Monday, June 24, 2013

Glow Bash 5k Recap

On Saturday night, I participated in the Glowbash 5k and scavenger hunt.  I was pretty certain that these fun type runs were not my thing, but this one was awesome!
Leaving the house before I had my team shirt.

It started when my friend Sally sent me the link to the groupon with a pretty sizable discount.  Before the day was done, we had a team of 6 and we called ourselves, The Glow Babes.

Before I go on, I would like to say thank you to Sally.  She has been following RWM from the very beginning and, in fact, she was one of the first to like my FB page that wasn't a friend or family member.  It thrills me that we have become friends.
Sally and I

The race took place in Bristol, RI.  I have spent very little time in this beautiful city and the same goes for most of my team.  I knew that would be a disadvantage for the scavenger hunt.

Beth, KB and I drove together and Sally, Steve and Chelsea met us there.  We all met at Agave Restaurant which is right next to the water.  It was also the start and finish.  We picked a spot on the grass and pulled out all of the cool glow stuff that Beth and Sally had bought.  Thanks guys!  We had brackets, necklaces, earrings, glasses and headbands. Where ever we could attached a glow stick we did.  It was fun and I loved the finished product.

At 8:45 they called for team captains and handed out a sheet with the clues.  That part seemed a little disorganized to me, but I guess it worked.  When they blew the horn, we were allowed to start reading the clues.
A little blurry but you get the idea.

The start

The first couple were easy to figure out.  A police station, fire house and post office but actually finding them was the tough part.  We were allowed to use our iPhones and that really saved us.  Our first stop was a historic building that was a jail.  In front of that we had to act out a scene from the Sopranos and take a pic.

I had just watched the last scene of the Sopranos on YouTube and I thought that would be easy.  Four of us pretended to sit at a booth and held up pretend menus.  First clue checked off.

From there we had to find Town Hall and take our picture in front of a statue that was in front of the building.

Most of the challenges were fun and easy, like find a ship or fire house and take your picture.  Others were a little harder.  At one we thought it was going to be a 3 legged race. Easy for us, there are 6 of us, so 3 teams, no problem right?  Wrong.  The challenge had us tie our legs together for a 7 legged race.  I had it easy, I was on the end.  Once we figured it out and made it to the orange cone, we untied ourselves and got our stamp.

We had to play air guitar in front of a music academy and write a letter to the editor by spelling out glow bash outside the newspaper office.
Playing air guitar.
In front of Destination America Cup Boat

One of the clues had us either buying and drinking a round in any pub in Bristol and proof would of been our receipt, or taking a picture in front of a judges house.  It was a fluke that we found the judges house, which saved us some time.

It was fun seeing all the other people running past us glowing.  There was tons of excitement on the streets of Bristol on Saturday.

We did not run as much as I thought we would.  I was carrying a back pack that was just a little burdensome but I was happy I had it.

The race description said you would run anywhere between 3 and 5 miles, depending on which way you went.  We backtracked just a bit and went a total distance of 3.45 miles. It took us 1:14:10.  I say not too bad for running around an unfamiliar town.
The finish!

Once we proved we figured out and accomplished all 10 clues we got our medals.  Inside Agave there was an after party where we had a few drinks and danced.  Honestly, I only recognized a handful of songs and I hated most of them.  I haven't evolved much since 1986 when it comes to music, LOL.  Despite that, I danced and had a fantastic time.
Beth and I
And then there was this.

Awards were given out to the top 3 teams and we left shortly after that.

It really was fun.  We had a great team and we looked cool all lit up. The race was well run and the course was very nice.  It would of helped if we were more familiar with the town, but the clues they gave were not too difficult to figure out.  I would most likely do this race again.

Tuesday, my son is finally finished with school.  This year went on a couple weeks too long and we are all more than ready for it to be over.  I have a few fun things planned for us that I had to jam pack into just two months of summer.  It is a crying shame if you ask me.  Poor kids!

Have you ever done a Glow run?  What did you think?  Any exciting plans for the summer?

Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole

Friday, June 21, 2013

Fun With the Alphabet

I saw this fun post at Living the Sweat Life and Mommy, Run Fast.  Although I was not officially tagged, I  thought it was fun and wanted to do it too.  So here we go.

