“You Have Brains In Your Head & Feet In Your Shoes”

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I just love this sage advice from the beloved Dr. Seuss, don’t you?

As a preschool teacher, and lover of all things Dr. Seuss, this week was spent celebrating the rhyming doctor’s birthday (officially March 2).  So you can imagine my excitement when our girl Amy posted a Dr. Seuss-themed virtual half on our running page!  When Amy followed up with a picture of the medal, I was sold!

(Note: I searched and searched for the link, but since the event is sold out I can only assume they took it down?!)

seuss medal

Don’t be fooled into thinking a virtual race means “cheap medal” – on the contrary!  I took this to school on Monday to let my preschoolers wear it if they did a great job on their work or helped a friend during class – each child who received it only wore it a few minutes before giving it back because it was too heavy!

The actual medal you will see, in our race photos this weekend, straight from me – right now I don’t want to spoil the fun! But know that this one would let Dr. Seuss know he’s our Number One 🙂 

The beginning and end of my attempt at poetry…back to blogging!

You may remember that a few of us just completed another virtual race at the end of February, She Believed She Could So She Did 10K sponsored by Running On The Wall.  Everything shown here was part of the $29 registration fee: tank, bracelet, medal, sticker and bib.


Summer, Annette and I added it onto our Polar Bear race on February 21 – which was it’s own adventure!


Jen and Tandy, opting for the warmth of the gym, ran their 6.2 side by side on the treadmill.  (Different treadmills, not the same treadmill … that would just be ridiculous!)

SBSCSSD TJ I am really starting to love the virtual race set up!  The ability to have fun and different race themes, be able to route our own course and choose our own date and start time is pretty great.

Also, I’m trying my very first blogger link up today!  Amanda from Running with Spoons (because you can’t eat with scissors!) <— hilarious! >  hosts Thinking Out Loud Thursdays.  It’s a chance for bloggers to connect and support each other 🙂  If you choose to visit her page, this Banana Oat muffin recipe should be your first stop!

I can not wait to share our Dr. Seuss race photos with you!!

Who is your favorite children’s author?  Favorite children’s book?  Obviously many of Dr. Seuss’s titles are fantastic, but I also love Max Lucado’s “You Are Special”

6 thoughts on ““You Have Brains In Your Head & Feet In Your Shoes”

  1. sherry minkis says:

    My favorite Childrens book is Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. First, because I have a child named Alexander but secondly because everyone does have bad days and it is good to be reminded that everything will be OK, even when there is kissing on TV and your parents make Lima beans for dinner :p

    1. Java & Sole says:

      Sherry, I love that one too – a good reminder for kids and adults 🙂 I might have to read that to my preschoolers next week!!

  2. Sarah C says:

    That took a while for me to find your comments section. My work is making your blog look all funny, strange. Anyway, so cool that you do virtual races. I’ve vaguely heard about them, but never really looked into. Fun that you can do it with a friend, don’t have to wake up super mega early to get to the start…I love Dr. Seuss, my sons first book that he attached himself to was The Foot Book, he loved that book, read it multiple times a day for months on end!

  3. Java & Sole says:

    Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by – we were big fans of the Foot Book at my house as well when my girls were little. I might still be able to recite parts of it from memory because we read it so often! haha 🙂 Virtual races are a great fit for a busy schedule because you can run when and where you want and still earn the swag!!

  4. laurafee says:

    I really love that Dr. Seuss medal! What a shame it’s sold out!

    1. Java & Sole says:

      Laura – I believe there are races every year all over the country (actual and virtual) honoring Dr. Seuss on or around his birthday. It’s never too early to start looking for an early March race!

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