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Races for 2018 Coming Up – Rock N Roll San Diego

Disclaimer: I received an entry into the Rock N Roll San Diego Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro(ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! All opinions are my own. 

The Rock N’ Roll Marathon Series just celebrated their 20th anniversary last year and this year, they’re upping their game! They’re revamping the whole Rock N’ Roll experience with more music, better runner support, and more community engagement. Let’s break it down. 🙂

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From my very first RNRSD half marathon (also my first ever half)

More Music – The Rock N’ Roll Marathon Series is known to have live bands and DJs jam it out on the course. In addition to all that, they’re including mile markers that have music blasting from them. They’ll also be drum lines and pacers will also be running with music. I’m pretty stoked about finding a pacer and running with their music. I run with music already, but I just love the idea of people jamming to the same music. If you’ve ever watched me run, you’ll notice that sometimes I’ll be dancing while running. It’s just more fun that way. 🙂 They’re also providing Rock N’ Roll curated playlists on Spotify for playlists customized by bpm so you can train with a certain pace in mind. 🙂 If you have the right kind of music, it can make a half a breeze. 🙂

Better Runner Support – MORE PORTA POTTIES AT THE START LINE AND ON THE COURSE. Woohoo! This isn’t necessarily a perk for me, but who knows? Maybe it will be. If you know me, you’ll know that I HATE using porta potties. I’m such a germaphobe and for good reason too. Poop on the porta pottie lid? Barf. LOL. I saw it at the Chicago Marathon when I went to use one. NEver again. Anyway, they’re providing us with more porta potties, which will alleviate the wait time to use. They’ll be more aid stations with gels and bananas, better mile signage, and illuminated starting corral markets.

More Community Engagement – STREAMING VIDEO from the course to a finish line big screen. I’m pretty excited about the finish line big screen. Doesn’t everyone want to see their big finish? 🙂 At some races, they’re going to make the video available online for those who can’t be there to see you finish. 🙂 You can bet that I’m going to tell my friends to watch me finish. Hehe.

If you couldn’t tell by the smileys sprinkled throughout the post, I’m pretty excited to see the new changes taking place for this race series. I’ve run the Rock N Roll San Diego half marathon three times and this will be my fourth time.

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From 2017’s RnRSD race

I’m thinking about trying to PR my course record and who knows, this may be my year. 🙂 If you’re interested in running any of their revamped Rock N Roll races, you can use the code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 off the half or marathon distance. (RnRVegas not included).

Questions for you? Have you run a Rock N Roll Race before? Which one? Do you race with music or not?

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Races for 2018 Coming Right Up – Big Sur 21 miler

My oh my where has the time gone…It’s already February and 5 races have already been run. 🙂 Today, I’m continuing on with my discussion of my 2018 races, the Big Sur 21 miler in particular.

“Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Big Sur 21 miler as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

I signed up for this race back in November and a few weeks ago, I booked my flights and my AirBnB for Big Sur. 🙂 If you are unaware of this race and are a runner, you are really missing out. When I first started searching for bucket list marathons, the Big Sur Marathon was there near the top of my list. Many running lists have listed this as one of the most beautiful and from the pictures, I really do believe that’s true.

I wasn’t lucky enough to get into the marathon distance this year (it’s a lottery), but I was fortunate enough to snag a spot in the 21 miler distance. This course is extremely scenic. It’s a point to point with rolling hills. Big Sur is the largest rural marathon in the world and is considered to be a moderately difficult one. The course winds through redwoods (although I believe only the marathon goes through this part), alongside ranches, and offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. You will even cross the beautiful Bixby Bridge. If you don’t live near the beach and want to experience running by it, this is definitely the race for you. I mean, come on. Their tag line for their race is “Running on the ragged edge of the western world.” If that doesn’t entice you, I don’t know what will. 🙂

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Bixby bridge – PC: Uniqueway.com

I think this is particular race is a great one for the family. They have all sorts of race distances if the longer ones aren’t you cup of tea. In addition to the marathon and the 21 miler, there’s also a marathon relay, an 11 miler, a 12k, a 5k, and an even a 3k for those little ones just starting out.

