One of the perks of running long distance races is the medals. I’ve collected some cool ones in the past year and a half, when I started the 50 states challenge. So far, my favorites include the Hottest Half medal (Dallas, Texas) because it doubles as a beer opener, and the Philly Love Run medal (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) because it’s pretty.
The Rock n Roll Marathon Series has some awesome medals, too. What’s especially cool about participating in Rock n Roll races is that you get additional medals for running in multiple RnR races. Several months ago, I received RnR’s Double Beat medal in the mail for completing RnR New Orleans and the Country Music Half.
And a few weeks ago, I received more extra bling from RnR: the Rock Trio medal for completing the RnR Chicago Half in July.
Awesome stuff. Thanks, RnR!
MCM Training – Week 13
Training this past week was good. The weather was beautiful last weekend, so I was able to get my long run done outside (way better than on a treadmill). I didn’t do any cross-training though. (Shocker.)
Monday, Sept. 15 – off
Tuesday, Sept. 16 – 4 miles – treadmill
Wednesday, Sept. 17 – 6 miles – treadmill
Thursday, Sept. 18 – 4 miles – treadmill
Friday, Sept. 19 – off
Saturday, Sept. 20 – 16 miles – C&O Canal towpath
Sunday, Sept. 21 – off
Total: 30 miles
Cross-training – none
Goals for this week: I’m scheduled to do my second 20-miler this weekend (this training plan has three 20-milers). My goal is to complete it.
Views from Saturday’s run on the C&O towpath:
In other news, my colleague’s baby arrived last week. I told you guys that Kevin and his wife, Richelle, chose not to find out the gender before the baby’s arrival. My guess was a boy. I’m sure you will all be excited to know that I was correct. 🙂 Welcome, Baby Callahan!
Email from Kevin:
“Baby popped out late yesterday, a boy to be named later (after we get some sleep to think clearly). Fortunately, he has more hair on his head than his dad. He weighed in at 8 lbs, 13 oz., and came up 1 ft. 9 in. on the tape measure. We’re hoping he’ll be ready for his first 5k this weekend.”
Last we heard, they were deciding between two names: Braden and Landon. They asked our office to vote. I like both equally, but I voted for Landon. I think Braden will win.
Hope you’re all having a great week.
Oh! And P.S., I had the most amazing dish at Barrel and Bushel, a newish restaurant in Tyson’s last weekend: fried chicken on French toast. The photo is terrible, but the dish is amazing. Trust me. They also have a fantastic beer selection.