I’m Back!

Dec 1stSeems like November turned out to be a shitty month for me with my running and the other goals. I just haven’t been feeling that great. Struggling with allergies and the weather here in Seattle is really getting to me after being here more than five weeks. I’m constantly freezing and sleeping bad which makes me want to spend all days in bed. So much for being all healthy and active huh?!

Well, I guess this is a part of life too. There’s just going to be times when nothing really works, where you have to fight harder and give it your best without being to hard on yourself. Seeing the good things you get done instead of focusing on what you could’ve done, right?

Anyways, this week started out great. My husband returned from working over seas and being (far) away from me for 2 1/2 months! Great news. But it left me feeling way less motivated to run then normal and until today I had only done one run since Monday, leaving me far from my goal of running at least 20K/week. BUT, today I got out of bed feeling a spark of motivation and I kicked myself out to do a run. I decided to just start running and see how far I’d feel like going. Ended up doing a 12K run and 10K of them pushing hard, leaving me with a personal best on 10K. Even though it might not really count “for real” I felt great getting back to the house with a 10K done in 56min37sec.

So, even though I was a few K’s away from my goal of 20K this week I chose to see today as a WIN. I did freaking good!

And today’s run left me with a great feeling and a new found motivation. I will now go back to Hawaii knowing that I can do this. I am, after all, a runner.


Mustache Dache 5K November 17th 2012

So last Saturday I ran the Mustache Dache 5K in Magnuson Park, Seattle. I had a blast! The whole happening was well thought out and there was just so much fun going on it was impossible not to smile. The month of November also goes under the name Movember and it is the Mens Health Awareness Month with an emphasis on prostate cancer.  I especially felt for this cause because my dear uncle is fighting prostate cancer as I write this. I thought of him and sent him some smiles and strength which, both of them, is something I have a bunch of.

I didn’t get a ton of photos of the race as I planned to, and I managed to stay out of the thousands of photos that were taken but here’s a few at least.

The night before the race I tried my mustache on and felt like a real man. 

My friend captured at least one photo of me during the race, close to the finish. I’m the all black runner to the left. Smiling, of course.

Post-race. Posing with my pretty bib, some crazy hair and tired eyes. It’s actually kind of hard to smile with a mustache glued to your upper lip. And I also found it pretty frustrating having it on while running with sweat and runny nose making the mustache feel… Hm, awkward. I guess I’m just not that good at being manly? 


I finished the race in 27 minutes and 25 seconds and did my fastest 5K ever. In my second race ever. The whole thing was just awesome and if I happen to be in Seattle at this time of year 2013 I’ll definitely do it again. You should come join me!





My Run In Pictures – Nov 21st

Just before I set out on my run I received a package from Meg and I quickly changed into this Oiselle shirt to stay warm during the run.

And I also put on the capris she sent me, now all ready to go for my run in the SUN (the weather has been really shitty the last days so I was stoked to see the sun as I stepped outside for the run).

Seattle skyline seen from the Burke Gilman trail.

One of all the bridges I run under/over/across when I’m out running in Seattle.

Bridge, bridge, bridge..

And after my just over 6K I got back to this little darling. Daisy.  


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My Run in Pictures – Nov 13th

It was a foggy Seattle skyline I had in front of me..

..and a wet surface to run on.

Gasworks Park, a place I’ve been running by so so many times now.

Back “home” doing one of todays 15 planks and a ton of stretching before heading to… IKEA!


Mustache Registration, Check!

I’m officially signed up to do the Mustache Dache this coming Saturday.

The only thing I’m kind of bummed about is that I left my mustache ring back home in Hawaii. I had it on before I left the house to go to the airport and fly out to Seattle, but for some reason I took it off last minute and here I am with no mustache. Might have to get a new one.. And that’s OK, because I’m in love with this mustache ring of mine and I guess another one wouldn’t hurt..

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