The Big Sur Marathon race series has also partnered up with Motigo to provide a little more emotional support during that intense racing experience. Before you embark on your race, your friends and family can pre-record messages and select which mile markers the runner will hear them at! So if your friends can’t wake up at the crack of dawn to cheer you on, they can at least pre-record a message of their cheer for you to hear at mile 20 when you’re in need of that extra boost. LOL.

I’ve already started mentally preparing myself for this race. Since it’s a moderately difficult course, I will not be aiming for a personal record. However, on a technicality, because I’ve never run a 21 mile race before, this will actually be a personal record. LOL. Because the race is so scenic, you can bet that I’ll just be focusing on enjoying the course and taking lots and lots of photos.

I’m not exactly physically prepared, but starting this week, I hope to increase my mileage. 🙂 Maybe even run 10+ miles on Saturday. 😛 Wish me luck!

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Question for you: Have you ever run the Big Sur marathon? Or had a super scenic race? Which one was it? 

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SoCal Spartan Super Race Report

I just want to premise this entire post by saying I was very under trained for this race. Yes, running 8 to 10 miles wasn’t bad, but to add 25 to 30 obstacles throughout those miles made it CRAZY difficult. And with that, my SoCal Spartan Super race report. AROO! Also, this is a long post. Apologies in advance.

3 weeks after the Dopey Challenge, I embarked on my first Spartan experience. I ran this with a friend and her boyfriend who had done a super before and thought it’d be nice to have company and help when struggling through an obstacle. They also both volunteer at these races, which gives them a free race entry so if you ever want to try one of these races and don’t want to pay, that’s your way in. 🙂 You also get VIP parking for volunteering, which is super nice when you’re tired and just want to get to your car ASAP. 🙂

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I signed up for a morning slot and started the race at 10:30 am. The race has morning and afternoon slots so you’re assigned a time based on when you sign up. If you and your friend are assigned different times, the person with the earlier slot can move to the later slot. Moving to an earlier spot is a no no.

The morning of, you pick up your Spartan envelope, which include a headband that has your participant number on it (this is in lieu of a bib), your tracker, and a wristband for beer. On the back of the envelope is this warning:

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LOL. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared. The thought to call my loved ones and tell them that I loved them crossed my mind several times. HAHA. Before you start the race, you have to climb over a 5 foot wall to just get into your corral. Then after a pep talk from the Spartan people, they send you off.

The obstacles start off fairly easy, but get increasingly difficult.

5, 6, and 7 feet wall – Climb over them. I didn’t have too much trouble with these. There are ledges on the taller walls to help short people over.

Barbed Wire – Crawl underneath barbed wire. Some people rolled. I army crawled. 🙂 Being short helped in this case. 🙂 Hooray!

Atlas Carry – Carry a 40-50 lb stone ball 10 feet, do 5 burpees, and bring the ball back to its starting position. This was my first real “OH SHIT, I DON’T THINK I’M GOING TO SURVIVE THIS SPARTAN” moment. I had a very hard time picking the ball back up after the burpees and it took me almost 2 minutes to find a way to carry that thing back.

Yokohama Tire Flip – Flip over a 200 lb tire twice. My friend and I combined forces here and completed the task.

Olympus – Think traversal rockclimbing, but with no foot holds. I made it through 6 holds before needing someone to push me up and prevent me from falling.

Hercules’ Hoist – It’s a pulley system where you’re pulling a rope that’s attached to a 100 lb weight. Again, my friend and I completed the task together.

Mud Misery – LOL. This obstacle is aptly named. You walk into a trench filled with mud and make your way across this trench and then get out. The mud was SUPER cold and afterwards, I couldn’t get the rocks out of my shoes.

Bucket Brigade – Carry a bucket filled with rocks (~50-60 lbs) around a course. Oh my poor arms. I stopped a million times to rest.

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Spearman – Throw a spear into a stack of hay and make it stick. This was probably my favorite obstacle, but it was also the first obstacle I failed. You only get one chance and if it doesn’t stick, you have to do burpees. This was where I did my first 30 burpees.

Z walls – Traversal rock climbing with hand and foot holds. Since I’m small, it was easy to make it across. The only tricky part was when I had to grab a hold around the corner and the hold was WAY farther than I had anticipated.

Barbed Wire #2 – Repeat of earlier obstacle

Twister – Monkey bars except on hard mode. I couldn’t get a good enough grip on these so I dropped out pretty early. I did my second set of burpees here.