A. Attached or Single?  Attached

B. Best Friend?  Honestly, I can't say. I have been blessed with some great friends and I would not want to be without any of them.  I can't just pick one.

C. Cake or Pie?  Without a doubt, cake!  Preferably in the form of a cupcake.

D. Day of Choice?  Saturday

E. Essential Item?  My glasses!  So blind without them it's scary.

F. Favorite color?  Purple

G. Gummy bears or worms?  Gross, neither.

H. Hometown?  Philadelphia

I. Fav Indulgence?  French fries

J. January or July?  July!  So prefer the summer.

K. Kids?  boy 7, girl 5

L. Life isn't complete without?  Well, of course Mr. RWM and the kids, but I am going to add running to that.

M. Marriage Date?  August 30, 2003

N. Number of brothers and sisters?  1 younger sister

O. Oranges or Apples?  Oranges

P. Phobias? I have a fear of big bodies of water.  It is irrational really.  I can't swim so I am guessing that is a huge part of it.

Q. Quotes?    

R. Reason to smile?  My family, friends, the sun and beach.

S. Season of choice? Summer with the Fall a close second.

T. Tag five people.  Well, since I was not tagged, I will just invite anyone who reads this to have some fun with it.  Let me know you did it so I can read it.

U. Unknown fact about me?  Hmm, this it tough because I think you know everything.  I have one tattoo, seven earrings and a lovely scar where a belly ring used to be.  LOL

V. Vegetable?  I love peppers, especially when they are grilled.

W. Worst habit?  I pick at my fingers.  Gross I know.

X. Xray or Ultrasound?  Not sure if I get the question but I relate X-rays to pain, as in broken bone. And when I think about Ultrasound, I think about hearing my kids heartbeat for the first time, which is happy.

Y. Your favorite food?  Italian

Z. Zodiac sign?  Aquarius.

So there you go!  Hope you enjoyed it and have fun with one of your own.

Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gracie Turns Five

Wow, has it really been more than a week since my last post.  Hmmm, yes, so sorry. Things were just a little crazy here and not in a good way.  Everything is looking up now though.

I have logged very little miles for the month of June, 22 to be exact.  I have 5 planned for tomorrow and on Saturday, I am running in the Glow Bash 5k in Bristol, RI.  This race is run at night so that we glow and it is also a scavenger hunt.  Friends and I have put a team together and we have named ourselves, The Glow Babes.  The description says we will run anywhere from 3 to 5 miles and that it will take up up to 2 1/2 hours to complete. Obviously, not your typical race.  If nothing else, it should prove to be a super fun time with my friends and a fun party at the end.  I am looking forward to writing up that recap for you all.

So the big news this week is my baby, Gracie, turned five!  Yes, my youngest and the youngest grandchild on both sides is now a five year old.  Seriously, how did that happen?  I don't remember feeling so teary when George turned five.  Maybe because Gracie was so little still.  She is the baby who really isn't a baby anymore.  In the fall, both kids will be in school full time and I will be alone.  Well, not really alone, but you know what I mean.

I am sure I will get used to all the "free" time but I think I will still miss her during the day. It will help that I will be in the last weeks of marathon training when they start school and I am sure, at that time, I will only have marathon on the brain anyway.

Gracie had a great birthday!  Her party was a couple weeks ago with her friends and then on Monday, just the four of celebrated with cupcakes and presents.  It was tough not having our families here, but we will be seeing everyone in a couple more weeks.

Here are just a few pics of the Big Five!

Anyone racing this weekend?  Have you ever done a Glow Bash Run?  What did you think?  

My next post will be the recap and then, after that, I will post about starting marathon training.  Holy cow, I can't believe the time is here to start training.  I am excited but also terrified.  Pretty cool, right?

Oh and just because, here are my new kicks!  I ordered from Road Runner Sports.  They were recommend to me from a reader, thank you!  They had my shoes priced at $85!  I became a VIP member for just $1.99 so that got me free shipping.  I ordered on Sunday and had them on Tuesday.  Can't go wrong with that!

They are Asics GT-2000's.  I was fitted for them last year, actually that model was the 2160's but I love this new model and have not looked back.

Just going to spice them up with some pink laces and a Shubeez and I will be good to go!

Enjoy your day everyone!

Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Run With Connie

I met my friend Connie on FaceBook. That's right, isn't that how we all make new friends now?

She had commented on the C25K FB page about it raining in Rhode Island and not getting a run in.  I commented back, "Hello fellow Rhode Islander".  And that was that.

We do not see each other much but we talk frequently.  I met her for the first time here and then we also met for dinner once.  Yesterday, she came to my town for a run.

Connie is training for her first 10k.  She is not running in an official race, it is just a personal goal that she has.  Her training for todays run called for 5 miles.

I really wanted to do this run earlier in the day but the kids and I had a conflict which meant Connie did not arrive until a little before 1 in the afternoon.  It was 80.

We hugged and I introduced her to my family.  She gave me a wonderful gift and I can't wait to wear it!
Awesome, right?

This is the bottom of the shirt. It says, Anything is Possible.

We stretched, chatted about our route and headed out a little after 1.  Right away, the conversation began.  The more I run with people, the more I dislike running alone.  I was so happy to have someone for these five hot miles with.

Before our run, I told Connie that this was her run and I am just along for the ride. Whatever pace she wanted to run was fine with me. Just do what you do and I will follow suit.  I was a little afraid I would hold her back, but I usually feel that way with everyone I run with.

Mile one was good.  We found our pace easily.  We ran on a road that I almost always run on which is very pleasant.  Normally, very little traffic.  At 1:15 in the afternoon, on a hot day, running on a road that leads to the beach, there was a lot of traffic.  This threw me off a little. It was loud when cars passed us and it was hard to hear.  I will have to remember this when I want to head out in the afternoons during the summer.

In mile two, I was still feeling good but both of us started to feel the heat.  In mile three, I wasn't sure I would make it but Connie was running strong.  My left calf was very tight and I needed to stop and stretch it. I hated that Connie stopped too.  Once I was ready to go, she suggested we walk a bit, and we did, but I still felt horrible for that.  It was hot and I am sure the walk was good for both of us, but I couldn't help but think if she wasn't with me, she would not of stopped.

From the beginning, Connie said time was not an issue, she just wanted to finish.  On a hot day like this, that was the best I could do.

Mile three, for me, was my worst mile but according to my GPS, mile four was my slowest.  I actually remember starting to feel better in this mile and thought that was strange.

Mile five was great!  I was thrilled that we were almost finished and proud that we did not quit.  We survived a very tough run and part of that is the fact that our bodies are just not used to the heat yet.  It will get better and, I am sure, we will run mostly in the mornings.

We cooled down with a quick walk and then headed back to my house. It was heaven walking into the air condition.  We stretched and I grab us an iced tea and we sat on the deck with Mr. RWM while the kids played.  It was wonderful.
Hot and sweaty, but done!

Once Connie left, we had a little snack and then the four of us went for a bike ride. Gracie got this very cool gift for her birthday and we just had to try it out.  The kids took turns using it and it worked really well.
Chalk that attaches to your bike and draws while you ride.


Avg Pace

As you can see, it took me 6 seconds to hit stop on my Garmin.  No big deal though. Just happy to run with my friend.  We got each other to the finish by encouraging each other and by the great conversation.  That works every time!  I have no doubt that Connie could of made the full 6.2 today.

It really was a great day!  Connie's 10k is in another two weeks and I know she will have no trouble finishing it.  I only wish I could be there with her.  I look forward to our next run together but we will head out on a cooler day for sure!

Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Nine Monks, The Charles and Me

I have to start by saying, I don't know if you believe in God or not.  If you go to church on a regular basis or not and honestly, it makes no difference to me.  I wrote about my weekend because this is what my blog is about, my family, my running journey.  I am happy you are here with me and even if this is not your cup of tea, I hope you still enjoy it.  Thank you for reading!  Oh, and this is a long one!

I spent this past weekend in Boston.

I serve on the Vestry of my church and this was our retreat weekend.  We do it once a year.  As a newer member of the Vestry, this was my first time.  Our group included the Vestry members, our Rector and our parish administrator.

I was not really sure what to expect even though others told me a little about their past experience. They talked a lot about silence.  They said that there would be no talking for almost every meal.  Honestly, I wasn't sure if I would like it.  I had a vision in my head based on what other people said and it just didn't sound like me.  Boy, was my vision wrong.

