Yesterday I wrote about things that were making me happy right now.
One of the things I included was Junior League starting up, and being surrounded by all of those wonderful and inspiring women again.
Well, my Twitter running buddies are another amazing, super-positive group to be around. This picture is obviously not from last night, because it includes people who will not be named who no longer live in this country.
Last night, we had another runner happy hour, and the sweet Pamela, founder of Sparkly Soul was there. She brought a bunch of headbands to give out as raffle prizes, and I won one of them!
I tried to tell her I already had quite a few and that someone else should win, but she wouldn’t take no for an answer. So, I’m going to share it with one of you instead! I seriously love these headbands. They’re adorable, and they do. not. move. I first wore one for the 2011 New York City Marathon, and it stayed the entire time!
It’s the thin green and white headband.
AND I’m going to give you a $20 Starbucks gift card, too, purchased with my own cash money, just because I love you.
In return, I would like you to tell me either what kind of posts you have enjoyed reading here OR what you’d like to see me post more about.
Speaking of NYCM, I talked with NYRR this morning, and they wanted me to let you all know that they still have charity spots for the marathon with Team for Kids, which raises money to bring free/low-cost health and fitness programs to kids who might not otherwise have access. The fundraising minimum is $2600, which is a little lower than some other charities. Joining their team gives you access to three weekly coached runs and some VIP race-day perks.
Also, Foot Locker and Asics are running a sweepstakes on Facebook to give four lucky winners spots for the marathon.
I asked NYRR about the safety of having people jump in this late in the game, and they said that this wasn’t the time to go couch-to-marathon, but that someone who was already running higher mileage should be able to run safely.