Monday, March 31, 2014

Relieving Pain on the Go with #WellAtWalgreens

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I got my first official running injury in January. Ironically enough, it started with small blisters I got from walking around Disney. The little annoyances became a severe problem after continuous days of pounding the pavement during runDisney 'Dopey Challenge', a four day event equaling 48.6 miles (5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, Full Marathon). My mom and I went to 4 different stores in Orlando searching for Moleskin, the only thing I knew that could help relieving the pain and uncomfort at this point. Apparently the 25,000+ other runners in town purchased all the Moleskin to be found. During the full marathon on day 4, around mile 8, I knew something was wrong - more severe than blisters. Instead of stopping at the medical tent, I pushed on. Around mile 20, it hurt more to walk than run, so I wobbled those final 6.2 miles to the finish line. The moment I finished, I had one thing in mind - find the medic tent. I was instructed to go see my PCP the next morning.  The next day, my foot had doubled in size and those blisters turned into a bacterial infection called cellulitus, a diffuse inflammation of connective tissue.
We spent more time in and out of Walgreens during the Dopey Challenge weekend. If you have ever spent a weekend at Disney, you are aware of the time it takes to navigate around the property. I vowed to myself right then and there that I wouldn't go to another out of town event without an on the go active kit.
A key component for an on the go active kit for runners is Acetaminophen for relieving pain. This is the only over the counter drug handed out during a half marathon or full marathon at the medic tent. Instead of wasting time at a tent, I run with two 500mg Well at Walgreens Extra Strength fast release quick gels in my running belt. I also take one before I go to bed the night before a long distance event. Six hours post race, I will take a NSAID to reduce swelling.
After what I went through in January, I will never ever go out of town without moleskin again. I literally stocked up on this stuff at Walgreens after returning home from the Dopey Challenge. Of course, murphy's law, I have not had a blister since January. Other important items are non-latex bandages - If you are anything like me, you always need a bandage while traveling. Muscle & joint gel is another item I do not leave home without. One that is greaseless with a vanishing scent is always preferred. Finally an anti-itch cream - I have very sensitive skin and break into hives very easily. This helps me with skin allergy issues.

In good news, I did survive the Dopey Challenge and came home with 6 brand new medals that weekend (3 of the 6 shown in the photo above). I also have been able to continue running but have to keep close attention to my toes.

With the upcoming wedding and trying to save for a house, we are cutting costs everywhere you look. One thing that I started a few months ago was purchasing private label products from stores. For the most part, I wouldn't know the difference if I didn't see the packaging. #WellAtWalgreens has an amazing lineup of products available and are pharmacy recommended - plus by purchasing one of these private label products will give back to your community and I am all about that. Walgreens Way to Well Commitment - Beginning February 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014, 1¢ from the purchase of every Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness product, up to $3 million annually, will support bringing preventative wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment®.

Do you have a travel wellness kit? If so, what is inside of it?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Self Magazine - the new Mean Girls #tutusrock

Self Magazine, a publication who "supports" women in nutrition, health, and advice made a colossal mistake in their April issue. The magazine has a page called BS Meter - their guide to what's legit and what is lame. Warning, I ramble when I am mad and Self Magazine really upset me.

If you follow this blog, you know I run a lot of events at Disney and dress up for every one of them. runDisney celebrates runners of all shapes, sizes and speed. Spectators will see thousands upon thousands of runners wearing tutus, sparkle skirts, fairy wings, superhero outfits. I've seen it all, including men in tutus.
So it shocked me when I saw the above photo circulating in social media. People were outraged. When I first saw the photo, I became upset. To quote Self Magazine: New Running Tulle, a racing tutu epidemic has struck NYC's Central Park, and it's all because people think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now if you told us they made people run away from you faster, maybe we would believe it.

I was pissed. I couldn't believe a magazine who is supposed to support and encourage women to become healthier would make fun of anyone who is out there accomplishing a goal, regardless of what they are wearing. Self Magazine should be celebrating people who are out there doing something for themselves. Not making fun of their outfits by calling them Lame........

