This year was a bit different because I was running representing the Bramble Berry Athletic Club.
Bramble Berry is an amazing soap making company with a great blog called Soap Queen. There is always something fun and creative going on...check it out. So this year Bramble Berry formed a team of women from all over the country. How did I get in on this you ask?Well a friend of mine who follows Soap Queen saw that Bramble Berry was wanting to support women being active as well donating to charitable causes.
So I applied as I knew right where I wanted any funds to go and that Seattle Rock N Roll would be memorable race to make it happen. So Bramble Berry spoiled me with a few fragrant treats and sent me my official race shirt. They then donated $$$$ to Ulman Cancer Fund as Ulman does amazing work supporting young adults facing cancer.
I have been blessed the last four years to have my dear (super hip, beautiful, funny, stylish, fitness instructor queen) friend Katie there to cheer me on. She is willing to get up at 4:45 to taxi me to the start line and then "wait".
Refueling with my chocolate milk! My after!My "training" fell during grad summer school and working part time. So training typically consisted of one 2 to 5 mile run during the week and then if I was lucky one long run on the weekend ranging from 10 to 12 miles. I love Seattle RNR but I was not a huge fan of the new course. The hills were a bit much. It was beautiful as usual but two hills back to back at one point seemed to be a bit much. Also finishing the .1 with a hill seemed a little cruel as well. I did walk a few times between miles 10-12 but I was ok with that. I went out really fast and it came back to bite me once I hit the hills. However I am sure if I had trained better I would have enjoyed it a bit more.