We drove to Cambridge, MA to the Friends of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, a Monastery.  Yes, I lived in a Monastery for a weekend.  Did you know you could do that?  I sure didn't.

When we arrived, we were given a quick tour and then shown to our rooms.  Mine was on the first floor.  It had a single bed, chair, desk with chair, small dresser and my own sink.  I had to leave the room for the main bathroom and share it with one of the other ladies I was with.  

My room looked out into a garden and across the road was the Charles River.
View from my room.

My cozy quarters.

Once we freshened up from our drive, a few of us met and headed out for a little walk with a stop at Dunkin Donuts.  I do not know the Vestry members well.  Like I said earlier, I am new to working with them. The thing that I really hoped for this weekend was that we would have time to talk.  I wanted to leave the Monastery feeling a little closer to each of them.  This stop at Dunkin was the start of that.

So, on a retreat, we live in the Brothers guesthouse.  We worship with them, eat some meals with them and as a group, we met with our retreat director, Brother David and with him we discussed and reflected on the meaning of humility.
Our schedule

We planned to talk about what it means to us, what it means in the Christian community, how Jesus modeled it, taught it and urged his disciples to seek it.  We also talked about how humility, in todays world has gotten "bad press" because it can be associated with, complacency and unquestioning submission to those in authority.  It was all very fascinating.

At 6pm, the night of our arrival, we had our first worship service, called evening prayer.  It only lasted about 20 minutes, but it was beautiful.  We sang a hymn and recited Psalms.  I mostly just followed along just trying to figure out how they do things.  From there, we walked to the dining room for our first meal together.

We lined up in a sort of half circle and Brother Geoffrey told us what we would be eating for dinner and then we said a prayer.  It was a chicken noodle soup that just smelled wonderful.  There was also a nice salad and bread.  All the food was made there by the Brothers.  All the vegetables were from their own garden and the bread was also homemade.  Everything was so fresh and delicious.

When we got our food, we sat in any seat we wanted.  No talking, however Brother Jonathan read to us.  This, at first, sounded weird to me.  No one has read to me in a very long time.  Think about it. Most of us read each night to a small person and it probably consists of Princesses and Ninjas. 

I sat down, started to eat the most delicious chicken noodle soup I have ever tasted and by the time Brother Jonathan was finished reading the first page, I was hooked.  I ate in silence, I listened and I even had seconds.  The book was about a man on a pilgrimage.  He was hiking, I think through Mexico.  At this point in the book, his feet were full of blisters and he had a terrible pain in his leg.  This I understood, LOL.  He talked about the stars and some flowers he saw along the way that reminded him of his mother.  It was lovely.

Once we were all finished, we stood, said a few words of thanks and we bused our own plates.  The next thing on the agenda, was our first meeting with Brother David.

We met in the Common Room.  He wanted to learn a little about each of us, so after a round of introductions we got started on our discussion.

I am more of a listener and it seems the more quiet one of the group.  I am ok with this, but I am not sure if people are waiting for me to say something and that can make me uncomfortable.  We left with a booklet that he asked us to read and we were going to discuss it the next day.  This lasted a little over an hour.

The last thing on our agenda was called Compline.  This also takes place in the Chapel.  I was more comfortable with the book and hymnal this time and was able to follow along and take part.  It was a very peaceful experience.  Then it was bed time.  Day one was over.

Morning prayer was listed as optional.  I wanted to do it, but I really wanted to run also.  I set the alarm for 5:50am.  I have not gotten up this early since training for Nike.  For some reason, I was up 15 minutes before the alarm went off!  I had plenty of time to get ready for morning prayer, but I decided to run.  I got dressed and ate a little something and headed out the door.

It was a beautiful morning.  The sun was shining and I was standing in front of the Charles River.  While crossing the street, two runners passed by.  I knew I would enjoy running here!

I chose to go left, which was towards Harvard.  I planned to stay along the river and was just a little afraid of getting lost.  

A woman was running in front of me with her blond hair in a braid.  She was not running much faster than me, so I decided to follow her.  My gut told me she was staying along the river.  

Mile one was nice.  I felt good but by the time I was in mile two, the sun was in front of me.  It was slowly getting hot.  

