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    Marcia

    I'm a stay-at-home-mom who, as part of a mid-life challenge, decided to run a marathon for kicks. I didn't plan on it becoming a hobby, but it did. I QUALIFIED FOR BOSTON at my second marathon and slipped into the vortex. Join me as I fulfill my dream of running the marathon majors.

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Three Things Thursday + One

Categories: Back to School, detox, Home Front, Marathon Training

1. Back to School. The kids went back yesterday, and, as much as I hate to see summer break come to an end, it needed to be done I guess. The bickering was starting. And too much computer time.

2. Marathon Training. I’m in week 6 of New York City Marathon training. My flight and hotel are booked. Ferry and gear check options made. We’re still up in the air on who, if anyone (kids? Caveman?) is coming with me. Although my long runs aren’t terrribly long yet (“only” 14 miles), I can definitely feel my endurance increasing. Hay is going into the barn! This week the heat is back and today t’storms are throwing a kink in my plan of a trail run followed by swim. Aaand just because it’s going to be in the 90′s this weekend, I’m racing. Of course I am.

squash from garden

3. Garden: Unlike last year when pumpkins and tomatoes went gangbusters, this year I  have zero pumpkins and just one tomato so far. But holy bell peppers and winter squash Batman!

superfruit

4. Detox. I like to think I’m a fairly healthy eater. But sometimes I fall victim to too much of a good thing, like these: Super Fruits + Dark Chocolate = all good, right? Um not when you eat way more than the 1/4C serving size, which itself is 180 calories and 21g sugar. Plus I didn’t do my body any favors with almost nightly visits to the local frozen custard stand this summer. Treats aren’t treats when you’re eating them regularly, right? So next month I’m joining Laura for a 21-day reset. There’ll be a private Facebook group for accountability and meal plans. Join us! Details on the 21-Day Reset are here.

What’s going on in your neck of the woods? Did you enter my giveaway?

 

Spartan Race & Cruise Giveaway

Categories: Giveaways, Spartan Race, Spartan Race Cruise

That four-letter F-word (fall) is just around the corner and so are the Spartan World Championships in Killington (how appropriate) Vermont on September 20.

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Be sure to catch all the crazy action on NBC sports. Since I know lots of you are Spartan Race fans, you also need to know about their newest adventure. What could be better than the taste of barbed wire? How about barbed wire on a tropical island? That’s right: Announcing The Spartan Race Cruise.

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According to the peeps at Spartan: Sand, surf and obstacles await you as you join fellow Spartans on a cruise liner sailing from the Port of Miami to the Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay on March 6-9, 2015. Sound like fun? It’ll be even more fun if it’s FREE! Enter here for a chance to win a free Spartan cruise for you and a friend. Spartan Cruise sweepstakes are open to U.S. residents only please.

But wait! There’s even more: I’ve got a free domestic Spartan Race to giveaway as well. One lucky reader will win his/her choice of any open heat in any 2014 Spartan Race in the continental U.S. Not feeling the good luck mojo? Use code SPARTANBLOGGER and save 10% off any race right now.

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