My hubby ran his first race last weekend!  Not so much by choice, I kinda forced him to, but I think it was a success.  We did the Merrell Down and Dirty Mud Run 10K.  Here is the happy couple pre-mud run:
And here we are after:
He made it through with very little complaining, so I am proud!
This is post Broad Street Run this morning!  We really lucked out and had great weather.  I definitely did not train as well as I should have, but we got through it-good thing I had a partner!  My knees are just going to hate me for a few days!
Here are some of the upcoming races that I have registered for, as well as a few that I might be signing up for.


Broad Street Run: This is a super popular 10 mile run in Philadelphia.  I ran it back in 2009 and I am excited to do it again this year!

Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run: A 10K run filled with obstacles and plenty of mud.  I registered the hubby too (shhh he doesn't know yet) and it will be his first ever race!

Potential Runs:

Paws & Feet 2012: A 5K run to support one of our local animal shelter.

Out & Back Party Run: A 4 mile run with a big post party at the finish.

Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness: A 10K course in Philly

I started to get back into my running routine last week.  I was able to run 3 days which I was pretty happy with....but there is def room for improvement.  With the weather being so nice I am much more inclined to run, but I am also more inclined to hang out in the backyard with the dogs!  Also because the weather was so nice, I was able to try out my new running skirt:
I love it!  Sooooo comfortable!




This has been a crummy week for my running.  I have been feeling a little under the weather and the cold meds I am taking are making me feel like I am moving in slow motion.  Hopefully I can kick this cold by next week and get back on track with my running goals!
I was always skeptical about running skirts.  I didn't really get it.  Why try to be fashionable when running?  I prefer to look as homely and sweaty as possible.  After reading this very convincing post over at SR, I decided I would try one out...if I found a cheap one that is, they are pretty expensive.  Wouldn't ya know I went to Nordstrom Rack the other day and they had Nike running skirts at half price?!  The second I tried it on I realized what the hype was all about.  They are so comfortable and they don't ride up.  Sold!
This is not the exact skirt (I am having trouble finding it) but it looks extrememly similar.  I can't wait to wear it when it starts to get warmer out!
I have officially completed my first race of the year!  The Feel the Love 5K was a success and it was a really fun way to start off my birthday weekend too!  The race had about 6 hills in it, so that killed our legs a little bit, but we finished and it felt great to get through it.  My partner in crime and I were too shy to ask someone to take our picture at the race, so I only have a pic of my race outfit.
We rocked the matching argyle and heart knee high socks!
Tomorrow is the first race of the year.  I'm getting excited!  However, I think it is supposed to snow/rain.  We will see how it goes.  I'm praying for snow, running in icey cold rain does not sound like a fun way to start off my bday festivities!
January is coming to an end today and so I have officially completed my first month of my new year's resolution!  I have run 35 miles so far and to some that might not seem like much, but since I am starting from scratch I am pretty happy with that number. 

My short runs are between 2 and 3 miles and my long run are 5 miles.  I am hoping as the months go on I can increase my long run mileage and therefore increase my monthly amount.  We will see what happens, but I am happy with my first month!
If you haven't tried one yet, you have too.  It's my new best friend.  Especially with the hip pain I have been having.  Here is a tutorial that I saw on one of my fav blogs Peanut Butter Runner.