Yet there is more to this story than Self being a "mean girl".  The two girls in the photo are Glam Runner co-founder Monika and her friend Erika. The two ran the L.A. Marathon together, dressed as superheroes. Monika was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and was running the marathon in the middle of a year of chemo. Tara's bib, supporting Monika, said "Die Tumor Die", which you can clearly read in the magazine print.

Monika told NBC that she had no idea that she was going to be made fun of and never would’ve agreed to releasing the photo if she had known how it was going to be used. In fact, they were excited when contacted from Self Magazine for rights to use their photo in the magazine, thinking they would be featured in a positive light. Since starting Glam Runner in 2011, Glam Runner has produced about 2,000 tutus and has donated $5,600 to Girls on the Run -- a nonprofit that has a 12-week training program for girls ages 8-13 to prepare for a 5K race.

Self Magazine Editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger says she was ‘mortified’ after Self put Monika Allen’s homemade racing tutu on its ‘BS Meter.’ "I am personally mortified," Danziger told USA Today. "I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer. It was an error. It was a stupid mistake. We shouldn't have run the item.". Cancer aside, this should have NEVER been published. Whily Self is apologizing for publicly shaming a cancer victim, their stupid mistake was making fun of someone for what they are wearing and I feel they owe an apology to anyone who has ever dressed up for a race.
photo from Through Heathers Looking Glass Facebook
Moving onto positive tutu news, a few months ago my friend Heather was featured in the Orlando Sentinel. They discussed why she dressed up for races; you can watch the video here. Like me, Heather dresses up for every race (although her outfits are way cuter than mine) and we have had multiple discussions leading up to events discussing what we are going to wear. It's part of the excitement of running at Disney.

With the exception of a few 5K's and the 2013 ING NYC Marathon, I have worn a tutu or sparkle skirt in every single event I have participated in. So that's 2 full marathons, 7 half marathons, 2 half marathon relays and various other distances. So to the "Mean Girls" at Self Magazine, does that make me Lame? I think it makes me pretty Fetch if I say so myself.
 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Underground Cellar Sonoma Winecation Getaway

How would you like to win an all-inclusive and unforgettable VIP weekend in Sonoma wine country for you and your 3 best friends? Sounds like my dream come true all thanks to Underground cellars.

Underground Cellars is an exciting new online wine marketplace that randomly rewards wine buyers with free upgrades to rare and private-stash bottles from prestigious wineries. For instance, you commit to purchase a $42 bottle of wine - you have a chance of receiving the bottle you initially purchased or you may be a lucky wino with a bottle of $250 cab. No matter what, you get what you pay for - but chances are, you get much more. To celebrate the launch of their new website, Underground Cellars is giving away an amazing VIP trip to Napa along with additional prizes. 

GRAND PRIZE DETAILS 
Weekend getaway for 4 to California's exclusive Sonoma wine country 
Stay at the luxurious 5,500 sq. ft. Villa Terra Nova Retreat 
Behind-the-scenes private tour of Iron Horse Vineyards, by winemaker David Munskgard 
VIP chef's dinner at award-winning "the girl and the fig" restaurant Roundtrip airfare, luxury transportation, and many other surprises!

Have you ever been to Napa? Many are shocked when I tell them I have never been out there but it's on my bucket list and I entered this contest! Click here to enter too! Follow Wine Underground on Twitter: @ucellar and Facebook Facebook.com/ucellar

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wedding Wednesday - Raccoons, Chocolate and Amazing Customer Service, The Knot

There are few times in my life that I would write a blog post solely on customer service. This is a story of a chocolate loving raccoon and a company who went above and beyond to fix something that was not their fault: The Knot. They came to the plate big time and their customer service amazed me - a big thank you to their agent Destiny who saved the day.
My parents house has become ground zero for everything wedding related. We don't have the space to store anything in our condo. Not to mention, while I am very detail oriented, I am horribly disorganized and tend to lose stuff.

