Saturday, December 8, 2012

I want to be a runner

I want to be a runner and not just a groupy. A runner is someone in my mind who will run rain/snow or shine, cold or warm, morning noon or night, and unless has to does not take 3 weeks off from the thing they enjoy doing.

So with that being said I have joined a few "support groups" ok really they are beginning of the year challenges that I am hoping will keep me on the right track while the snow of January falls around us. (Does it snow in London?)
The first one is The Chilly Challenge 2013: 
This challenge is being hosted by Amy from Running Escapades and Janine from The Purple Giraffe. The Chilly Challenge starts January 1st. All you do is log your miles from walking, running or the elliptical for the month. Fantastic prizes are up for grabs too! You must pick a team – Team Escapades or Team Giraffe. I chose team Giraffe based on reading there blogs and pictures that where on there blogs. Ok honestly I chose team Giraffe because she wore an elf costume with sequence on it to a race how awesome is that! I am hoping that being part of a team will help me stay motivated, because bragging rights among friends is kind of everything.
The second on is 5 by the 5th Virtual Run Series

This challenge is being hosted by Laura at The rules are easy simply to run a 5K or 5 miler by the 5th of the month. There’s an option to run once or every month for a chance at winning great prizes. It starts January 1 and runs through June, hence the once or once a month (I should really include all information).

Last thing I did this morning was look more into the Athens half marathon. It is 13 weeks away and will require a little catch up for my body. These 2 things above I hope will help me do that. Feel free to register I believe both events will be a blast and healthy at the same time! 
Have a great weekend every one!



  1. you are a runner in my book!
    It's great you're joining these challenges though. What better way to stay motivated!

    1. Thank you for the encouragement! Have a blast on your trip!!

  2. I am going to check out those challenges! Thanks for letting us know about them. You're a runner if you run, girl!

    1. Right now that is part of the running or very minimal running...winter is killing my motivation. I hope you enjoy them!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing about these. I'm glad you're joining!

  4. Weeee! I'm so glad you are on my team - and yes, you ARE a runner. Anyone who runs is a runner, just like a mile is a mile regardless of how fast you run it! Let's kick some butt in 2013!