Random Thoughts about Purple, Green and the Miles in Between and Track Tuesday
Posted Nov 13 2012 3:09pm
In case you haven’t heard, November is all about purple in part to spread epilepsy awareness. Last week, my running group and I held a Purple Run to show support for this cause. Expect a Purple Run Recap tomorrow, but in the meantime, if you are interested in joining the Virtual Purple Run for a Cause , you can sign up here .
After Halloween, I purchased purple lights on clearance, but they’ve been sitting on my dining room table. While I was at the Pretty Muddy on Saturday, my husband hung the purple lights as a surprise.
The purple run and these purple lights are to show our love and support for my niece, Meghan and others who live with epilepsy.
Have you heard about the Slash the ‘Stache challenge ? Last week on Morning Joe on MSNBC , David Axelrod challenged Joe Scarborough to raise $10,000 to CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy). Scarborough met the challenge and set a new goal for one million dollars. You can help Scarborough, Axelrod and CURE reach that goal, by making an online donation here or text the word “RESEARCH” to 501501 to donate $10.
To show her support for CURE’s Slash the ‘Stache challenge, my SIL, Kirsten , created a Slash the Stache group on Facebook to encourage people to post purple ‘staches while raising money and awareness for this cause. “Like” the page and add your own purple ‘stash with the help of PicMonkey.
I wear the Fu Manchu for Meghan.
Early Monday morning, I had my first green room experience.
Since I had to be at the Channel 10 Studios at 5:15, Monday was a forced rest day. Honestly, Pretty Muddy on Saturday, a 12 mile run on Sunday followed by rooftop fitness party hosted by friends at peerFit and all the planks , I couldn’t move and my plantar fasciitis heels were really hurting. It’s the first time I’ve felt any pain in months which I believe may be a result from running in old shoes at Pretty Muddy.
12 miles Time 2:08:32 Ave Pace 10:43 Max Pace 7:56
One day of rest helped and I had tons of energy for some sprints today. WOOT! WOOT!
1 mile 9:32 Lap 1 – 0.25 Time 1:49 Ave Pace 7:17
Lap 2 – 0.25 Time 1:51 Ave Pace 7:34
Lap 3 – 0.25 Time 1:51 Ave Pace 7:21
Lap 4 – 0.25 Time 1:50 Ave Pace 7:26
1.1 mile Time 10:04 Ave Pace 9:09
So how did your runs, sprint and/or work-outs go this week? Link up and tell me all about it.
To join our Track Tuesday linky party, do your speed work (at least 4 quarter mile sprints) on Tuesday or any day you that works best for you, blog about your times and remember to add our cool Track Tuesday button to your post. Then, link up your post at either Ricole Runsor Run DMT to share Track Tuesday Speed Work Sessions. To show support for our other virtual running partners on the Track Tuesday Team, be sure to visit the other blogs listed in the linky party. Give them a virtual high-five and leave some comment love too.