8 foot wall – Climb over it. LOL.

Stairway to Sparta – Another wall climbing challenge.

Bender – Another wall climbing challenge. This one was rather difficult because the first bar I could grab was maybe 7 feet in the air. So I got a boost, hooked my leg onto the bar, and made my way slowly up the bars. Since the obstacle is at an angle, you’re essentially climbing up against gravity and hoping to god that you don’t fall backwards. I hooked my arms under each bar to make sure I didn’t fall.

Sand Bag Carry – Carry a ~40 lb sandbag across your shoulders for what feels like forever. LOL

Plate Drag – Pull a rope that’s attached to a plate that has maybe 50 lbs of weights on it.

Multi Rig – Monkey bars on extreme mode. Failed this one and did my third set of burpees.

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A Frame Cargo – Climb up and down cargo netting. Sounds easy enough, yeah? It was super windy that day and I heard the structure squeak and I freaked out. LOL. I’m deathly scared of heights and this obstacle gave me the most anxiety. I thought I was going to plummet to my death.

Rope Climb – Self-explanatory. I actually made it up 3/4 of the way, but my upper body was shot and I was worried that if I did one more pull up, I’d fall so I failed this one too. 😦 By this point, my hands were extremely raw and I only managed 20 burpees here.

Rolling Mud Dunk Wall – 3 trenches of mud followed by a wall that you have to go under to get to the other side. And on the other side of the wall? Photographers, of course. LOL

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Slip Wall – Climb up a wall using a rope. Definitely easier said than done. After the mud dunk wall, everyone was extremely slippery and the mud was all over the wall making it super difficult to get over the wall. I didn’t even attempt this because I knew I’d fall.

Inverted Wall – Self-explanatory. I actually had enough grip strength to hold on to the bars and made it over. 🙂

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Too long, didn’t read? The Spartan races are HARD. I did a total of 120 burpees. I highly recommend training for them even if you’re just doing the Sprint. My hands were extremely raw at the end and I was really cold after the mud obstacles. It’s been two weeks since I did the Super and I’m still not sure I’ll be back. LOL. Ask me again in a month. Maybe I’ll have changed my mind. 🙂 IMG_4923

Question for you: Are you an obstacle course racer? Which one is your favorite? 

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Races for 2018 Coming Right Up – Carlsbad 5000 and SoCal Ragnar Relay

2018 is turning out to be a year full of new types of races for me. I will continue on racing some of my favorites, but have also expanded my race resume. In this edition, I will be discussing an old favorite of mine, the Carlsbad 5000, and a bucket list race, the Southern California Ragnar Relay!

Disclaimer: I received an entry into the Carlsbad 5000 as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro(ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! All opinions are my own. 

The Carlsbad5000 

Date: March 24-25, 2018 

Distance: 5k or 20k all day

Known as the fastest 5k in the world, the Carlsbad5000 is a great flat route to run if you’re looking to PR in the 5k distance. I’ve run this race twice and have PRed both times. This race was actually my very first BibRave race so it holds a special place in my heart. 🙂

If you’re one of the top 250 runners in your group, you get a medal with a ribbon that says top 250 finisher. Not only is this course super fast, it’s also very scenic as it runs along the beach so you get a great view of the ocean. 🙂 If you’re not from a coast city, this is the race for you!

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Last year’s medal

If a 5k seems too easy, try running their 20k all day race. This is super unique in that the 20k is broken up into 4 5k races in one day. Each 5k is for a different age group and if you’re running the 20k all day, you get to run in every one. Last year was my last year running it in the 25-29 age group. Eek! I’ll be entering the 30+ age group this year. They also have an elite race where you get to watch the fastest of the fast compete. It’s one of the last races of the day so you can finish your race, grab a slice of pizza at Pizza Port, and watch these runners go.

There’s no discount code for this race, but if you want to run a Rock N Roll race, you can use the discount code “RNRBRP2018” for $15 off one of their half or marathon distances (Vegas not included). 

