Tuesday, February 19, 2013

RunFlix Video of Five Points of Life Half Marathon 2013

RunFlix did the videography for the Five Points of Life Half Marathon that I ran Sunday. They asked me if they could use footage of me for their promotional video. Of course I said yes and here is the finished product! They went through all of the footage and picked out the shots of me for my own personal video.  I'm in the bright orange top with the white sides and black headband. My roommate is in the pink jacket. We're in a lot of the footage but really start popping up around the 3:15 mark. Check it out :)

The only thing I'd change about the video is to add in some mile markers.  They may be able to do it if you request it, I'm not sure.  I think I'll be able to do it myself once I get the DVD in the mail. When you order a video you can choose wether to have it set to inspirational music, rock music or no music at all.  I chose the inspirational because I figured I could always mute it and set it to my own music through iMovie on my Mac :) I'm really pleased with the video.  I've done some other larger races and none of them had the option for a full video like this...only clips of crossing the finish line and they're usually so much more expensive.  This is an awesome video at a really great price! 

So if you see RunFlix at one of your races I recommend checking them out.  www.runflix.com

**I did not receive any compensation for this and all opinions are my own :)

I will post a more detailed race re-cap a bit later so be on the look out.  Just know it was a great race and I'm ready for Princess this weekend!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Race Weekend is Here!

And so starts operation run 2 Half Marathons in 8 days!  I’ve successfully completed 2 Disney halfs in the past few months but tomorrow will be my first non-disney long distance race.  I’m both excited and nervous.  I know Disney is always over the top so I’m expecting tomorrow to be more difficult with less water stops and entertainment along the way.  I also feel like the Five Points of Life half is going to attract more serious runners.  It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and start off too fast and burn out very quickly. I’m going to try very hard to make it a mental game and stay at a pace comfortable for me.  I’m going to go at a slower pace than usual as the Princess Half is next weekend.  Yes I just started running in May and yes I’m running 2 half marathons in 8 days.  What can I say?  I’m addicted hahahah. Even though tomorrow is not a Disney race I’m still looking forward to running with BOTH of my roommates and a few friends from church.  Running is so much more enjoyable when you can do it with people you love :)
Cold temps for tomorrow

I went to the expo today to pick-up my race packet for me.  Expos are one of my favorite parts of race weekends.  I mean who doesn’t like free stuff?!  They had a lot of warm gear out to buy as tomorrow is expected to be pretty cold for Florida.  We’ve been in the 70s and now all of a sudden the forecast for this weekend is in the 30s! Yikes!  I’ve only ran one cold race before and it was only a 10K so we’ll see how this goes.  And Princess weekend is supposed to be in the 80s ugh. 

Warm temps for Princess
I’m going from cold to really warm in a matter of days…no wonder I’ve been sick.  It’s actually my first cold since I’ve started running so I can’t complain too much.  It’s just not good timing as I’m feeling sickly and have 2 long distance races to conquer.   Yesterday, I stayed home sick from clinic because I was feeling lethargic and congested.  I pretty much slept all day with a little Disney blog stalking of course. I really want to go to the Princess Half Meetup!  I haven’t been before and it looks like so much fun from all of the blogs I’ve been reading :) Today I’m doing better and starting to feel like I’m on the mend but I can tell I’m not 100%.  I’m praying tomorrow I feel even better and am able to run easily.  I’ll keep you updated…