I really wanted to title this post: #Ds40By40 – August Update, to go along with last month’s post titled #Ds40By40 – My New 40th Birthday Goal.
But, I am so ready to turn forty now.
I just want to get it over with.
Both my parents didn’t get grey hairs until they turned fifty.
I am the queen of screaming “LIFE IS NEVER FAIR SO GET OVER IT” but that silver hair came as a complete shock to me. I was with my two youngest children at the time and I picked through my hair thinking it was like a piece of string or something (because it was so shiny!) that was on my head that I couldn’t remove. It probably took me a good minute to realize that it was really a silver hair.
My poor daughter got caught first to look at it and being only six, she really didn’t know what a grey/silver hair looked like. <Big sigh.> Just like out of a movie, I ran up to her and bowed low to ask “Sweetie, sweetie! Do you see the grey hair on my head?”
In her precious wisdom, and because I don’t think she really knew what I really meant to look for at the time (even though her father has A TON,) she said, “No mommy.”
Children are precious.
I told all my friends, who had very little sympathy for me as I expected, and I plan on owning my silver hair look – for now – as it comes out. Both my parents own(ed) theirs and I remember my mom looked so beautiful when she passed away, grey hairs and all.
But I digress.
Back to my Running Goals Update…
As of July 31, 2016, I have run a total of 35-runs over 4-miles. I ran one ten-mile run in July, and 10-separate runs at 4-miles or more.
My word is Intentional for the year. I am making these days count including being intentional about my running distances.
I earned a $40 off coupon from Under Armour (photo shown above) just by using their Map My Run App. Of course I used the coupon already, and bought some really sweet Star Wars shirts for me and the hubby.
The first one I chose was the storm trooper one, and I wore it when I ran the 10K to earn the Storm Trooper Medal from Full Medal Runs.
That medal was to celebrate May 4th (you know, May the Fourth be with you) and I just had to have it because it was so cool – even though I’m a REBEL through and through.
I bought a shirt for myself and my husband that state “May the Force Be With You” from Under Armour as well. We both wear our shirts with pride and I might be wearing mine at the Star Wars Run in Disneyland in January. I haven’t quite decided yet, but that will be another post!
Stay tuned for more “virtual race” posts about the various sites I’ve purchased medals to celebrate my love of running. I’m a medal junkie now, so I am not in short supply to post about my medals and experiences.
I am giving a big nod to Full Medal Runs for their beautiful medals. They have emails to let you know when the medal has shipped, and I have signed up for the “Are you Rouge” virtual 10K that takes place between August 1 – November 30, 2016. I’ve already received the medal and plan to run the distance this week!
Have a great week and I hope you can get some outdoor time this month!