Current Exercise and Weight Loss Goals

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pink Princess Racing's Fall Racing Schedule

Mikayla needs to get back to running in time to compete with the cross country team at the high school. So, this morning we headed back to Winton Woods to run 2 laps. I knew I wouldn't be able to run the whole way, but I was disappointed in how hard it was. I ended up running a 10th of a mile then walking a 10th of a mile. I haven't run much since May. So, I guess it is no surpise that my running has suffered. But, I have made a commitment to take Mikayla running the next two mornings and then take her to run a 5K this Saturday. For the next 3 weeks we plan on going out 4-5 times a week. We've got to get going because I LOVE RACING IN THE FALL!

This is a list of our Fall Races:

The Black Squirrel 5K: Sept 26th $10 fee
The Run for the Nuns 5K: Oct 3rd $20
The Turkey Trot 5K: Nov 19th $15
The Thanksgiving Day Race 10K: Nov 26th $45

These prices are the "pre-registration" prices. I have info/websites for these races if anyone would like to join Pink Princess Racing at any of these events.

Each of these races has both running and walking divisions. If you need a goal to help keep you motivated to exercise, pick a race and come do it with us. I love Pink Princess Racing. It is our informal racing group. We encourage each other, compete with each other, cheer for each other, and love each other!

If you have never participated in a 5K and you are nervous, talk to one of us and we will tell you everything you need to know. People of all sizes do these races. You don't have to be a skinny minnie to come hang out with us! (But, we accept Skinny Minnies too!)

A 5K is 3.2 miles.
A 10K is 6.4 miles.

My favorite race is the Thanksgiving Day Race. You get up early on Thanksgiving Day and head downtown. It is a HUGE race with tons of people. When you are done you have burned a bunch of calories and can enjoy your turkey and gravy GUILT-FREE!

See you at the FINISH LINE!

(That's me in the pink finishing the Flying Pig 10K. See, not skinny....still running)


chelle said...

Maura I would love to join your team. I will have to see just how much I think I could do and by when. Right now I get wore out showering. ugh....I can walk my street from my house to the corner back to the other corner and home as of right now. It's a pretty slow walk as you can imagine if showering wears me out lol. WTG on your walk/run today! Keep it up!!

Pampered Princess said...

Michelle, You can be on the team even if you never race! I'm glad you can walk as much as you can right now! We love you and are praying for you!

Mama D said...

You, and all of P2R, continue to inspire me!

Steve and Jamie said...

I would really like to be ready for the Run for the Nuns, but I'm like Michelle. I'm not sure how much I'll be ready to run. I can walk, right?

Pampered Princess said...

Of course you can walk!!! Our team mission is to encourage exercise in all forms and help people meet their fitness goals! We don't care if you walk, run, or roll! The racing is fun for us and I don't want anyone to miss out on these events out of fear because they have never done one. Come on board and bring the stroller if you want!!!