I stayed behind Blond Braid, and was enjoying the fact that there were so many runners out, however, only two of them said hi back to me.  This bummed me out a bit.  I wanted to yell, "Hey, I am staying in a Monastery!  I am eating my meals in silence!!!  How hard is it to say hi, or just wave?"

One of the cool things about running along the Charles, was watching the people who were rowing.  Believe it or not, I have not seen this in person before.  I know that this sport is hard work and I wish I had that kind of strength in my arms.

I was still behind Blond Braid and now, on the opposite side of the river, I saw the famous Citgo sign near Fenway Park.  My first thought was not of the Red Sox.  It was of my beloved Phillies who got a beating there just the night before.  It was not my first time seeing the sign, but cool all the same.

Just a couple more minutes and I hit 2 1/2 miles.  I silently said farewell to Blond Braid, stopped to drink and take a few pics.  

I pretty much stayed straight but I did cross a couple streets and there was a twist or two. The first couple minutes of my return, I repeated to myself, "please don't get lost, please don't get lost."  Silly?  Yes, very.

While running, I was able to think about my weekend and what I wanted to learn from this experience, I thought about my family and my friends.  My friends who run and those who ran the Boston Marathon.  I wondered which of these runners that I was passing was there on that day in April.  Did they get to finish or were they stopped short.  Was their family waiting for them at the finish and were their loved ones OK.  I prayed that they all were.

Friends, it was hot by this point.  It was 6:30 in the morning and I was dripping.  At about the four mile mark, I had hit some shade.  I slowed to a walk while I drank some water because I just wanted to stay in the shade for a minute.  After that, I ran happily back to the Monastery.  At this point, I hit the, "I feel so good, I can run forever" mode and was sorry that I had to stop.  I was a little unsure of the day's schedule but knew I needed to get back and shower.  

I walked in and saw some of my group and was informed that 7:45 was Eucharist.  I had 40 minutes.  I grabbed my stuff and showered immediately.  I was hot and stayed hot in the shower.  I turned the water to cool at the very end but I did not have time to just stay there.  I toweled off but I was still sweating, it was gross.  I got dressed and my clothes were sticking to me.  Back in my room I turned the air up and stood in front of it for a minute.  I tried to put on a little makeup.  My face was bright red.  Makeup was not working, as I was still literally, sweating.  

On a normal day, I would sit and cool down.  Shower and move on with my day.  I had no cool down period and my rushing around was not helping matters.  I skipped the makeup but still had to dry my hair.  Cool air was getting me no where, so I turned on some heat.  Ugh, it was awful.  I gave up.  I headed to the Chapel, sweating, my clothes sticking to me, red faced and my hair only half dry.  I am sure I looked better walking in from my run.  LOL

Despite all that, I was happy.  I was still coming down from my runners high and I was sitting in a beautiful Chapel.  This service was my favorite of the weekend.  I enjoyed the songs and the sermon.  I would say there were about 25 people who attended this service.  I loved that they had us circle around the alter to receive communion.  I was very content.  Well, content and hot.

I found breakfast and coffee after that and then it was time for our next session with Brother David.  I read the pamphlet but again, I stayed pretty quiet during the discussion.  I enjoyed hearing everyones thoughts but I had a hard time putting my thoughts together.  So I just listened.

After that, I went for a walk, got a little lost, found a D and D and got an iced tea.  When I headed back to the Monastery, I saw a few from my group sitting and talking on a bench in front of the river.  I joined them and we talked until it was time for Noonday Prayer and lunch.

Are you thinking, "That's a lot of praying!"  Well, it is, but is was really a nice experience.  Here is how they describe the retreat on their web site:

Taking time away from the demands of everyday life, to be quiet, to pray, to worship, to read, rest, and relax, allows us to refocus our lives on what is most important to us. Some people come on retreat at moments of transition, when they feel the need for particular discernment. Others come on retreat simply to refresh and renew their spirit. Our relationship with God, like all relationships, needs attention and care to grow. Times of retreat allow us to turn our whole selves to the love of God, to listen and be attentive to the voice of God. Many people experience retreats as times when God seems particularly near.

Doesn't that sound like something we all need every so often?

After lunch, I napped.  We had one more discussion, more prayer, supper and then my group went out for a drink and dessert.  This is a time I really cherished.  We had a great conversation and tons of  laughing.  This is what I was really looking forward to and it did not disappoint.  It really is a great group of people and I am happy to be able to serve with them.

