Thursday, August 14, 2014

I Have a Trick for You

I have barely taken a breath from Ironman Boulder and the EPIC Relay and yet strangers on the street keep asking me, “What’s next?”

What’s next is a lot of resting, sleeping, eating and wine consuming. There will be the occasional run, bike and swim thrown in there, but nothing too crazy.

Truthfully, there has been a lot of this going on.


I am not sure the kids know what to do with a non-moving mother.

I do, however, like having a plan an some structure to my training. I find it really motivates me…

So, what is up next is the Runner’s World Half and Festival in October (18th and 19th). I will be doing the Hat Trick. That means I’ll do a 5K and a 10K on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday. All of this will be done in the scenic town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (the birth place of Jesus – oops nope wrong Bethlehem).

Actually, I have no clue if Bethlehem is scenic, but I think any little town in Pennsylvania in October with leaves changing and crisp temperatures should be pretty nice. And, in case you have been living under a rock, Bethlehem is the headquarters for Runner's World, some little magazine about our sport.


So…I’m signing up, how about you? I love that you get three medals, a shirt, a hat and socks. I am a lover of swag. My friend Kathy just told me what SWAG stands for. Do you know? I actually think I forgot.

Here are a couple of coupon codes to get 10% off. There are several choices to be made for races (5K, 10K, half marathon, 5 and Dime ((which is the 5K and 10K)) and the Hat Trick).

Here are the 10% off codes you can use to sign up. Just use them at check out. I know you want to join me. I can be fun.

· 5k: blogshutuprun5K
· 10k: blogshutuprun10K
· Half: blogshutuprunHalf
· 5 & Dime: blogshutuprun5&10
· Hat Trick: blogshutuprunHat

Register for any of the races HERE.

Keep in mind there are also kid runs and a dog run on Saturday. Quite the family event, yet I will be Ken-less and child-less that weekend.

Have you done the Runner’s World Half or one of the races before?

What’s your next race?

Do you know what SWAG stands for? Hmmm…Stuff We All Get? Sharting With A Girdle?



  1. marathon Oct 12. But I'll be cheering you on!

  2. I did the 5k two years ago with a stress fracture. And I still had fun. Warning. There are hills!

  3. SWAG stands for secretly we are gay....

  4. I live just 5 mins away from there, descent scenery around the steel stacks. And I 2nd the warning, route is hilly!!!

  5. "Sharting With A Girdle"

    I can't breathe. I'm laughing too hard.

    I'd love to go. Does Runner's World want to sponsor a burnt out runner?

  6. I was thinking about doing this! I ran the 10k last year and LOVED it. It's only about 45 minutes from my house.

  7. I don't know what SWAG stands for, but I do know that I'll pay $95 to run a race in which I get a free $4 pair of socks.

  8. I am running the hat trick as well! It is hilly but lovely! Hoping for a blogger meetup!

  9. This is one of the reasons you are so awesome- you train hard and then you REST!

  10. i've never done a RW race, but would really like to. also, i totally back your what's next plan (i.e. sleeping, eating and wine).

  11. I did the hat trick last year and had a blast. A really well organized event in a truly pretty town. Fun to meet the RW editors and especially Bart Yasso!

  12. I was thinking of running the half. It would be fun to meet you in person! Now, if my little brother would just get back to me about the dates he plans to come visit this fall...

  13. My favorite meaning for SWAG is "stuff we acquired gratis."

  14. I have Hood to Coast next weekend and a bunch of other races after that before RW Festival, but October can't get here fast enough! Can't wait to spend time in Bethlehem with my running friends and making new ones. The Sub 30 Club is the largest registered group for the event and we will be taking over at least one drinking establishment during the event. Looking forward to buying you that round!

  15. That's definitely something I'd consider doing next year! This year I'm off to Niagara to run the half with my run club.

  16. Live in Ca so won't be there but sounds like fun! Will be doing my first full marathon on Nov 2 in Santa Clarita, CA! Enjoy some downtime!

  17. I'm far away from you guys...I was planning on running the Buenos Aires Half on September but...since I will be flying to NY I will be running the NYC 18mi Tune Up instead! Really happy about it!!!

  18. Silly Wild Ass Gear. My next race is the NY marathon! Have fun in Bethlehem!

  19. I did the Hat Trick last year and LOVED it! I will be doing the Hat Trick again this year. I'm hoping to be faster in all three races than last year!

  20. I love in PA! :D But unfortunately I am about 3 hours from Bethlehem - but at least I'm closer than Colorado :)

  21. Yay, you're coming to my town! I did the hat trick the past two years. This year I'll be doing the half only. Can't wait to try for a PR on my home turf. My advice, schedule a massage with a good massage therapist who'll know what to do to get you ready for Sunday's run.

    My next race is a local 10K on Labor Day.

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  24. I will be doing the Hat Trick as well. Please excuse my ridiculousness if I see you and introduce myself. I tell everyone you are my favorite Blogwoman! :-)

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