Red wine season transitions to craft beer season very quickly here! This 3-day weekend has been beautiful and I finally got a few runs in! I’m preparing for 3 races that are approaching a little too quickly for my liking (join me and say hi if you see me!):
- The Scrub Hare Run on 23 August, organized by My Road Less Traveled
- The Spring Break Trail Run on 13 September, my first official 10km trail run (and close to home)
- The Rhino Run on 20 September, a 12km which I spent a lot of money on (I’m getting the shirt!) and will be held at Hedianga, home of the Beast Run
- There’s also the final Rabbit Trail Series race, the Rock Rabbit Run, on 11 October. But I’m not even thinking about that one right now.
So I really need to get back into a set training schedule because I’ve been sleeping in a lot lately and eating lots of carbs I don’t need. Tabata training (twice weekly for all those uphill climbs- it’s super effective), yoga, and hopefully getting up to at least 15km/week again.
And my new secret weapon has arrived: my UltraVesta from Ultimate Direction! I’m very excited about this (ladies) hydration vest and will be writing a complete review of it in the very near future. I just want to get some more kms on it before I do. But I’m happy that I’ll be prepared if any race changes from a 8km to a 12km again.
I’m also testing the Meow hip pack as well. UD makes really great gear that I hope Mindful Runner will start stocking in the near future. There are a couple packs and hip belts for demoing so stop in and see what’s there to try out.