“Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun and baby when it’s love, if it’s not rough it isn’t fun.”-Lady Gaga
Friday hump day! Ok ok, so technically today is my Friday and I don’t mean to brag but I’m too excited about life right now…for two reasons. Reason numero uno? VEGAS IS TOMORROW! It’s going to be 85 degrees with zero percent chance of clouds the entire time we’re there. Goodbye not-so-sunny and kinda-chilly Philadelphia and helllllo beautiful summer weather. My bags have been packed since Sun…errr…Monday night. I managed to fit everything into a carry on (I’ve become a pro at this between NYC, Miami, and business trips), including several pairs of heels, a plethora of sequins and leather, and lots of neon bathing suits. I hope my body is ready for the next few days, because my mind sure is!
Oh and let’s not forgot the second reason I’m so high on life right now. Y’all know I’ve been having all these guilty feelings about not running Broad Street this year since I’ll be in Sin City. Well, I decided yesterday that I needed to find a race. Like absolutely, positively, 100% needed to register for a race. I knew that there was no way I’d be able to whole-heartedly enjoy all the celebrations, when in the back of my head I felt so guilty for not running with ACS. I searched and searched and searched and finally found the most perfect race. Originally, I wanted to register with ACS again and run the Chicago Half Marathon in September. But considering it fell on my sister’s 21st birthday weekend, I knew I couldn’t possibly swing that. I kept looking, almost feeling hopeless that 2014 would be the year that I contributed nothing and ran for no one.
But low and behold…NASHVILLE! A few clicks later and I officially registered for the Nashville Half Marathon with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It couldn’t be more perfect. There’s no way to describe the rush that registering for a race gives me. It’s almost sick. I was on cloud 9 all day, daydreaming about 13.1 miles of sights, smiles, and sweat. Plus, knowing my legs would be pounding pavement through months of training and then in a city that I’ve never experienced before made it even better. Here’s the link to my fundraising page. I have until December 8th to raise $1000. Let’s see if I can beat my last half marathon time (1:54:47) and my last fundracing donation ($877).