Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Running on Roctane

Guess who's now a track coach?

And if you guessed me, thanks but you're giving me too much credit. Mr. Speedy McSpeederson, otherwise known as Mark, has joined the coaching ranks at the middle school where he teaches. He'll be specializing in the "longer" distances - aka the 800.

It doesn't really matter much to you - or me, for that matter. I'm definitely not going to let him coach me. It only affects me inasmuch that I now have the lovely responsibility of going home at lunch to take out Denali. While it could be a bit cumbersome for many, I live close to work and it's nice to get out of the office for a half-hour (and maybe stop at the coffee shop for a nonfat latte).

It also doesn't hurt if you find a box addressed to you on your front porch when you return home at lunch.

When I originally saw the box on the front step, I thought it was my (and possibly your) hat from Running Warehouse. So you can imagine my surprise when I saw it was from one of my favorite companies, Gu.

I opened the box slowly, a bit unsure of its contents.

Thankfully, there was no crazy track coach inside who wanted to make me run intervals.

Just some water bottles and samples of the new Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink in Tropical Punch ... which made me want to go run intervals.

Exciting, right? It's like the gear fairy stopped by my house with a special prize. (By the way, gear fairy, my post-breast feeding boobs need extra small sports bras and I want more shorts.) Except not. I had actually won a Facebook thingy and this was my prize.

While I'm not one to incorporate sports drinks into my fueling, I'm definitely excited to give it a try. Especially as the weather warms and even a short run requires water.

I'm sure you'll be excited to try it, too. Expect a few of these packet so turn up in my giveaway package.

And, in case you were worried about me going back to work with terrible hair, I did notice that I looked like a hot mess and made an effort to remedy the situation.

New hair + mascara + lip balm. It always makes me feel polished.

What has surprised you lately?


  1. Hitting a 9 minute mile surprised me this week!!! Erica

  2. Loved the purse on the arm the whole time :) Something I would definitely do!

  3. Hilarious! I'm sorry I didn't see this until now.

    CONGRATULATIONS Mark!!! You'll be a great coach!!!!