The Long Run Winner and Other Ramblings

First, let's get down to announcing the winner of The Long Run by Matt Long with Charles Butler. This is a great book and I am more than happy to say it will be going to Zaneta at Runner's Luck. Zaneta, I hope your knee injury heals quickly and you are back to running in no time. Enjoy the book but first, email me at lifeasarunningmom (@gmail.com). I look forward to hearing from you by Friday the 20th or I will have to select another winner. For those of you who don't know Zaneta, hop over and introduce yourself and she has organized some fun Christmas card exchanges in the past!

With that said, you still have a week to enter the #fitnesspenpals card exchange I am hosting. You can read more HERE but in a nutshell, you will be matched up with a partner and will send them 2 cards a month to keep them motivated in their training and spread holiday cheer! Easy peasy and it allows us to get some fun mail every now and then and I don't know about you but at the end of the year I could use any extra motivation I can get!

And guess what?! It is just 5 days and 21 hours until the Maui Marathon. Of course, those hours will keep counting down and so will the days. The good news is today I woke up and am finally feeling the tinglings of excitement. Imagine how those intensified when I read all the awesome words of support and encouragement on this post. Thank you so very much. Virtual hugs to all!

I did try to rest some extra this weekend. Well, as much as I can when I am a Mom of a busy kindergartener. We did cut back our errand/running around time and spent some time crafting our little hearts out. Oh, and baking cookies, marinating chicken, and creating new enchilada recipes. We had a blast! In the middle of all that fun there was doing laundry and other necessities. I think it was during that phase that darling daughter asked if she could take pictures. I said sure, she run inside and grabbed my phone, and started clicking away. I gave her no structure, no guidance, no words of advice, no nothing. When I looked at the photos she took later my heart melted with pride. That girl has some talent! I could tell she really did put thought into what she was doing and did some creative set up's. Her is a collage of just some of her gems.

Have a great week! I will be in meetings most of the week and trying not to drive my co-workers or family crazy with my taper craziness!

Is it time to run yet?

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for you.
Daily Affirmation: I am going to kick butt Sunday! Did I say that already? Oh well, I am!


  1. Congrats to Zaneta on winning your book giveaway. Enjoy!

    Hope you have a good taper week and get some rest!

  2. Aww... you are so sweet!! Thanks for the shout out!! I was just thinking about how the Christmas Card Swap is coming up soon! Are you planning on joining this year? :)
    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I'm excited to have won the book!! :) My knee is making slow progress and I'm kinda scared to get into running again too fast... it'll get there though! :) Thanks again!! off to email you! :)

  3. What an adorable set of photos! I especially like the angle and staging of the sandbox pic! :)


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