Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Winning streak.

My life has definitely been more of a trail run, in that i have continual highs and lows that balance out in the end, but it is never "flat &boring."  Thats why i usually stick out the bad luck sections, because i know that eventually a string of good luck will follow (although sadly, that will lead to another string of bad luck.) Having just come off of a bad luck streak (tree branch fell on car, dog got sick, weather has been not stop stupid) I can gladly say i have just entered a streak of good luck!

First, i got to go to an awesome olympics brunch at 5am to watch the women's marathon with all these awesome ladies!
Kate, Maggie, Amanda, Amanda, Susan
Me, Kelly, Nicole

Because Kelly is the hostess with the mostest, she even arranged a prediction game for the marathon - which i won!  I got a $5 gift card to Play it again sports!  SO awesome!  I also got to stuff my face with all kinds of amazing treats, which is always winning in my book.

Then after i had just been talking about how i am over budget for my 2012 races, I won a giveaway through Maggie's blog to run Fort 2 Base next month!!  So pumped!  I wanted to run this race so bad, but just couldn't justify spending any more money on races this year.  You have to check out this race - they have the best shirt i have ever seen!  And it perfectly fits into my training schedule.  It's the little joys in life.

THEN this morning, i got an email from Kelly, informing me i had won her raffle for Pro compression socks!  I can't tell you how much i love these babies, and i had to physically restrain myself to keep from ordering more through the latest schwaggle deal!  So glad i get them anyway - a sure sign that compression socks and i were meant to be together <3.  Seriously, donate to the charity raffles - even if you don't win, you are still winning because you are racking up good karma points.

And, on Sunday, i don't know how, but i guilted convinced Matt to take me to see Moonrise Kingdom this past weekend. It was awesome- i am a Wes Anderson junkie, and i am still in awe that he went to see it with me, because he hates all the Wes Anderson movies.

And lastly, has anyone looked at the weather this week?
Those are 7's.  And they are not being preceded by 9's!

To be honest, this is about as much as a girl could hope for.  I doubt my streak of good luck will go beyond this, but in my opinion, this is pretty damn good.  Lets hope another bad streak doesn't com knocking on my door any time soon!

Sending out my good luck vibes to all of you!

27 comments:

  1. I just checked the weather before I read your post and I was super excited to see the high on Saturday is 75! Yes! The weather is welcoming me back into half marathon training.

    Also, in response to your comment about it now being your personal mission to get me to like bloody marys, I don't know why we haven't ever hung out. I like to drink. You like to drink. What else do we need :-)

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    1. I also don't like bloody marys. Can I join this drinking club?

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    2. I'm thinking weekend runs followed by bloody marys? (and maybe mimosas for those who will never be swayed, haha)

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    3. Yes! Where/when are you running this weekend??

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    4. I have a gruesome 15-17 mile run on Saturday, but normally do a nice recovery run on Sundays, of varying distance and location! (to be determined based on how sleepy i am after waking up super early for the mens marathon, haha)

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  2. First congrats on all the winning!! Go Sara!! Play the lottery now!!

    And yes, I thought the SAME THING when I saw the weather...I immediately scanned to Saturday for my long run and smiled!! Haha!

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    1. I am SO looking forward to a saturday where i am not curled up half dead from dehydration all day. Maybe i will actually do things!

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  3. Sounds like a fun brunch. On Sunday, I went for my long run while I recorded the women's marathon. I watched it at 9am. I was hoping that Shalene would hold on and medal, but alas it was not to be. Also, was very disappointed that Desiree Davila was injured. I thought she would be our best shot at a medal. Oh well, maybe the U.S. men will pull off a miracle on Sunday. That fort2base sounds really cool. However, it might be a bit too close to the Chicago Marathon for me to consider. Thanks for reminding me that I need to go out and see "Moonrise Kingdom". Wes Anderson films are always entertaining. Can't think of a bad one. Please keep your lucky streak going into October, because I love those mild temps!

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    1. Yeah, i was so bummed about Desi, but i had a hunch...i mean, she has her whole career ahead of her, and its not worth it to do permanent damage...Maybe in Rio?

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  4. yes...the weather is simply beautiful here too this week...LOVE! And totally LOVE Compression socks...just wore a pair this AM while running...it was kind of warm but my legs felt great....I know it was the socks that made the difference. ;-)

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    1. Yeah, i have been staring longingly at my compression socks, waiting for it to get down below 70 degrees so i can wear them again!

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  5. I agree that any time you can stuff your face with delicious food and not have to cook it yourself = winning. This break in weather is a-mazing. I am loving it.

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    1. i love that our concept of winning is eating. Thats why we are so awesome!

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  6. Now that's a kick butt streak! I'm hoping to get up early Sunday for the men's marathon as well :) I'm hoping to score some Mizunos from their project they're running, but we'll see!

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    1. Me too! I think they are doing selections for the "be" shoes this month....fingers crossed for both of us!!

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  7. about time you got a break on the weather......now get out there and RUN!!!!!

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    1. Seriously! Hopefully this cool fronts makes its way over to you next!

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  8. I suppose if I had to lose those giveaways, I am glad I lost to you!

    My husband is OBSESSED with Wes Anderson and is trying to get me to see Moonrise Kingdom. I do enjoy WA films, but I wasn't sure about a bunch of kids running around. Might have to check it out!

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    1. I loved it, but some people have accused me of having an eccentric sense of humor!

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  9. Yes! That is a kickass stream of luck! :) I loved the Fort2Base race last year. I am excited to hear what you think about it. I hope you guys have a blogger meetup after so I can crash it if I'm around :)

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    1. YES! I forgot that was in your neighborhood!

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  11. You should play the lottery! And then when you win, you should give me some $$ for suggesting the idea :) yay for lucky streaks!

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    1. I was thinking that, or a weekend trip to vegas, haha!

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  12. Awesome! I love it when karma swings in the proper direction! It was so nice meeting you on Sunday. I wish we had more time to talk but the race was (as always) a priority! LOL!

    Keep the good luck rolling!!

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    1. I feel like early AM drinking and watching of superior runners should become a monthly thing.....i had so much fun!!

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  13. I am glad your luck has turned around and we will have good weather this weekend! Also I'm glad more people I know will be at fort 2 base!

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