Southern California Ragnar Relay

Date: April 6-7 2018

Distance: 200ish miles

This is a bucket list race I’ve had my eye on for about a year now. It’s so popular that it’s now a lottery and I somehow managed to snag myself an entry for my team. Like the name implies, the Ragnar race series is a relay in which you and 11 other team members run a 200 mile race. There’s also an ultra option where it’s a team of 6, but I’m not crazy enough for that one just yet. 😛 Ragnar has both road and trail races so if roads aren’t your thing, try one of their trail races.

For the Southern California race, we start in Huntington Beach and make our way down to San Diego. The runners are split into 2 vans and every runner in van 1 runs before trading off with all the runners in van 2. Then, once all the runners in van 2 run, it alternates back to van 1 runners. Every runner runs three legs and each of the legs are at different distances and have varying degrees of difficulty. The race is done over the course of two days and sleep is minimal. During those two days, you get to bond with your smelly van mates and hopefully, you all make it out alive. Heh.

This is my first year doing a Ragnar Race so I don’t have that many details, but I will be sure to update you once I’ve run it. 🙂 I’ve heard it’s quite an experience so I will try to make it a good one.

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Training for all the races!

So there you have it. Two more races that I’ve signed up for this year. Stay tuned. I have a few more race updates to tell you about. 🙂

Question for you: Have you ever run a relay race? Ragnar? Any tips for a first timer? 

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Marathon Monday – Walt Disney World Race Report

Since it’s Monday, why not post about my last marathon for marathon monday? 🙂IMG_4637

Because I had run 22.4 miles in the 3 days prior to this race, I had no intention of speeding through this marathon. The intention was to have fun, enjoy the journey, and take a lot of photos with all the different Disney characters. LOL No different than the past three races. 😛

I woke up at 3 am and hauled ass to the shuttle at the resort. The best thing about staying at a Disney resort is how convenient it is to get from hotel to the start line. 🙂 I got to the starting area and because I had taken pictures with all of the main characters (Goofy, Donald, Pluto, Mickey, Minnie, and Dopey) the previous days, I just sat on a bench and tried to stay warm. It was still maybe 40F and I was still freezing my butt off. LOL. Remember, if you are going to run a race at DisneyWorld, prepare for any type of weather. 🙂 As the starting time was getting closer, I made my way to the starting corrals and just sat down with my mylar blanket. FYI, mylar blankets are a godsend. I never appreciated them more at that moment. 🙂

And then, we were off. Mickey came out on stage and released each wave and with each wave release came a flurry of fireworks. 🙂 Also, since it was its 25th anniversary, Disney chose 25 songs, one from each year since its inception. Cool, right?

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Magic Kingdom – We ran the back roads of the DisneyWorld resort for a bit and then made our way to Magic Kingdom around mile 6. What a lot of people do not realize is that most of the Disney races do not take place in the parks so make sure to enjoy the moments in the park. We ran up main street and veered right into Tomorrowland where I took my photo with Buzz Lightyear. We then ran behind the castle where I spotted the 2 ugly stepsisters and the stepmother from Cinderella. I obviously had to take a photo with them.IMG_4648

We then ran through the castle, and towards the back lot of Magic Kingdom. I found the Maleficent dragon and these two stilt walkers who were supposed to be thorns and vines. They were creepy and totally photo worthy. And just like that, we were out of Magic Kingdom and back on the roads leading to Animal Kingdom.

From Magic Kingdom to Animal Kingdom – There was a bit of entertainment here and there, but my favorite part of the trek was seeing the characters from Up! The best part about seeing the Disney characters is that they’re always in character so if you like the character in the movie, you’ll most certainly love the character in person. All of the Up characters were coming back from their break and first came out Russell. He came out running back towards us and had to stop midway to take a breather. Super adorable. Dug then came out running after him followed by Carl and his tennis ball covered walker. 🙂 I was super sad I did not have my Russell costume on. Russell and I could have bonded for sure. At mile 10 was when the pain started kicking in. I desperately needed another character stop because my feet were hurting. Luckily, I spotted Hades, Pain, and Panic and took a break. 🙂 I was super sad I didn’t see Meg though.

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Animal Kingdom – A few miles later, we entered Animal Kingdom and I immediately got in line to take photos with Timon and Rafiki. LOL. I got really excited because at 13.1 miles, you get to ride Mt. Everest. However, I didn’t know that the ride is only on when the park opens and I think I ran too fast because when I passed the halfway point, there was no ride. 😦 So if you plan on riding the rollercoaster, make sure to take your time so that when you enter Animal Kingdom, the park will be open and you can ride it! 

