I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day- I had such a fantastic day relaxing and spending time with my wonderful hubby and gorgeous children. Whether you spent time with your mom or received much pampering as a mom, I hope you got to take advantage of the day and were reminded of just how special moms are, how we work to make sure the lives of our children are The Best, and how limitless our capacity for love can be.
While I love, love, love my family to bits, I also make sure to wish a Happy Day to my peer moms- the girlfriends I spent just about every day of the week with when my kids were just babies, the women who are there to reassure me when I doubt my ability as a mom, those sisters who offer lots of hugs on top of a couple hours of babysitting time with the occasional glass of wine and shoulder to cry on right when you need it most.
In 2009, I started a mommy running group and our first race together was the See Jane Run 5K and Half Marathon. Today, to celebrate my fellow mommies, women, girlfriends, and sisters, I am giving away 3 entries to the upcoming See Jane Run race for Chocolate and Champagne here in the Bay Area! Read on to find out how to enter…
Yes, you read that right- champagne AND chocolate!!! Personally, I didn’t have to think too hard about signing up for this race back in 2009- my favorite hobby with my favorite people and my favorite adult beverage? I’m IN! The 5K was my goal at the time, I had gotten together a handful of girlfriends to do it with me, we made those awesome matching, subtly pink shirts (which say “Wine-Ing Allowed” on the back!), and there was a medal at the end so you KNOW we were all over it!
So in 2010, we did the race again…
And it was just as fun of a day as it was in 2009! I just LOVE spending time with my girlfriends in this way- no matter what your skill level may be in terms of running, this race has a perfectly friendly course right along the Alameda shoreline. The camaraderie is unparalleled- as this race is on the smaller side, it is very easy to wait at the finish line (with your glass of champagne of course) to cheer your team mates in as well as take incredibly flattering pictures of them sprinting across that finish line.
So, we did the race again in 2011…
2011 was such a great time! We came, we ran, we celebrated. It really doesn’t get any better than that! I was unable to do the race in 2012 as I was recovering from running my second full marathon and I was honestly bummed for breaking my See Jane Run race tradition. When I saw my team’s pics, I was very happy for them- a few tackled the half marathon and there was still enough chocolate and champagne to go around when they were done! Love that!!!
This year, I am honored to be an ambassador for See Jane Run and I am not only running the 5K, but am so happy to be able to giveaway 3 entries to their upcoming 5K and Half Marathon for Chocolate and Champagne on June 8th, here in Alameda.
To enter to win, please leave a comment on this post below telling me what you do to honor and celebrate yourself as a mom, your mom, your sister, and/or your girlfriends and I will chose 3 commenters at random to win an entry to the race- 5K or half marathon distance, winner’s choice. One extra entry will be given for tweeting the link to this post, sharing it on Facebook, pinning it on Pinterest and/or liking my Facebook page here (just let me know you did that in the comments section below). I will announce the winners this Friday, May 17th.
GOOD LUCK, Happy Mother’s Day, Happy Monday and Happy Running!!!