• 2013 Race Calendar

    November 2, 2012

    Good morning! Happy Friday!!

    So, is it too early to start thinking about my race calendar for next year?

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    Maybe?

    Well, I’m a planner, and I just can’t help myself sometimes, so I’m already setting the wheels in motion.

    The first race on my calendar for 2013 is the Rock ‘N’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon! Go big or go home!

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    I’m running this one with my friends Monica and Chandra. The three of us have been talking for months about planning an epic reunion, so when someone suggested this race, we knew it was the perfect adventure. Fun, friends, flashing, and running! I can’t wait to see what shenanigans transpire from this weekend!

    Also on my race calendar for 2013 is the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon, which I am running on behalf of ZOOMA as one of the members of their Blogger Advisory Panel.

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    I am totally psyched for this race. When I saw Anne a couple of weeks ago, she raved about the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon (it was her first half marathon), which got me even more pumped for it!

    Registration for the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon & 10K is now open, and if you register before March 3, 2013, you’ll received a special Training Care Package in the mail. ZOOMA put together all the items they think are essential when you start training for a race—practical things to set you up for success and fun things to keep you motivated, too! ZOOMA is also looking for ambassadors for the Annapolis race.

    ZOOMA ambassadors are active, energetic, creative running/healthy living bloggers who are influential both online through social media and in their running communities. Our ambassadors inspire, encourage and motivate other women to better themselves through running. All fitness and experience levels are encouraged to apply.

    As an ambassador, you will. . .

    Use your blog, twitter, Facebook and various social media accounts to inform your followers about ZOOMA, inspire them complete a half marathon or 5K/10K, and serve as an ambassador for women’s running in the local  community.

    If you’re interested in becoming a ZOOMA ambassador for the Annapolis Half Marathon & 10K, you can apply online here.

    And since we’re on the topic of running… I was mentioned in the December issue of Runner’s World as part of an article about social media and running. So cool!!

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    Runner’s World selected me (@CarrotsNCake) along with a number of my blog buddies as people to follow on Twitter. My name was grouped with the “Foodies (or Drinkies)” section!

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    16,745 followers

    Tina Haupert, author and health blogger

    WHY FOLLOW? If you’re looking for simple, healthy meal ideas—she posts what she eats daily, along side details of her running and CrossFit workouts (and photos of her pug).

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    Love the description! It perfectly describes my blog, and I love that the pug got a mention in there too!

    Breakfast

    Yesterday morning’s breakfast was kind of a bomb. It tasted fine, but it didn’t look pretty. I tried to make pumpkin pancakes, but the batter ended up being too thin—almost like a crepe—and then stuck to the pan, so it came out like a weirdo pumpkin omelet. I think there’s hope for this recipe, so I’m going to try again and make some tweaks to it.

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    Lunch

    After breakfast, I took Murphy for a walk and then got my work on. I broke for lunch a few hours later. On the menu: leftover veggies and chicken mixed with the Curry Spice Blend (minus the sea salt), which I am totally obsessed with. I swear, it makes any old boring meal taste a million times better!

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    After lunch, I did some baking and made a mess of the kitchen.

    Mal always says it looks like poltergeist come to visit when I bake/cook because I leave all of the cabinets open. Haha!

    Snack

    Of course, I needed to sample a Butternut White Chocolate Chip Bar. Mmmmm! Great afternoon snack!

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    Question of the Day

    Have you started to think about races for 2013? What races do you want to add to your calendar for next year?

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    { 74 comments… read them below or add one }

    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance November 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Congrats on the feature! I have been meaning to sign up for the Rock N Roll marathon out here. I ran it about 6 years ago and finished in pretty good time.

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    K.I. November 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I’m signed up for the Chicago Half Marathon in Sept 2013, my first! That is so cool you are in Runner’s World–I was reading your blog and when I saw your RW screenshot, I grabbed my issue from the nightstand and showed my husband how what I was reading online exactly matched the magazine. You’re right, the description is perfect! Thanks for all your fabulous posts!

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    Kristy November 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I’m also running the New Orleans Rock and Roll half! It will be my first one ever and I’m really excited about it. What’s so cool is that I became a runner because of your blog and now we’ll be running in the same event, crazy!

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    Tina November 3, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Yay!!! :)

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    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 3, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I have totally started my 2013 race calendar and to this exact moment, I’ve only run 1 race but have my next 2, 3 or 4 planned. ;)

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    Gianna November 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I love starting to plan out next years races! Sounds like you have some great ones lined up so far.

    I’m still working my way through my insanity that is my fall race schedule but so far on my calendar are the ING Miami Marathon – Jan 27th my first full, the day before my birthday – so total bucket list item plus vaca in one!
    Then the 13.1 New York in March. That was the first half I did and will do it annually most likely of it fits!

    Now just have to get through Saturday and Sunday half marathons next week then just shorter races as marathon training commences in earnest.

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    Heather November 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    being from NOLA< I have run that race the past three years, it's SUPER fun and I hate I am missing it this year for the disney princess half. It's a fast and flat PR course, I am sure you will do great. Let me know if you have questions about the race or the area!

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    Crystal November 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I am running the New Orleans half marthona too! It will be my first half! :) so excited

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    Dools December 2, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Hey T-Rock,

    Me and Kris were just talking about doing the NOLA rock n roll 1/2… so we might see you in the big easy. I am also planning on doing one of the mud runs/spartan races…. and the Falmouth sprint Tri.

    So thats my year… BTW Annapolis is beautiful. As former member of the Cadet Corp at the United states merchant marine Academy, those navy punks are my rivals, but they do have a fantastic spot down there. A little hilly, but that will be a great run. Best o’ luck.

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    Jeanie @Breakfast for Dinner July 23, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Thus far I’m running the Falmouth Road Race mid August and the Tufts 10K for Women In October. I also love running Falmouth in the Fall in November. It is the same route as the Falmouth Road Race without all the crowds, hype and cost. :0)

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