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ESPN Wide World of Sports – After Animal Kingdom, we made our way back onto the highways and into ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. It may seem like a quick little detour here, but do not be fooled. You actually spend a good few miles running around the sports complex. At the complex, you get to see the characters dressed up in sports wear. Minnie was wearing her soccer uniform. Goofy was wearing a track suit and Mickey and Donald were wearing their baseball uniforms. We ran around a baseball field and right before we left, I spotted Sadness and Joy from Inside Out!

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From ESPN to Hollywood Studios – After we left the ESPN Wide World of Sports, everything else seemed like a blur. There was some more highway running and some overpasses, which were kind of tough, but it was fun because they had green army men yell at you to keep moving. 🙂

Hollywood Studios – Hollywood Studios is actually a blur. You only get to run through maybe a quarter mile of the park before you leave. It’s probably the most disappointing part of the race. The park is open at that point and you do get a lot of crowd support from the people at the park, but it happens so quickly that it’s over within a few minutes.

Epcot – After leaving Hollywood Studios, you quickly enter Epcot and make the usual loop around the countries. At this point, there were no lines for any of the princess characters so I quickly stopped to take pictures with Mulan and Jasmine and headed out the park.

Finish line – Soon after you leave Epcot, you turn the corner to a choir and you’re at the finish line. It happens pretty quickly, which was a huge relief. I crossed that finish line feeling like a million bucks. I got my medals and in honor of their 25th anniversary, they handed everyone a Disney hat with Mickey ears on it. Score! They also gave us a nice box of food! Loved all the snacks and you can bet I inhaled everything in two seconds.

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So there you have it, my race report of the Walt Disney World Marathon. If you’re not down to do Dopey, I’d still highly recommend the marathon race. It was fun and requires a 1/4th of the early wake up calls. 😛

Question for you: Have you ever run a Disney race? Which one? What about a marathon? What’s your favorite marathon? I’m looking for a new one to run. 

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Dopey Challenge Part 2 – 10k and Half

Now where did I leave off? Oh yes, Disney World time! Yes, you read right. After the 5k, I decided that it would be a great idea to make the most of my time and head on over to the parks. I didn’t even nap after finishing the 5k. I headed back to my hotel and got changed for the parks. In hindsight, I should have just spent a little extra money and paid for 2 single park tickets instead of 1 park hopper ticket. The reason being that everything was extremely packed due to marathon weekend. If you weren’t there early enough, the wait times for the rides would take anywhere from 1 – 3 hours. From 8 am to 5 pm, I rode one ride and attended two shows. How sad is that? 😦 I did walk around a lot, which was also a mistake because when I woke up for my 10k, I strongly believed I wouldn’t have enough energy to complete the Dopey Challenge.

Walt Disney World 10k – Both the 5k and 10k have very similar routes. The only real difference is that there are more characters along the 10k. For this race, I wore my Wonder Woman costume along with a down jacket. Best. Decision. Ever. By the time I finished the 10k, it was maybe 40F? For the 10k, you run more along the backstreets of Epcot and head into the park for a mile or two before heading back out.IMG_4539IMG_4538IMG_4537

Character stops – Despite having to run outside of the parks, the Disney people know how to keep you entertained. There are characters outside of the parks and there are cheer groups that you pass by. During the race, I got to take pictures with Flik and Princess Atta from A Bug’s life, Flynn and Rapunzel from Tangled, and Pinocchio! 🙂 I finished the 10k in one hour 45 minutes and seven seconds. 🙂 I took my time knowing I’d have to knock out another 39.3 miles the next two days. LOL

After the race – Disney supplied each of us with a box full of snacks, which I was eternally grateful for. I then grabbed a mylar blanket and headed back to the hotel to rest. 🙂 I did not do very much that day except just rest and maybe play a little Top Golf. 🙂

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Walt Disney World Half Marathon – The Disney World half marathon was my 20th half marathon! 🙂 I had deliberately not signed up for any halfs after Vegas so I could make this one my 20th. Great planning, right? 🙂

After the 10k, I was ready to leave Epcot behind.  LOL. Luckily, the half marathon takes you through Epcot AND Magic Kingdom and honestly, getting to run through Magic Kingdom was one of the highlights of my trip.

