Monday, July 29, 2013

A Discount for YOU!

Because I was selected as a Color Me Rad 5k ambassador, they were kind enough to give me a discount code to share with my readers!  This code is only good from Monday, July 29- Wednesday, July 31.  It is good for 20% off your registration and good for any location!  The code is 'radfun'

I anticipate having a great time at this race, and if you are in the Virginia Beach area, I hope you'll consider joining my team.  When you register, you are able to choose "join an existing team" and enter Color In Sanity and my last name is Morrison.

Don't forget- this code is only good tomorrow- Wednesday!

Have you done a Color Me Rad race before?  Will you take advantage of this discount?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Color Me Rad 5k

Today I found out that I am a new Color Me Rad Ambassador for the Virginia Beach race!  I'm very excited about trying out this race- it will be my third "color type" race, but my first Color Me Rad.  I've read a lot of fun, positive reviews and I am looking forward to adding my own in November!

I hope if you are local that you will consider joining me for this race!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Magic Mile Monday 7/22

8 seconds faster than last week, so I'm happy that the time is improving. I'm having pain that runs from the joint in my right big toe into my foot, so I just did the warm up, the mile and a little more speed work. I will most likely do another non-running workout later on. I'm torn between wanting to run more to meet my time goals and wanting to rest my foot so I don't end up with some kind of injury. 

Have you had this kind of pain before?  What did you do?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Getting Back on Track

Summer is always a little hard for me when it comes to paying attention to what I eat.  Our schedule is more relaxed- we tend to eat out a little more because we don't usually have to worry about getting up early for anything.  So I am joining a new DietBet to help keep me more accountable.  I had good success with the past DietBets that I have done.  I was able to pay for most of my entry into the Glass Slipper Challenge with my winnings!

If you don't know how DietBet works, it's pretty simple.  You pay the fee to join the bet (I usually stick to $25 bets) and submit a photo weigh-in and then after 4 weeks you submit a final weigh-out photo and as long as you lost 4% of your starting weight, you split the pot with anyone else who lost 4%.    There is a message board you can post on in your game and there is even a mobile app so that you can keep up with your game on the go.

If you are interested, consider joining the game I just joined:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tower of Terror 2013

I am so excited!  I was the winner of the Tower of Terror (ToT) 10 Miler entry from Life in the Twin Lane!  I was not able to participate in this race last year, it was too close to when my husband was to be coming home from his deployment.  I did enjoy reading some of the blog recaps as well as following friends who posted their experience on Facebook.

Description from the runDisney website:

Beware of the Disney villains as you set out on your thrilling The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler nighttime run along streets haunted by Disney's most frightening villains and characters! But don't be afraid! There are plenty of "not so scary" thrills for daytime runners in the Disney Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run. And that's just the start of the weekend excitement. runDisney Kids races, a nighttime Disney Villain Hollywood Bash, plenty of on course Disney entertainment, and exclusive access to select rides in Disney's Hollywood Studios make it a towering weekend of fun!

Last year the Wine and Dine 1/2 marathon was my first nighttime race.  It is definitely a different experience.  I paid closer attention to what I ate during the day and I also found it hard to try to relax- I was at Disney and wanted to play and have fun!  Saving energy was a little difficult :)  In the end, the excitement of the race carried me through and then the excitement of finishing the race carried me through the after party, which was great!

ToT has an after party as well, but this one is at one of my favorite parks- Disney's Hollywood Studios.      Some of my favorite rides will be open and I'm hoping to be able to ride a few while enjoying just finishing the 10 miler!  I have been chatting with my sister (the one who hasn't run a 1/2 marathon with me) about coming with me on this quick trip.  I told her not to worry, the race is sold out, she won't have to run :)  But I thought it would be a nice trip for us to take together- and maybe, just maybe she'll catch the running bug ;)  There are still spectator tickets available for the Villains Bash, so she will be able to experience the after party with me.  

I can't wait to see how this race compares to the other runDisney events I have participated in!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Magic Mile Monday 7/15

Confession time!  I have not done a MMM in 3 weeks. Complete fail on my part!  Honestly, things have been crazy around here. Not so crazy that I couldn't  have gotten it done, just crazy enough that I didn't  get it done. That's not good and I know it. But, I can't change the past- only the future and I refuse to dwell on what could have been, and choose to focus on now!  

So, after 3 weeks off (with the exception of a few runs over those weeks), my goal was to get my MMM in under 11:00. As you can see, I squeaked by!  So here's to looking forward and improving!

Have a great Monday!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's.......


Registration is now open for our latest cupcake virtual run!  It's hard to believe that a year ago I partnered with Run Find your Happy Pace to bring the first cupcake virtual to reality and here we are a year later!  The cupcake virtual races (and the pumpkin virtual)  have raised over $11,000 for Team in Training!  That is an amazing amount and I thank all of you that have participated or shared our events!

Now, how can you earn the latest adorable cupcake medal????

We will be following the same honor system that we've had in place for all of our virtual races.  This means that you register for our race and then run your race when you have the time.  We will have an 'official' race day of August 31, 2013.  But, you are welcome to do the race any time before or after!  You choose your distance, place, time of day, all of it!

The SuperCupcake medal will be a 2 1/2" diecut medal and the yellow will have glitter.   This is the final design for the medal, it has been approved by our medal production company.  There will be a limited quantity available for this medal, and registration will remain open until capacity is reached.  There will be updates placed on my Running in Sanity Facebook page and also the  Cupcake Virtual Runs for Charity Facebook page.

Because this is a diecut medal, it does take time to get it produced from our production company.  Medals will not be mailed until approximately August 21.  But, do not delay in registering- the only way to guarantee your spot is to register early!

To register you must have a PayPal account, and use the PayPal link to the top right of this page.  Registration will be $20 for United States participants and $25 for international participants.

All funds raised from the SuperCupcake virtual race will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Team in Training.  Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon!

If you have any questions, please email

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