Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Present to Myself!

First, I want to say "Don't worry!"  I'm alive.  Six hours of spinning didn't kill me.  The raffle winners will be announced shortly (I'm planning on Saturday) and my report will come soon as well.  Things just got a bit busy at work.  But have no fear!

I do, however, have a minute to spare to announce that I purchased a present for myself; those are the best presents to buy! 

My birthday was this past week and I decided to make the Rev3 Quassy Registration my birthday present to myself!  Due to my financial goals this year, I had to wait to the end of the month to make sure my budget would still be in the green, but all's well.  I am officially racing a Half Rev on June 3rd.  My two A-priority races are now all set!!

I've heard a lot of great things about the Rev3 race series, so I'm excited to give them a try.  They're cheaper than the Ironman series and this one is only 40 minutes from where I live, so it's a huge savings in travel, lodging, and food expenses!

In other news...
  • It looks as if I will be coaching another running group, this time a 10k program, starting March 31st.  Yay!
  • I begin my transition into the group fitness instructor position at work next week.  Yay!
  • I bought myself another present - a foam roller.  How I lasted this long without one I will never know.

1.  What do you treat yourself to on your birthday?
For the first time in 8 years I had my birthday off, so I treated myself to a long run.  And I'm happy to say that you guys will understand that.  Everyone else thought I was crazy for not binge drinking.  

2.  Have you raced Rev3 before?  How was it?
I've heard that they swag is great and that the atmosphere is very family oriented.  I'm more excited about the fact that they have Gatorade and GU on course instead of Ironman Perform and Powerade Gel.

Swim fast.  Bike smart.  Run hard. 


Coy Martinez said...

It's about time you joined the rest of the foam rolling nation! Hurts at first, not so much later :)

I think our hobby of racing and competing could possibly cost more than those people that take of golfing and fishing. I swear it.

Jill said...

My tax account friend told me you can deduct the cost of your races if there is a charity involved in that definitely helps :).

Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! Yay!

Matthew Smith said...

That's a sweet b-day present! Very cool! Happy Birthday, by the way. Way to go on not only having physical goals but also financial goals. Keep up the good work!

Run with Jess said...

I always buy myself something for running... and now so does my husband! Score!

Aimee said...

What a great b-day present! I have heard nothing but great things about the Rev3 races!

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Congratulations on your 6 hour of spinning and for signing up for REV3 Quassy!

I just signed up for REV3 Cedar Point. It's actually on my birthday! (9/9). So, I decided to do the 140.6. Happy Birthday to me! It will be my first REV3 as well. But, I've heard a lot of great things about their races.

Keep up the great work!