How are you readers? How are you fellow bloggers?
Before I begin this posting…
Desiree Davila made the Olympic marathon team today!!!!
Okay just had to get that out!
The sun is out and it is an absolutely beautiful day here in Southern California!
Things here at the Veg888 blog are coming along. Slowly at the moment, but still progressing!
The first races of the NEW YEAR are rapidly approaching!
The Pepperdine Coastal Run and the Chinese FIRECRACKER 5k/10k are are the first races I will be running for the second time!
I ask myself what that will be like for this VEG888 blogger this year? Oh dear!
I ran a 5k race in Long Beach on Christmas Eve. I year ago I ran as well. What was the difference? The location. I feel positive that I have continued running. I love it once I am out there. The challenge is getting out there and doing it! Especially in 43 degree weather! Brrr! I know I know…that is probably a statement someone on the EAST coast will think is ridiculous. But what can I say? I am a California Girl!
The next few weeks will be dedicated to training for the PEPPERDINE COASTAL5k/10k and the Chinese FIRECRACKER 5k/10k .
Last year I entered the 10k at the Pepperdine Race. It was my first 10k and I ran it in over 1 hour..not quite and hour and half but almost. This year I am hoping to BEAT the EXACT time and hopefully finish the race in less than an hour. This race is a FLAT & FAST course. The only draw back is the smelly waste station we run past the first 5k of the race. (For those of you who have never done this race…PLEASE RUN THIS RACE! The proceeds go to some wonderful programs geared toward children! You can see their website HERE!)
I plan on running the new 2012 training course to prepare for these 2 races. My theory? If I can run the hills on the course for 7 miles then I will be more than prepared once the 10k Pepperdine race comes & ready for the hills the Chinatown Firecracker 5k/10k race throws at you the initial 3/4 mile of the race!
IF any of you readers have been to Dodger stadium then you know what I am talking about! If you haven’t…my trusty Garmin told me we climbed a little under 200 feet of elevation the initial 3/4 mile of the race! Whew! You can read my experiences about those two races HERE and HERE!
On the food front…Introducing the newest delectable treats I have recently added to my repetoire!
The Yoga Bar
This wonderful bar is absolutely sublime. It is a completely CALM and delectable treat. This bar is totally RAW. It has honey so it is NOT Vegan.
I AM STRONG!
This bar is not for the weak hearted! It is the strangest food I have ever had! It is spicy, herby, and actually good in a strange sort of way. After I eat this bar I usually feel like I could run around like the ROAD RUNNER! As to if I would actually be faster…I don’t know..BUT I will say it helps me get out of the door to run.
Both bars are GREAT additions to the day! Try them! Later on in the month I will be hosting a giveaway and these TWO bars will be included!
Thanks for reading!
Love and Light!