Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rev up your engines!!!

So Sunday was not just your ordinary race, it was 13.1 miles around the Talladega SuperSpeedway in Talladega, Alabama. YAY for NASCAR!

I have ran this race a couple of times and it's really one of my all-time faves. For starters, we start on the track. Yep that's right. On the track! We run a couple of miles around and then we are taken out towards the parking lots where we run approximately 6 miles and then led into the grandstands!

Running through the grandstands where all of the spectators sit and watch the races gives it a whole new perspective. Supercool!

From the grandstands we are led around the track and then back onto pit row for the FINISH! We finish where the NASCAR drivers come in for pit stops! I love this race! I even spotted Olympian, Bill Rogers!

The post race party is always excellent and just what you would expect from a Bama race, live music, lots of beer and great BBQ.

As always, I had lots of friends and family to run with which makes my hobby so much more fun!
Already putting Talladega Half on my calendar for next year... It's Dega Baby!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Color Run comes to town!

Me in Color!
#thosealabamgirls Atlanta
How excited was I after running The Color Run in Atlanta to find out that it was coming to my hometown! #thosealabamagirls could not wait!!!
 My kiddos all in white
At the beginning of this race they ask you to wear all white and then throughout the run they COVER you with color! It was really fun than I could handle! And so I registered for the Birmingham Color Run the day the registration opened!
 My Alyssa. :)
 Fun with each of my kids
 Me, B and Diane colored!
My kiddos ran this one too which fun watching them become an absolute mess! Again, we started out "white" but it was flooding that day and we quickly became a soaking soppy disaster... Soooo fun! #thosealabamagirls all showed up (most of us with our kids) and of course took lots of pics! ;)

More gal pals before the run
This is a race where there is no time clock, no chip times, no mile markers..only fun! The vibe is fantastic, loud and colorful, rain or shine! We will definitely put The Color Run on our list of "Must Do" local 5ks every year!
Now it's time to go and get cleaned up. Maybe... :)

First of all. Let me just explain....

First of all let me just explain who this crazy girl is with me in my background! (I'm on the left, she's on the right.) Some folks like to call her B, some call her BDisneyTravelPlannerSmith, some call her IplanDisney but I call her sis! We've ran almost all of our Disney runs together so you may see her in some of my runDisney pics. :)

This fabulous photo is really one of my all-time faves and really just sums us up! We spent most of our childhood vacations at Walt Disney World, bring our own kids here and now run through the parks like crazy people! -GoofyChallenge2011