Thinking Out Loud: GIVEAWAYS!

It’s my favorite day of the week … Brain Dump Thursday :)

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Okay, Thinking Out Loud Thursday has a much better ring to it …

Taper week, goat cheese and giveaways – all in the next few paragraphs!  So grab your coffee and try to keep up!

(1) Yes, the Taper Week Crazies are a real thing … and I have struggled with them many times in the past.  Wanting to run more, feeling like I should be running more, needing to run more.  But ultimately {trying to} trust my training and rest my legs.

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HOWEVER, the Indy Women’s Half is in two days and I haven’t felt the onset of “the crazies” yet!  By design, we are running so many more miles (mostly more long runs) with this training plan and my legs are just tired.  I was jumping for joy last week when we finished 8 miles knowing that this week called for 2 and 3 milers leading up to 13.1 on Saturday.

{By the way, check out the cute oval sticker, above, that every half marathon and 5K participant will receive in their swag bag!} 

(2) Goat Cheese.  Yep, I so desperately needed need to go grocery shopping last night that my best option for dinner was a bag of pasta I found in the pantry and a huge block of goat cheese.  {Why do I have a huge block of goat cheese?  Because … Costco.}  Shredded the goat cheese, threw in some Parmesan, bread crumbs and milk and hoped it was taste like Panera’s mac ‘n cheese when I was finished.  Not quite, but the kids all ate it very well and with a splash of milk {that I also need from the store} I have high hopes of enjoying the leftovers for lunch!

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(3) Toasted Graham Frappe.  Our baristas are really fabulous and they know we love to mix up our morning coffee combinations on occasion.  This morning they mixed up a new creation they called the Nutty Graham Frappe.  Honestly, I’m not even exactly sure what was in it, I was too busy slurping it down and licking the whipped cream out the of the cup :) I definitely tasted hazelnut topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with graham crackers!  Yum!

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(4) Giveaways!!  As an Indy Women’s Half Ambassador, I teamed up with Busy Bee Headbands, an IWH expo vendor, to giveaway two of their adorable non-slip and fully adjustable headbands … and there’s still time to enter!  Winner will be announced tomorrow, Friday, at 8am.  Click here for details.

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Fellow IWH Ambassador,Christina at Mom Runs Faster Than Dad, is also giving away TWO medal engravings, courtesy of Finish Line Engravers, also an IWH vendor.  You can stop by her Facebook page {here} for details and enter.  One 5K participant and one half marathon participant will be chosen to win on-site engraving!

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(5) And just in case you are looking to start filling your 2016 race calendar … registration for the 500 Festival Mini Marathon just opened on Monday and the registration prices are as low as they’ll go until October 15 when the first price increase goes into effect.  Join us for the 40th Anniversary of the Mini Marathon … the 100th Running of the Indy 500 … and for the party that goes along with the month of May in Indianapolis!  Register {here} today and select my name, Brandi Wolf, as your Ambassador Referral!

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Favorite “Accidental” Meal Creation? My Jambalaya :)

Upcoming Races You’re Most Excited About?  Indy Women’s Half in less than 48 hours!!!!

Coffee or Tea? Both!  But not at the same time, silly!

 

One thought on “Thinking Out Loud: GIVEAWAYS!

  1. has2run says:

    Coffee, I don’t know what happened. I only used to drink tea. Accidental meal homemade mac and cheese made the rue from my head and it was the best mac and cheese I ever had. I am excited for Wades Big Adventure in November it is a trail race here in Memphis. Have a great day
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