Saturday, January 18, 2014

Weekend in New Orleans? Yes, please!

I don't know about you, but I'm already ready for a racecation. What is a racecation? Well, it's a fun weekend (or longer) away with your best friends...with a race in the plans. It's a race vacation!!

Lucky for me I have a racecation in the plans. Our Spring Break is in April, and that is the perfect time for a weekend away.  Ali and I will be joining my best friend Larisa and her husband Donald in New Orleans for the Crescent City Classic 10K on April 19th. We will be meeting up with some of our other blogger friends for a fun weekend in the Big Easy. Larisa and I will be running the 10K, and I'm hoping Ali's knee will be healed enough I let him run as well. I know he is anxious to get active in running again.

Have you ever done the CCC10K? I went last year and had a blast! Here is a photo of the crew last year...

I was relegated to walking the 10K last year due to both knees being injured, but I plan on running it this year!! This race is on an awesome flat course. Who wouldn't love running through New Orleans?!? 

ALSO, we got a great medal at the finish.

I can't wait to see what this year's medal will look like. The medals were such a hit last year, that they have decided to provide them again this year! 

I know you want to sign up and join us down there. You can even do it for free!! There are still a lot of Charity spots open for the race. You can participate for free by joining the "Run For It" Program: people can choose to register (for free) and fundraise for 1 of 10 local (and deserving) charities.  They will get an upgraded race t-shirt, a special "Charity" bib number, and perks on race day (private port-o-lets/gathering areas at the start & finish) in exchange for raising a minimum of $200 for their Charity by race day.  CCC10K has already raised over $6,000, but hope to reach $1 million!  The online fundraising platform (where you can see all 10 teams and team members) is here:

Look how easy it is to sign up :) 

Everyone is welcome!  Seeded runners, joggers, and walkers alike!
Our 10 Charity Partners are listed below.  

All charities offer unique training and fundraising programs, however, all will require a minimum fundraising donation of $200.  


To register for the 2014 CCC10k Race as a Charity Runner -  CLICK HERE!


To officially join your team & set up your Fundraising page on - CLICK HERE!


Raise a minimum of $200 by Race Day [April 19, 2014], pick up your Charity bib number & T-shirt from your Charity's booth @ the Health & Fitness Expo & have a great race!

If you don't have time to participate in the fundraiser, you can still just sign up to run, walk, or jog. Registration is open now. You can register online at

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Getting ready for the biggest loser!

After the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon back in November, I simply fell of my training. I'm not just talking about cutting back on running and exercising, I'm talking about NO running or exercising. I kept making excuses for why I stopped. My in-laws were visiting from England, I was busy with work, I just needed to rest a couple weeks, I had to finish getting the house ready for Christmas, my husband had knee surgery, my Mom was visiting from Texas, blah, blah, blah. I promised myself that I'd start back training when we got out for Christmas break, and then my Grandma passed away on Christmas Day. I spent the next week visiting my family in Texas and saying good-bye.

So, here we are into the New Year and I'm getting back into a groove. I've been walking with Ali a few days (he still isn't able to run) and I even got a little jogging and elliptical training in this week. I feel better already knowing I'm easing back in, and I felt that I needed to give myself some motivation to keep moving forward. looks like I will be doing the Biggest Loser Half Marathon!! Darby and Tyler are signed up for the 5K. The Stevenson's are making a come-back! 

Are you looking for a way to motivate yourself to get moving? Why not join me? Check out this information from the Biggest Loser Run/Walk website:

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Mobile
Half Marathon/5K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

February 9, 2014

A race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk! 

Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following: 

• The Biggest Loser Finisher's Medal
• Commemorative Technical T-Shirt
• Drawstring Backpack
• Chip-Timed Race for Runners and Those Tracking Personal Goals
• Free Downloadable Race Photos
• Award Divisions for Runners and Walkers 
• Celebrity appearances by former contestants from "The Biggest Loser"
• Hydration Stations with Water/Sports Drinks Along the Course
  and Food at the Finish Line
• Finish Line Festival Entertainment by Billboard Chart Topping Artist & 
   Former Biggest Loser Season 5 Contestant, Dan Evans 
• Costume Contest
• Last but not Least, a Truly Inspirational and Unforgettable Experience

This race will have a Mardi Gras theme, so dress up if you'd like! There will be a costume contest for teams, individuals, and couples after the race. 

I plan on walking/jogging the half marathon. I do not have a goal time set, but I just plan on enjoying the course. There is a 22 minute per mile limit (5 hours for the half marathon) . That is totally walkable! If you've been thinking of completing a half marathon or even running your first 5K, this race is for you! I hope I see you downtown on February 9th :)