Random Thoughts about the Commitment 5K, Challenges, Races, Discounts and Track Tuesday

A big THANK YOU to Jenny of Metamorfit for hosting a Virtual Commitment Day 5K!  Even my running partner and friend, Daffodil, joined us for our fun 5K.  Thanks to Jenny, my family and I were able to start 2013 on a healthy, fit foot.

My family walked with Jenny and her family as Daffodil and I ran.  It had been two weeks since I last run and my lungs and legs were working hard.  At times, I found it hard to breathe and the strong wind didn’t help at all, but my legs loved moving again.  Even with my occasional hacking cough fit, it felt good to be outdoors and running again.

So Day 1 of the Janathon is complete and what a slow great start!

3.1 miles
Time 33:44
Ave Pace 10:53
Max Pace 8:33

Since I only have less than two weeks until WDW Marathon, I will skip the speedwork for the time being.  As for the rest of the week, I’ll play it by ear lung.  If I’m not hacking, then I’ll get up and run.  Otherwise, I may cycle instead to keep my resolution of cycling more this year.  Or maybe I’ll try my hand at a core work-out online.  As long as I do something
every day, I’ll maintain the conditions of the Janathon.

Speaking of doing something every day, I totally blew the #fitgift challenge thanks for this stupid chest cold.  All the other participants did GREAT!  They ran in the snow, cycled, ran and did pushups.  They seriously killed it.  Instead, my stupid cold killed me. Oh well. It’s a new month and a new challenge!  Onto to the Janathon!

Since my February race calendar is full to the brim with race bibs, I decided to defer my Ft Lauderdale A1A marathon.  Now, I’m considering running the Clearwater Marathon a week after Disney to be a Marathon Maniac.  I know that’s crazy, so nothing is set yet.  I’ll decide and possibly register after Disney.

Funny thing, with all my races between January and February, I’ll be a quarter of the way into 13 in 2013 by the second month of the year! Madness!

Have you set your racing goals and registered for your races yet? 

If you’re looking for some new races to try, let me sway you with a few race discount codes.

  • The $5 discount for the Best Damn Race expires next week. Register here.  Have you seen the medals?  So cool!
  • Register NOW for Dirty Girl Mud Run events scheduled from January through June. Prices increase on 1/8/13 at 11:59pm CST. Use the code: FLBLOGGUEST for 20% off.
  • For Pretty Muddy, receive a ONE TIME offer of $20 off the full price registration with promotional code: GIRLTIME.  The $20 off deal ends on January 31st.  Register here.

What are your running plans for the week?  Got some sprints to share?  What other work-outs are you doing?  What are your fitness goals for 2013?

I am excited to start 2013 with a Track Tuesday post to share this blog hop with my co-host, Meghan of runMeganrun!!!  Link up and train along with us.

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Denise Mestanza-Taylor+


  1. liz says:

    WOW you go girl. I envy you with the 13 in 2013. I will be luck to get in 3 in 2013. Maybe I will try some virtual races. 🙂

    • Denise says:

      Yes, I’m in the same boat as you. No ultra marathon, but with two back to back marathons, no speedwork for me at the moment.

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