A few weeks ago, The Knot was having a huge sale on personalized Napkins, $9.99 w/ free personalizing and shipping. We ordered a set of Eat Drink and Be Married along with a set of Fleur de Lis since we are getting married in New Orleans.
Mom instructed me to order the two sets along with personalized Hershey Kisses, which were also the cheapest we have seen. Since we got free shipping, we figured why not? We could freeze them leading up to the wedding and all would be fine.
examples - not our actual kisses - unless we suddenly changed our names to Kristin & Thomas
I found it odd that Mom hadn't told me the package from the Knot had arrived but never questioned it. Although I should have........They live on a golf course and have raccoon's who come out during the day. They like to steal dog food and apparently wedding shipments.

I was on the phone with my Mom when my Step-Dad Hank exclaimed "where did these Hershey kisses come from and why are they all over the back yard?? Wait, they say Megan and Gabe......." Mom and I both went silent. He found 7 dark chocolate kisses. Mind you, they come in packs of 100, which meant there were 193 missing Hershey Kisses.

Mom and Hank found the box which once contained the Hershey kisses and napkins by the canal. This whole scenario was not the Knot's fault. UPS left the box at the door and ran, as they do every time a shipment is dropped off - my 9lb toy dachshund scares off the drivers. It's quite comical to watch actually.

When I called the Knot, my intention was to try to repurchase them at the price I originally got them for - they had gone up double in price since the day I ordered. The Knot replaced them and reshipped them with no cost to me. WHAT!! Thank you so much to both The Knot & Destiny for her customer service excellence.

This was above and beyond what I expected. I learned a lesson from this - if you are ordering anything perishable, have it sent to your office. And raccoon's like milk chocolate better than dark chocolate.

Monday, March 24, 2014

runDisney Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon opens for registration tomorrow & new packet pickup information

The highly anticipated Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon weekend opens for registration tomorrow! If this half marathon follows the trend of the other Disneyland races, it will sell out faster than Incredible Hulk rips off his clothing. Set your calendar reminder and be by your computer at Noon EST - click here for the registration page.

When I posted about Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon a few weeks ago, I could hardly control my excitement. My Mom was a fan of Marvel characters, so by age 4 I knew the names of all of the super hereos. At the Avengers Half Marathon Weekend, runners will be joined by the likes of Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Tony Stark. This event will take place at Disneyland® Resort and will feature a brand new 13.1 mile course. The weekend will be filled with a power-packed weekend of fantastic fun and amazing excitement with mighty runs, incredible surprises, a night time pasta party (additional fee). This is one medal I have to get my hands on.

Packet Pickup Instructions UPDATED starting at Avengers
Alrighty runDisney fans - this is confirmation about a rumor which hasn't been very popular among the runners. Packet Pickup instructions have been changed. Starting with the Avengers race, no absentee packet pickups will be allowed (with the exception of parents picking up minors packets). This means registered runners must be present to pick up their bib. Please keep this in mind while registering tomorrow. This makes me think back to Dopey weekend when I had to pick up my Dopey bibs, my Moms 5K & 10K bib and Gabe's Full Marathon bib. If it weren't for the fact I was there to pick up Mom's 5K bib, she wouldn't have been able to participate that Thursday.

From runDisney's newsletter: Due to travel concerns, the original Packet Pick-Up Policy will be in effect for the Expedition Everest Challenge, Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10 Miler and the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend. Starting with the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland ® Resort in November, runners will no longer be allowed to have individuals pick up these items on their behalf. Adults, however, will be allowed to pick up participant packets for runners under age 18.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

#ad Tyson Gluten-Free Chicken Southwestern Cobb Salad Recipe #CookItGF

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The past few months have been an absolute blur. This is my busy time of year at work and mix that with a side of running, races, wedding planning and blogging - I have no time for myself. My favorite time of day is 5:30, when I pour myself a glass of wine and cook a fantastic dinner. I prefer to spend one hour plus in the kitchen, which is how I relieve stress. Not so much these days. I have found myself making quick fix recipes. I was home last weekend visiting my Mom and we saw an in-store demonstration at the Daytona Beach Sam's Club for Tyson Gluten-Free Chicken Breast Fillets - a pre-grilled fully cooked boneless skinless breast. I was a bit skeptical at first and left highly impressed, with a bag in hand.

