

    Comment by Lisa | October 8, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks but it’s a half marathon!!

      Comment by lpskins | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  7. holy crap missy that is awesome! kick some major butt on Sunday

    Comment by tropicaleats | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  8. I have those shoes in orange/grey and I love ’em 🙂

    Comment by The Running Phoodie | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  9. Have a great race! I love that you can just do a half at the last minute. Rock it!

    Comment by Becky | October 9, 2010 | Reply

  10. I love that you are running back to back! Have fun!

    Comment by kilax | October 9, 2010 | Reply

  11. Wow! A half marathon and a 10k? You rock! Good luck on both!!

    I am running the 10k too 🙂 Maybe I will see you there!

    Comment by Ashleigh | October 9, 2010 | Reply

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