Monday, March 12, 2012

Weekend Update and a New Raffle!!

It's Monday and therefore time for my weekend recap! Saturday morning I went for a 12 mile run in the hills of Palos with my running group. My legs were exhausted by mile 9 and I was happy I was only doing 12 (the rest of the running group was doing 16 and 18 miles). I am ready for my half marathon to be here... beyond ready! Thankfully it is THIS SUNDAY! :) How was your long run this weekend?

After the run, I was very happy to put on my compression sleeves and shorts under my clothes and enjoy the rest of the day.
However Saturday was a bad day in a "first world problems" kind of way. I drove to the city and picked up a bridesmaids dress I'm wearing for my cousin's wedding. The boutique is in the Gold Coast neighborhood so it made for an annoying trip with several rides around the block. After picking up the dress, I headed to the office to do some work. I had about 5-6 hours worth of work to do. Unfortunately, I couldn't access any of the network files. I did what I could and then went home. Before I left though, Toph called to tell me that the dog chewed up a check that I had to have reissued. Needless to say, it was not a great day (other than the run of course). Thankfully we had dinner plans afterwards with our friends Kate and Sam which totally made up for the crappy day I was having!

Sunday I did the rowing machine for about 45 minutes while watching Sex and the City reruns on HBO Go. Then it was time for The Walking Dead. Was anyone shocked by what happened in the episode? I didn't read the comics so I was really surprised.

Next, it is time for another charity raffle! This time, the folks at Road ID donated a "prize pack" that includes:
1) T-shirt (cotton, men's size medium, suuuper soft)

2) E-gift certificate for a Road ID wrist bracelet

3) Wide variety of Gu and Gu Brew packets
Close-up of the Gu packets

In order to enter into the raffle, all you need to do is donate to my charity, Open Heart Magic by clicking HERE. For this raffle, every $3 donation = 1 entry. ($3 for 1, $6 for 2, etc.)

After you donate, you can tweet or blog about this raffle for an additional entry. Please be sure to leave a comment letting me know your twitter name and/or the link to your blog post.This raffle is open to anyone in the U.S. or Canada!

You have until Sunday, March 18 (11:59pm CST) to enter the raffle. The winner will be announced here on Monday, March 19.

Best of luck to all those entering, thanks again to Road ID for the prize pack, and thanks in advance for your donations!


  1. I keep meaning to try HBO GO, do you watch it on an ipad or iphone? Made a donation, nice cause!

  2. I watch it on my iPhone if I'm at the gym and iPad when at home. Sex and the City is too scandalous to watch on an iPad at the gym. Haha.

    Thanks so much for your donation! :)

  3. Good luck next week! Missed you at the Fleadh 5K on Saturday!

  4. Thanks Amanda! I saw it was a fun time! I thought about doing it but I'm already signed up for so many races in March, I didn't want to over due it. I'll be there in my Sparkle Skirt this weekend! :)

  5. Great job on those hills! I run in a hilly area, and the hills can really take it out of you sometimes.

  6. Thanks! I totally agree. I'm glad I only do hill workouts once a week!

  7. donated!! I hope I win!

  8. Thanks so much for your donation Jeni! Best of luck! :)