My brother was diagnosed with Lyme disease a few years ago and one of his many Doctors instructed him to go on a Gluten Free diet during his treatment. My family had to find many learn about cooking Gluten Free options in the house. One of my favorite Gluten-Free recipes is a take on the cobb salad. When I make salads at home, I leave out bacon, cheese and other items which add on calories; you seriously do not miss those items. This salad is so delicious and easy to make. Using Tyson Grilled and Ready Gluten-Free Chicken breasts made it even easier. In less than 20 minutes, I had this delicious salad.
To make this salad you need the following:
Ingredients
  • Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Fillets, Gluten-Free
  • Greens of choice - I used arugula
  • Avocado 
  • Black Beans
  • Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half (*see notes below) 
  • Roasted Corn on the Cob (*see notes below)
  • Choice of a Gluten-Free dressing, I used Annie's Naturals Chile Lime Vinaigrette 
  • Cilantro for garnish
I decided to warm my chicken up in the oven vs. microwaving it. The conventional oven instructions are at 375 for 18 minutes. *I decided to roast my corn and tomatoes at the same time while my chicken was heating up.
Directions
Pre-Heat oven to 375
  • Pull back the corn husk and remove the silk, remove the outer layers and pull back up to cover. Place directly on the oven rack for 30 minutes. 
  • When there is 20 minutes left for the corn to cook, place two frozen Gluten-Free Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Fillets in a pan and place in the oven alongside the cord
  • When there is 10 minutes left, place the tomatoes in the oven, I put them in the same pan as the chicken
  • Meanwhile, place the arugula on a dinner plate
  • Heat up your black beans and drain
  • Cut up your avocado
  • Once the chicken, tomatoes and corn has cooked, remove from oven
  • Dice the chicken in bite size pieces
  • Cut the corn from the cob
  • Lay everything in one layer along the bed of arugula
  • Garnish with cilantro
If you want to check out Tyson Gluten-Free Chicken for yourself, Sam's Club has three upcoming #CookitGF in-store demonstrations on 4/4, 4/5/14 and 5/4/14. Both my Mom and I were very impressed with this product and it made for an easy, quick and delicious lunch. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rock n Roll Marathon Series Virtual and Fun Run

When a major national race series announces a fun run through multiple cities in the US along with a virtual  fun run, a race shirt (for virtual runners: only the first 2,500 entrants receive a shirt) and a spot to be entered to win an entry to Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas in 2014.....one can only think, what is the cost and how do I sign up?

It's FREE & easy!

That's right, I said free. Rock n Roll Marathon series is hosting the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Kick Off 5K on April 2nd.

There are two different ways to participate in this event, a city hosted run and a virtual run.

Los Angeles: A Running Experience Club
(AREC) Malarky’s Grill: 168 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach, 6:30pm
San Diego: Milestone Running
2545 El Cajon Suite D, San Diego CA 92104 (facing Hamilton street) 6:00pm
Chicago: Road Runner Sports Chicago
1435 N Kingsbury St. Chicago, IL 60642 6:00pm
Arizona: Sole Sports Running Zone
18583 W. 59th Ave #112 Glendale, AZ 85308 6:00pm
Seattle: Greenlake Road Runner’s Sport 
7020 Woodlawn Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115 6:00pm
Denver: Runner’s Roost 
1685 S. Colorado Blvd. Suite J Denver, CO 80222 6:30pm
DC: Potomac River Running Store
4501 North Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22203 6:00pm
Dallas: Title Nine Dallas 
4527 McKinney Avenue Dallas, TX 75205 6:00pm
Vancouver: Running Room Canada Inc 
679 Denman St Vancouver, BC V6G 2L3, Canada 6:00pm

  1. If you are interested, you musts reserve your spot before April 2 by clicking here and choosing HOSTED RUN (be sure to select the location of your choice in the registration path)
  2. Sign in on April 2 at your Hosted Run (using the same first name, last name, and email address you reserved your spot with)
  3. Run your 5K fun run
  4. Be entered to win an entry to Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas in 2014*
  5. Receive your limited edition Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas promo tee** 

If you are not located in one of the above cities (like myself), there is no need to be sad. There is a virtual run option and you will receive a shirt while supplies last - so what are you waiting for?! The Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Kick Off 5K Virtual Run is available to anyone, anywhere. You can run/walk, on a road, on trail or even on a treadmill. Even better? This can take place any time between March 18 – April 2. Here are the details:
(PS Tampa, I have already put out the plea to have us as a hosted city in 2015 for this event - with your support by commenting on this post, we have a better chance of this being possible).

