Back from a break. We had a death in the family, so we took some time to travel, visit relatives, say goodbye. All of the travelling certainly has cut into training time, so we will definitely be going into our Pi Day race undertrained. But hey. That is how we roll. We will pull it out. We have been getting running and riding in here and there. (Bowie’s club soccer started back up, so we have to factor those practices in as well).
Saturday, Bowie and I will be running the half marathon trail race. Steven and Tatum will be running the 5K. It will be Bowie’s first half, and Tatum’s first 5K. They are so excited! It is looking like cooler weather, so they will be rocking new running tights and jackets. Also! NEW TRAIL SHOES! Bowie has Altra Lone Peaks and Tatum got new Merrills.
I have run the Pi Day half twice before (blog reviews for 2015 and 2016 here, BibRave review here.) It is a well-run race, as all Lawrence Trail Hawk races are. But this one is special because of the variety of delicious pies at the finish line. (I have requested a gluten free one!)
Beyond that, I have some new races on the calendar. I will do a post on that next week once I have Pi Day out of the way.
Oh…other fun news! My team kit for Coeur Sports arrived this week! So flattering. I am really excited to represent such an awesome company, and be a teammate to such an amazing group of women. The motto Heart and Courage has meant a lot to me the last 2 years as I have been battling autoimmune. “Heart is about digging deep and being mentally tough. Heart is what gets you to the finish line when all the body wants to do is lay down.” Yup. That is me. I love it. Also something else to love? Kits are made in Los Angeles. California. Say what? Yeah. Made in the USA.