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Magic Kingdom! Don’t be fooled though. It’s another 2 miles to the park. LOL

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We entered through the front entrance, ran down Main Street towards Cinderella’s castle and into Tomorrowland.

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We veered around through what I think was Frontier land and circled around the castle and then through it. That portion wasn’t as magical as I thought since there are so many runners and there is only so much space underneath the castle, but it was just a sight to see all the buildings so beautifully lit up. There were characters littered through park so naturally, my pace was that of a snail’s because I had to stop at every character stop. LOL. Throughout the race, I took pictures with characters from Monster’s Inc, Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, The Incredibles, and even Pirates of the Caribbean. 🙂

It took me 3 hours 2 minutes and 32 seconds to complete the half marathon and I enjoyed every moment of it.

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My marathon review will be up next so stay tuned. 🙂

Question for you: Have you done a multiple day race? How was it? Were you exhausted afterwards or did you think each race loosened your legs up for next day’s race?

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Races for 2018 Coming Right Up – Spartan Socal Super and Hot Chocolate 15k

It’s already midway through January and I feel like I’m already behind. LOL By this time last year, I already had a list of most of the races I’d be running. This year, I’ve only scheduled half of the races. To date, I’ve scheduled my races up to June with my fall calendar completely open. Still looking for a nice fall marathon. 🙂 Any recommendations? Maybe CIM? I need a large marathon. I can’t be at mile 20 and feel completely alone. I need other runners to keep me going. 🙂

Anyway, let’s talk about a few of my races coming up. As you all know, I already ran 4 races in 2018. Those races would be the Walt Disney World 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon. Woohoo, I’m already ahead of the game. I will have those recaps out shortly.

Next up is the Spartan SoCal Super at the end of this month. If you don’t know what a Spartan race is, think of it as an obstacle course, one really intense obstacle course. LOL. They have three types of events – the sprint, super, and beast and they vary by distance and # of obstacles. I had won a free race entry from Colby awhile back and decided to test my limits by signing up for the super, which consists of 8-10 miles of running with 25+ obstacles. TWENTY FIVE! Holy crap. And for obstacles that you cannot complete, the penalty is 30 burpees! Soooooo either I’m going to die from this event or I’m going to come out of it super buff. LOL. Let’s hope for the latter.

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Uh, I have to do that??? 

After the Spartan, I will have about two or three weeks to recover before getting back into the grind of training for the HotChocolate 15k race in San Diego on March 18th, 2018!

Disclaimer: I received an entry into the HotChocolate 15k – San Diego as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! All opinions are my own. 

I ran this race in 2016 and I had such a blast. I mean, why not run for chocolate? The Hot Chocolate series is probably one of the most worth it races in terms of bang for your buck. Registration starts around $60 if you’re an early bird and for that amount of money, you get a sweet pullover, chocolate goodies on the course and after the course (Hello marshmallows and banana dipped in chocolate YUM), and a shiny nice medal in the shape of a chocolate bar. Nom Nom Nom! They also introduced something new this year. For people who have run a specific Hot Chocolate race multiple years in a row, they now have the legacy program! Below are the details:

3 year- legacy novelty bib, legacy beanie and 3-year legacy medal
5 year- legacy novelty bib, legacy beanie, commemorative photo frame, and 5-year legacy medal
10 year- legacy novelty bib, legacy beanie, commemorative frame including your 10-year legacy medal, a full VIP race-day experience, Hot Chocolate Legacy embroidered goodie bag, AND a free entry to the 2019-2020 season Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race of your choice!*

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Right now, the registration is still fairly low. It’s $74 for the 15k and if you just want to get to the chocolate faster without putting in 3x the amount of work, there’s a 5k available for $49! 🙂 And if you want even more swag, you can use the code “BRHCSD18” to get a free Hot Chocolate 15k cap! 🙂 

If you’re not in San Diego or nearby and would like to run a Hot Chocolate race, they have races all over the U.S. Check their website out for a race near you. 🙂

Question for you: Have you ever run for chocolate? Or food in general? I know I have. I mean, what’s the fun in running if you can’t eat everything in sight afterwards. LOL