  1. You must reserve your spot by clicking here and choosing VIRTUAL RUN
  2. Run 5K/3.1 miles on a road, trail, track, or treadmill
  3. Submit Proof of your 5K run through the link that will be emailed out to you after you reserve your spot (Proof may come in the form of a photo or screen shot of your watch, phone app, or treadmill clock)
  4. You will be entered to win an entry to Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas in 2014*
  5. Receive your limited edition Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas promo tee**
CONTEST DEETS
One entry will be given via raffle at each Hosted Run and selected by random for all Virtual Run entrants. All winners will be notified on or before April 3. **Limited to first 2,500 participants. All shirts will be mailed 2- 4 weeks after the event.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Presented by HGTV - the topiary's

One of the things I love about living 65 miles from Walt Disney World - being able to take impromptu trips on gorgeous days. This Saturday, Gabe and I had a few hours to ourselves and decided to take this rare opportunity by going to Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Presented by HGTV. This is my favorite time of year at Disney - the scenery is breath taking and with last years addition of outdoor kitchens, similar to what you find at Food and Wine Festival, it's a win win!

I will not bore you with details, this post is mostly photos of topiary's. I will be back this weekend to complete my food tour and will share what we ate in a separate post. If you find yourself in Orlando  through May 18th, I urge you to visit Epcot to see this for yourself. If you are interested in seeing where these topiary's are located, please visit the official Flower and Garden Festival website here.


























That's all for today :) Will you be attending the 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival? If you are, make you you check you the topiary locations as seen here!

Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay Recap and 2015 registration discounts

Happy St. Patricks Day! This redhead will be enjoying corned beef and cabbage later tonight. Irish Car Bombs may be present.

