Monday, January 31, 2011

DC Auto Show

Here's my photos from the 2011 Washington Auto Show

DC Auto Show 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

And it's official

Had our first Pacers Ambassadors meeting tonight. Got the official shirts that I will wear all year and some swag for the amount of races I ran with Pacers last year.

Short sleeve tech tee
Long sleeve tech tee

Awesome awesome, and all free of charge (minus the race entry fees). Oh, and the first races of the 2011 series is in less than 2 weeks!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Busy weekend in store

Tonight: Possibly celebrating Bobby's birthday
Tomorrow: Going to the Washington Auto Show with my boss and her family
Tomorrow night: rare night time shenanigans with the gang in Arlington
Sunday: Induction into the Pacers Ambassadors Program and picking up my reward swag for the 2010 race series.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

an outfit

I wore this last weekend

Friday, January 21, 2011

Gotta love VW

So my GTI finally hit the one year mark a few weeks ago. Then this week I took her in for the 10,000 mile service (first service since I've had the car no less,) back to the dealer I go her from. I must say it's nice that something that probably would've cost me around a $100 more was free....with a state inspection and wash/vacuum to boot. I had been taking my previous GTI there for service since I moved it back here, and while it was great service then...I can tell I get some perks since the current one actually came from there!

Thanks Alexandria VW!

PS the actual 10K service is a part of VW's Carefree Maintenance program.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The 2011 Race far.

By request here's my slate of races so far this year:

2/13 Love the One You're With 5K

3/12 Four Courts Four

4/1 Crystal Run 5K Fridays

4/8 Crystal Run 5K Fridays

4/10 GW Parkway Classic (5K)

4/15 Crystal Run 5K Fridays

4/22 Crystal Run 5K Fridays

4/29 Crystal Run 5K Fridays

4/30 Earth Day 5K

Gonna be a bit busy. Will probably doing some race volunteer work in-between these as a part of the Pacers Ambassador program I mentioned earlier this week, as well.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2011 Pacers Ambassador!

Excerpt from a very glorious email I received today:


On behalf of Pacers Running Stores and Pacers Events, I would like to invite you to join our 2011 Pacers Ambassador class. We were only able to accept 30 percent of the applications received and congratulate you on making the cut!"

What is this program you ask? From the website:

"Pacers Ambassadors are a tight-knit community of runners, walkers, and triathletes who participate in area runs and races, volunteer their time at events, engage their community, and embody the Pacers lifestyle and culture. They are standout leaders and role models in their communities, are dedicated to their sports, and are passionate about representing Pacers Running Stores and Pacers Events.

A selected group of athletes will be outfitted in technical Pacers gear and will appear at Pacers races as well as other local and national races. The program runs from February 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012.

They are a friendly group, so say “hi” if you see them at your next 5K or marathon."

So, I'm very stoked I got selected to the program and am looking forward to using my love of running in ways beyond the pavement by meeting new people, helping out, and sprinting through 2k11! Now let's see if my legs can keep up with me this year!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Saints are out...

Well, as the whole football world knows, my Saints are out of the playoffs. Why the quick exit? I actually believe they had too many key players out to injury...that, and the Seahawks just seemed to want it more. Nevertheless, I'm proud of the team...people talk about the Super Bowl hangover, but they had a winning season and made it into the playoffs! So, now the jersey go back in the closet and I now focus my energy on rooting for the team right up BW Parkway...go Ravens!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Let's go Caps!

Love those Sportscenter commercials, here's a new one featuring the Washington Caps:

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fairfax Four Miler

Not the best finish time in the world (being that I slow down my running this time of year due to the weather); but an enjoyable 4 mile run was had nonetheless. Race got a bit too dark in spots for my liking, but luckily that was a somewhat rare occurrence. Oh, and another hilly race through George Mason University (raced there back in July).

Anyways here's the stats

Place: 754 out of 1291 (very close to my bib number, haha)
Time: 39:06

10 minute mile? Yuck! Though in my defense, one of my shoes untied a mile into the race so I had to "pull over to the shoulder" rip off my gloves and fix it. I did double knot them before I started, but couldn't stand the laces flipping around loose down there. If that hadn't have happened, I'd probably be around 38:00 to 38:30. :P

It was a good run...

So after my first 3 years back in DC, the Saints will not be travelling up this way next season. All the more reason to make my way down to the Superdome for a home game!

Home- NFC South, Bears, Lions, Giants, Texans, Colts

Away- NFC South, Packers, Vikings, Rams, Jaguars, Titans