A new job, another long run and more ramblings.


I am back from a 4 day weekend!

I got so much done this weekend…

it was awesome!!!

I reorganized my bathroom

Cleaned out my closet

Went to see “The Heat” with my parents

Cleaned the house

Went wine tasting

Did laundry

Ran a total of 26 miles over 4 days

Sold a bunch of stuff on eBay

Watched 2 movies on netflix

Went recliner shopping with my mom

and….

I got a new job!

I am officially the HR manager for Left Lane Sports.

(BTW- if you purchase anything using the link above, you automatically get $10 off)

Want to know a couple of secrets?

Of course you do!

Secret #1

The SLO marathon…

(the half marathon that I ran in April where I PRed)

is sponsored by Left Lane Sports!

How cool is it that?!?!

Secret #2

If you scroll down to the bottom of this page,

you will see this ad:

I have had this ad on my blog for the last 4 months or so.

How cool is it that?!?!

I think it was meant to be.

Obviously, I am beyond excited.

This is an amazing opportunity for me to marry two things that I love.

Running

and Human Resources!

Do you get it?

The bride in running and the office person is wearing a suit.

Marry?

Yeah, sorry about that..

That wasn’t funny.

Sometimes it just sounds better in my head.

Anyway…

Did I mention I am excited?

I start next Tuesday.

Thanks!!!

Now, let’s talk a little more about running.

I did my first 14 miler on Sunday!

Pre-run, I hydrated with CocoGo.

  A coconut water “real fruit hydration” packet.

The flavor I got to try out was Raspberry fruit passion.

It was delicious!!!

Coconut water is so refreshing and hydrating.

I love it.

So, I hydrated…

had another CLICK protein shake.

Not gonna make the mistake of running on a full stomach again.

Ever.

Then, I donned one of my favorite running outfits.

(I have so many favorites… I can’t pick just one!)

I love those Nike running shorts.

I bought them specifically to match my purple ProCompression socks.

I threw on my hydration backpack and headed out the door.

Confession.

I was nervous to run 14 miles.

Super nervous.

I wasn’t sure if I had it in me.

But I did it and I loved every second of it!

I turned on my FitRadio app and just ran.

and ran.

and ran.

and ran.

14 miles later, I was one happy camper.

I did it!

This week is a baseline week, so I only have a 7 mile run this weekend.

Thank goodness for that.

Have you heard of FitRadio?

Do you like coconut water?

Do you eat breakfast before a long run?

Have you entered the Ugliest Run Photo Contest yet? If you haven’t, DO IT!

-RatherBeRunnin’

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20 thoughts on “A new job, another long run and more ramblings.

  1. Runner Girl Eats says:

    Congrats on the job! Sounds like the perfect combo for you 🙂 I rarely eat before a run but if I’m starving I eat a banana. That’s about all my stomach can handle.

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  2. lissa0269 says:

    I’ve never heard of fit radio but with my first marathon training coming up next week I know I’ll be checking it out! I’m super nervous about my training as I’ve never EVER run over 6 miles and the first week is 3/3/3/6…. wish me luck!

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  3. Lisa Jones says:

    Congrats on the job! Sounds great! I just had some pineapple coconut water last week and loved it. I can take or leave regular coconut water but this was soooooo good! I have to eat before a long run but very routine and don’t have any issues. Good luck on your new job!

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