PictureNight Runner or Cave Spelunker?
Hey Running Buddies! It's been a minute since my last blog and I thought it was time to get back into the blogging game and catch you up on what's been happening at the RGR House since last month.

There hasn't really been a reason that I haven't blogged in the last month, just got lazy or uninspired I guess. 
And now, for my next trick, I'm going to condense 5 weeks of blogging into one blog! In pictures, of course. Here we go!

Picture2014 Sweetheart Run 10K in Tulsa
The Hubbo and I ran the Sweetheart Run 10K here in Tulsa for Valentine's Day in February. We also entered the costume contest as Conversation Hearts and won. Kinda.
I say we kinda won because not many people entered the costume contest but it's a W and I'll take it!

Yes, we ran the entire 10K with those on. It was a little windy that day too. 

I finally bought a pair (or 6) of shoes that weren't running shoes and may have gone a little crazy at the sale!
Apparently, I like flats!

But, I only spent $93 on all the shoes so I consider it a win!

(Not so) Funny Story.

After a Saturday run a couple weeks ago the Hubbo and I went to a nearby town to help my dad with a house that he is going to remodel. When we got back, I took my dog, Zoey, outside to do her thing. This picture is of our backyard and you can kind of see the field and hill behind it.
I was standing on my patio and  I could hear a little girl screaming for help. She just kept saying "Someone help me!!" and "Help me please!". So I just knew she had probably fallen down the hill and she was stranded in that field, all alone with a broken leg or sprained ankle or something. She sounded so scared and pitiful. So I gave Zoey to the Hubbo and ran through my backyard, through the field towards the hill. Now you are probably wondering what I found when I got to her. Was her leg broken? No. Was her ankle sprained? No. Did she fall down and get an owie on her knee? Nope! I ran all that way only to find her standing there in the middle of the field and her Dad at the top of the hill on his bike! So I asked him if they were okay and his response:
"yeah, she's just scared of a spider"
Umm what? She's been screaming bloody murder for 5 minutes over a freaking spider!?!? 
Cool. Glad I ran up this field to help your daughter so you could stay on your bike on the top of the hill! 

I got a haircut (Thanks Rustie!) and took the obligatory just-left-the-salon selfie and posted it on Instagram. 

You're Welcome. 

The Hubbo and I were the best ginger candle lighters ever at our friends wedding and may have had a little too much fun with the photo booth! 

Congrats Chad and Erin!

My monthly subscription to Stridebox came in the mail last week and I was pretty excited! 

See the pic below for the contents of the box. 

I heard the FLUID Recovery drink wasn't that great and I tried the Salted Caramel GU today on my 10 mile run. The flavor of the GU was fine, I just can't do the texture! Ugh!
Also - according to Instagram the FIT Peanut Butter Crunch bar is amazing. I haven't tried it yet. 

I went to the Miley Cyrus concert here in Tulsa and took this awesomely awkward photo with my Ginger-In-Crime, Amber!

In my defense, someone was about to walk right into our shot. I'm pretty sure she was probably wearing ridiculously too short jean shorts and a crop top too.

I ate this piece of Pie on Pi Day (March 14th or 3.14)

Random Fact!

In Jr High my math teacher, Mr. Gilliland, had us memorize Pi out to 26 spots after the decimal. I still remember this much without Googling it.


Yesterday my favorite Ginger Kids and I ran the Sweetheart Run here in Tulsa. Since we are training for a marathon we ran the Double. Which just means we participated in the 5k and the 10k. If my math is still good, that means we did a 15k. If I'm wrong, please don't tell me. I like to think I can add 5 and 10 together.
I participated in this race last year but I only did the 10k. To participate in the double you started with the 5k participants and then 45 minutes later the 10k participants started. So depending on how quickly you ran the 5k, you could have a little break in between. I actually didn't mind the break. I needed to stretch my legs because they were pretty tight. So the 5k felt like a warm up.
I didn't get a PR this race, I was 15 seconds shy of beating my 15k PR. But maybe next time!

Time for the recap!

Course: 4 Ginger Points! The course was good for the 5K,  no big hills. Just a quick out and back. The course for the 10k was a little more tough. It followed the same path as the 5k but just went out farther and we encountered a decent hill on the way back. Boo hills! 

Entry Fee: 5 Ginger Points! Since the Hubbo and I entered as a team (Team Run Ginger Run, of course) and we participated in the double the fees were a little more expensive than if you just did the 5k or 10k but it was about $80 or so for us so that's not too bad.

Participation: 5 Ginger Points! This race typically has a pretty good turn out and this year was no different. The 10k has more runners so that was good.

Shirt: 4 Ginger Points! Well not really shirt. If you saw on my Facebook page earlier this week, we were talking about races giving shirts versus other goodies in your race packet. This year this race gave out beanies. I gave the beanie 4 points because it's something new so that's fun, but this thing is a little big. But it is reversible! See pic below.

Medal: N/a

Expo: N/a

Temperature: 3 Ginger Points! It was a little on the chilly side. The temps were in the low 30's. And there was some wind on the back half of the 10k that wasn't fun. But this is wayyyy better than last year's Sweetheart run when we had a wind chill of -6! 

Overall Organization: 5 Ginger Points!  

One side is fleece the other side is a tech material similar to a tech shirt.

My favorite Ginger-in-Crime, Amber, and I sporting our Run Ginger Run back bibs before the race. Amber got a PR during the 5K! I think it was the extra bib that made her run faster.
You can Tweet Amber here and tell her congrats! 

Amber and I ready to run. Amber is sporting the race beanie!

The Hubbo and I before the race. He got a PR in the 15k too! Must be the bib.