Happy National Running Day! Did you get your run on today?
I participated in National Running Day with a 4-mile run on the treadmill at the gym. I was in a cranky mood all morning, so a sweaty run was just what I needed to snap out of a funk.
Some really good music on my iPod also helped improve my mood! I rocked out to Adele, Chemical Romance, and Citizen Cope (among other favorites) while running along.
After my run, I felt a zillion times better! It’s amazing that a “runner’s high” can cure just about any bad mood.
After my workout, I took the quickest shower ever (yay, sopping wet hair!) and whipped up a banana smoothie to take with me to NuVal. In the mix: frozen banana, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, vanilla extract, and chia seeds.
I spent the next few hours at NuVal working away and catching up with coworkers.
On the way home from NuVal, I needed a little pick-me-up, so I stopped by Marylou’s for an Almond Joy iced coffee. (I swear, they add crack to their iced coffee.)
In honor of National Running Day, I registered for another race: Rock ”˜N’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon!!!
I know that I complained about pricey race registration costs the other day, but this time, I’m paying for a pretty awesome experience too. The Rock ”˜N’ Roll Las Vegas is run at night (and you know how much I love night running!) and the race route goes right down the Vegas strip!! How cool is that?!?
I decided to bite the bullet and register today because the Rock ”˜N’ Roll Las Vegas folks are hosting a “Special Registration Week,” which means for only $130, you can register for the half marathon. (The marathon is $140.) I still can’t believe I paid that much money, but I saved $10 off the registration price with the code 10RNRLV. Every little bit helps!
Oh, yea. I almost forgot. Another reason that I registered for the Rock ”˜N’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon is because I’ll just happen to be in Vegas for the Urban Running: Blogger Summit!!!
Say what?!? Running and blogging at the same conference?! Ooooh, yes!
My friend Skinny Runner is hosting it, and there’s already a whole slew of great speakers confirmed, including yours truly as the keynote speaker! Yikes! It might kill me, but I’m trying to come from A Place of Yes in my life.
If you’re interested in attending the Urban Running: Blogger Summit, send an email to email@example.com to get updates about the venue, speakers, and room accommodations.