Welcome to Friday Free-For-All, where I talk about anything and everything on my mind. This is usually just a great big brain dump, so brace yourselves!
Blog giveaways are awesome–especially when you win! A couple of weeks ago, I won a fuel sample pack from Danielle at Live Run Grow. I’m still working my way through the goodies! And then last week, I won a Strut Your Stuff Sign Co medal and bib holder from Jess Runs Happy! It came in the mail on Monday and I cannot wait to hang it up in our bedroom and put my medal and bib from Sunday’s half on it 😀
Every day for the rest of November, I’m gonna post something I’m grateful for on Twitter. Two of my favorite blogs, Running Around the Bend, and Run Away With Me, are doing variations of Thankfulness posts throughout November, and it totally inspired me. The holidays can be really busy, stressful times, and it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and “Oh my gosh only xx shopping days left!” I want to remember that the real focus of the holiday season should be friends, family, and being thankful for all of our blessings. I’ll be posting once per day, and I encourage you to join me. I’m not using any special hashtags or anything, but feel free to tag me if you’d like to participate (@raeisadarlin).
I need a new goal. My goal all spring was to finish a half marathon, and I did it. My goal all summer was to hit a sub 2:30 half marathon, and I did it. I’ve also accomplished a sub-30 5k, and a sub-hour 10k. I’ve hit a bunch of great milestones this year, and now I need to figure out what’s next. I’ve already talked about how I’ll be backing off on distance racing for a while and focusing on shorter distances, but I still want to have a concrete goal to keep me motivated. I’ll be pondering this in the coming weeks, so that I can hopefully come up with something before Christmas. I definitely need to have a goal or else training is just gonna go right out the window.
What’s your next big goal?
Do you have a medal/bib rack?