Inspirational video about running

I saw this on a running blog that I follow; RunnersOnTheGo and wanted to share –  I loved all of the quotes shared, although I’ve heard them or seen them before it was a good reminder of what running/fitness is all about!!!

I encourage you to take the time to watch this 2:31 minute video for a little motivation ~

Be sure to watch to the end for a little laugh!!!  Have a great day!!


Hot Chocolate 5k/15k – San Francisco

I had heard about the Hot Chocolate race series for couple of years and decided to give it a try this year!  I was looking forward to a fun destination run too!!  San Francisco was the closest to me so off I went…  This was my first time driving solo for a long distance, but I was determined to do this myself and build my confidence.  I wasn’t completely alone…  I had my trusty snuggle buddy Simba with me and he was the perfect co-pilot 🙂



After visiting the race expo and picking up my bib and ‘swag bag’, which included a zip front hoodie (SCORE!) I headed to the hotel.  The Stanyan Park hotel is located directly across the street from Golden Gate Park, which was the start and finish for the race.  Although I am only a two hour drive from San Francisco/Golden Gate Park I had never been to Golden Gate Park!!  It is truly a gem…  I hope to make it back and spend more time wandering around and enjoying all that it has to offer!


This was the first chance I had to show off my Ink n’ Burn kit!!  Here I am with my daughter at the start line:


After completing your race, by the way I PR’d this race 🙂 you are given a bowl filled with a cup of hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, a marshmallow, banana, pretzels and rice krispie treat.


This is what happens when you dip your banana into the chocolate fondue…


I would definitely recommend this race to you!  Check out the many locations it is offered!!

This was a great day for a run and it was awesome to run this with my daughter by my side, well not really as I was usually BEHIND her LOL!!!  She has legs much longer than her Momma, but it was fun to be there together ~