On Sunday morning, we had the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay. This was our second consecutive year doing the relay portion. As I have mentioned a few times on here, the 10K and 15K distances are my favorite. When you mix that distance along with the excitement of a Half Marathon, it is pretty much my perfect world.
Here are the top three reasons I LOVE the Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay
  1. The Scenery - going over John Ringling Bridge at dawn is one of the most peaceful scenes you can experience. I have been the fortunate relay partner for the past two years to get this leg (which means running over the mile long bridge twice in a 3 mile span). Each time, I have been in complete awe and take a moment to enjoy my surroundings.
  2. The medal - See photo above, nothing else is really needed to say here. My friend Amanda commented on Instagram that if Captain America ever lost his shield, she would know where to send him. The Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay medal is the largest in FL. Relay participants also receive the same medal as half marathon participants. 
  3. It is sponsored by First Watch, one of my favorite breakfast chains. They provide a brunch, which was named best post breakfast brunch by Competitor Magazine.
Our alarms went off at 4:30am on Sunday. We left Tampa to head for Sarasota at 5:15, giving us a 45 minute window once we got into town. Typically, we would have spent the weekend over there making a racecation out of it - but with the wedding in 6 months, we have to be more cautious on our spending. It wasn't a bad drive until we hit Sarasota.....then this happened...........
We hit Tamiami Trail (which I truly believe is Siri's favorite street name to say) and it was a parking lot. I had permission to park in Media Parking, which was right by the start finish line. By the time we got to that turnoff, cones were everywhere and no parking attendants to move them. We ended up parking in the Marina a mile away - the time on our watch was 6:55 am - do the math folks, I am by no means can do a 5 minute mile. We started running fast, without a warm up. Every volunteer we passed were calling out the minutes left until it started. We also had to pick up our relay anklets!! The second we got to the start finish line, the wheel chairs took off and the announcers said we had two minutes. We flew to the relay tent and I merged into the last pack of the corrals since the race had already officially started. Somehow, my friend Heidi spotted me and off we went, no pre-race photos. No pre-race Instagraming....just a screen shot of the awful traffic from my iphone map!!
When Heidi and I finally got to the start line, the clock read 7:07. Miles 1-3 went like this:
Mile 1: I cannot believe I made it. I am so frazzled! Why did I take 3 weeks off without running once!? BAD idea. Another bad idea? Drinking an entire bottle of wine the night before at the Ybor City St. Patrick's Day Parade. Does that mile marker sign say 10:20? We maintained a 10:00ish minute mile with all the weaving we had to do????  Yay, Bag Pipers! Maybe Gabe and I can wear matching kilts for next years race.
Mile 2: Dear bridge - While you allow for some of the most stunning views of Sarasota, I have decided that I hate you. I told Heidi to go on - as I walk up all bridges, hills, etc. and run down them. Halfway up, the wheelchair competitors were heading back! A few minutes later, the first runner came through. I took off going down the bridge and hit mile two, maintaining the 10:00ish mile. I also felt like I was flying and ran way too fast going down that bridge. I overdid it and it took a minute to get myself together.
Mile 3:  I am in St. Armonds Circle! I love this place. I would rather be shopping. Starbucks! Hey, I want that guys coffee. Did I just get passed by a guy pushing a stroller....with two dogs in it? Why yes I did. Phew, I am not seeing things. I need to come back here to go shopping later. Never mind - wedding budgets suck. Gabe is texting me - he wants me to pick up the speed. Crap, here comes the bridge again.
Mile 4-6 went like this:
Mile 4 -I had a baby breakdown when I had to go back over the bridge a second time, so I decided to take in the scenery for a minute to catch my breath. Sarasota is a stunning city. I hope my best friend Keri and her husband Jeff decide to go on their annual anniversary trip to Longboat Key this Spring so we can crash one of their days. Somewhere between mile 4-5 I passed the guy with dogs again.
Mile 5 - I saw a runner fall pretty hard going down the bridge - she tripped over the bridge grates. I would have stopped to help her but there were a ton of others there and I didn't want to get in the way of all the other runners coming down the bridge. I hope she was OK.
Mile 6 - The man with the dogs passed me again. I couldn't grab my phone in time. It was super cute. I really need to pee. I kept telling myself not to walk - there is a gas station right at the transition. Yay, there is the relay transition point. My group was at the extreme end. My portion was over and off Gabe took off. I never got a runner tracker update from that point forward. I was worried after 40 minutes had gone by and I had no updates. I texted him and he told me he was at mile 11. Thank goodness we both run with our cells.
Mile 7-12, Gabe said he felt like he was running on the fast lane of the highway since he was freshly running and the other runners were out there fr 6 miles already. I have not ran this portion of the race before. Maybe I will be nice next year and switch with him :) About 1 minute before Gabe got to me, the dogs passed. I was a little surprised Gabe didn't catch up to them.
Mile 13 - Gabe wore a green shirt and black shorts like 75% of the rest of the runners. I thought I saw him multiple times. Finaly the real Gabe appeared and we ran in together. We got our medals and finished another successful Run Sarasota event!
We finished with a time slower than we both wanted. Yet with my lack of training between races, I am happy with our results. We wanted to finish sub 2, which is very doable in a relay. Our final time was 2:21, which was two minutes faster than our time in 2013!

Start 7:15:45AM
5K Split 7:50:41AM 00:34:56 11:15 min/mi
Relay Transition 8:29:36AM 01:13:51 11:54 min/mi
Finish 9:37:41AM 02:21:56 10:51 min/mi

2015 Sarasota Half Marathon REGISTRATION BLITZ! 
Starting tomorrow, registration will be 55% OFF for one day only!
Wednesday March 19, registration will be 50% OFF
March 20-23 - 45% OFF
Blitz opens at 12 AM midnight EST on March 18th and ends March 23rd at 11:59 PM EST. Blitz pricing is effective for all registrations during the blitz period. Blitz price is determined using the final price. The relay is not included in blitz pricing. Click here to register.

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Now that I am finished for the Winter running season, our goal this Spring and Summer is to work on speed. I will never be a fast runner but I do want to improve. What are your running goals this season?