When I woke up Sunday morning, I was sorry I only packed one running outfit.  It's gross, but I actually took a look at what I had worn the day before to see if I could get away with it.  I couldn't, the bra, shirt and socks were still damp. Way to gross so I got dressed and went to morning prayer instead.

I was happy I did that.  It set the tone for the day which was calm and peaceful.

I can honestly say that I did everything that I wanted to this weekend.  I prayed, relaxed, read, worshiped, ran, got to know my friends better, met a few new people and realize that Monks are people too.  Brother David said they learn as much from us as we learn from them.  I am not so sure it is that equal but I did enjoy talking with them and look forward to going back next year.

Our last day was nice.  Mass at 9, final session with Br. David, noonday prayer, lunch and then departure.

I have to say that I participated in this last discussion more than the ones before.  It was more of a free discussion about our weekend and what we would take away.  I am pretty sure, Br. David was happy I spoke.  LOL

My thoughts about what I was going to do this weekend were completely wrong.  There was more talking than I expected and when there was silence, it did not bother me as much as I was sure it would.  There was also more free time from what I had initially thought. It makes sense though.  Br. David kept saying how this was our retreat.  There was a schedule but some of it was optional and there was plenty of free time built in.  

Before we left, we had to change our sheets and towels and leave the room just the way we found it.  There is something humbling in that as I am a hotel kind of girl who is happy to leave with my towels piled up on the floor and the bed unmade.  This was clearly no hotel and that my friends, was a good thing.

Mr. RWM and the kids picked me up at our meeting spot and I was so happy to see them.  As wonderful as my weekend was, there is nothing like coming home to their smiles and hugs.  

I have now spent 24 hours writing this post and I still feel that what I actually experienced in my heart, mind and spirit are not coming across the right way.  I am not sure what else to say or what words would work.  So I will just tell you that I feel closer to those that I work with.  I feel more grateful for my family and friends, something we can sometimes take advantage of.  I am thankful that I can run and I can do so and make a difference in others lives whether it is by raising money or just by motivating you to get up and go.  I am happy that I learned something new.  I started this weekend without a clue about what a monks real life was like.  I encourage you to read and learn more about it too.

Again, thank you for reading, my friends.

Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole

Monday, June 3, 2013

So You Want To Be a Spartan?

OK, I am really excited about this giveaway!

The people from the Spartan Race series have contacted me and wanted to know if I would want to give a free race to one of my readers.

Umm, yes!!!!

Now, I have to admit that I don't think I am much of a run through the mud and fire kind of girl, but as a great friend reminded me today, "let's take the never off the table", so maybe after marathon training and running 26.2 miles...

I am pretty sure that a few of my readers are going to be all over this, but for those of you who know nothing about it, here is there site.

And this is what they say about their race:

Spartan Race is on a mission to get you active, healthy, excited about change, and return to our ancient roots where running through woods, getting dirty, and facing adversity was part of everyday life. Our events are all about challenging today’s perception of normal.

Our events challenge the familiar, today’s perception of normal living and getting you out of your comfort zone! At Spartan Race, we do this everyday and it shapes everything we do.

Having experienced many different racing events, we wanted to make adventure racing more accessible to everyone, but do not be fooled by the word ‘accessible’, as our events have a challenge for everyone’s needs.

Spartan Race now introduces a level for everyone beginning with the entry level Spartan Sprint, intermediate level Super Spartan, the advanced Spartan Beast, and the ‘99.9% need not apply’ extreme level Death Race. 

Whatever your level, Spartan Race will test your strength, stamina, and sense of humor.

Cool, right?  I love the last sentence.

Ok, so this is how it will work.  I added rafflecoper at the bottom of this post.  You will be entered by doing one or all of the things listed below.  Keep in mind, that you can tweet it everyday which will increase your chance to win!  When I pick the winner, I will send you a code that you will use when you register for any open heat in any Spartan Race in the continental US, and your race will be FREE!  It is a one time use though so you can't share it with your friends.

For those of you who can't wait or want to do it but didn't win, here is a 15% off that you can use.  A big Thank You to the folks at Spartan Race!

Good luck my friends!

Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole

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