There are a few races I am preparing for.
The first is the Chinatown Firecracker Race…It is Year of the Dragon…seems as though this promises to be a year that is on FIRE! This race is followed by the Brea 8k – February 26, 2012! The race that will present itself with HEART RATE HILL! Ugh!
Last year The Chinatown Firecracker race totally surprised me and took my wind the initial first mile and a half of the race! You can read that experience HERE
Well not this year! I am going to be ready! I am soooo excited about it! I keep visualizing it over and over again. Let’s just hope they don’t change the course! I had said that I wouldn’t do this race again. All year I kept thinking about the race and how the hill was a challenging one! I didn;t like the way that felt! So as anyone who is happy to take a challenge, I am running this race AGAIN! I am hoping to have a better time. I think I should do a bit better. I feel like my running is stronger this year. But let’s see how this goes on Sunday…
Here is my bib and fancy Dragon T-shirt set for tomorrow!
All I have been running are hills for the last 7 days! Up hill, Up hill, Up hill! The new 2012 course my taste tester and I made has been working out wonderfully. Quite honestly that hill kicked my butt last year! All races that I am repeating in 2012 were all positive experiences, however the Firecracker race is more of a “I SHALL CONQUER!” type of race.
I completed 7 days in a row of more than a 5k distance uphill and I am happy.
There are a few things I have changed this year! 1) I have been running during the day. I have happily been able to experience the opportunity to see so much of the city I normally miss. I see so many wonderful birds throughout my run and I love it. I hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy birds. (Can you believe there is a company dedicated to having bird free zones? How horrible is that!) With the onset of global warming and air pollution I worry about generations to come…
As I was running this last week, I kept thinking about the Pepperdine Coastal race. I remember hitting mile 2 vividly! The reason it was so vivid? The 10kers were passing me at such an accelerated pace it was wild! One day Veg Blogger…One day you will be faster!
I saw the most divine and gorgeous peacocks. They were feeding and flying into pine trees all along the route! One of the best things about living in Arcadia are the peacocks and the parrots! They call out and are so alive. It is amazing to see how much life can truly be a beautiful experience. Sometimes as individuals we forget to be thankful for what we do have.
I am thankful for a roof over my head, a wonderful city to live in and the opportunity to experience my body and all that it is capable of each time I run, eat great food and am happy to say thank you for another day of being alive!
Depression can effect many people out there in this world of ours and there is FREEDOM from such a mind set. Raw Foods, excercise and meditation can really make ALL the difference in the world. How many of us actually take the time to do those things? I would imagaine the percentage is low!
The revolution begins with what we put in our mouths and what we do with the opportunites we are given each day. Each day we have the opportunity to be kind and loving. Each day we have the opportunity to live life to it’s fullest.
Look at the moon the next time you feel depressed. If it is full than you know, IF you have been hanging around here that the parasites are alive and well within! Grt rid of them and I guarantee there will be a BIG CHANGE! I write about parasites alot and have been doing more and more research regarding things horrible mongers! If you are interested in what I am saying, then look up the posts Recipe for Illness Part 1, 2 and 3! or START HERE!
If you take care of your body..Your body will take care of you!
I have eaten more fruit this week than I have in awhile and i can really feel a difference in my sleep, running, and yoga. I can place my body into various asanas (positions) a bit easier and I am quite thankful for that! Yoga is my saving grace when it comes to running! The more alkaline, the easier it should be for me to reach my goals!
I have also been enjoying quite a bit of these…
Thanks for Reading!
Wish me luck. By this time tomorrow I will be celebrating my sisters birthday at her favorite Indian Restaurant!