Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Taper Time and Upgrading

Posted by Anonymous

I have been taking it easy on the running this week in order to taper off for the Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon - June 1, 2014.  I did a couple easy 5 km’s and have been taking those opportunities to realize that I really do love running! My mindset is so different when I don’t have to worry about time or pace. I am thinking after Sunday’s race that I am going to take some time off from races and get my love of running back to full force! Life has been a little tumultuous lately and I think I need some time to regroup and recharge before I think about racing again. With that being said, I have no goals for Sunday’s race but to finish! I know it will not be my fastest time and will most likely be my slowest time so I am accepting that right now.


Well today is the day I am upgrading!

I decided to purchase a new vehicle. The for sale sign went on my car last night and today I go to pick up my new wheels! I have been thinking about it for a while but was thinking I would wait until the new year. A couple weeks ago I decided to just go out and look and see what I thought of the vehicles I was contemplating! Well, shopping around can be dangerous and it proved to be just that. I ended up landing a deal that I just couldn’t say no to so last Friday, I went ahead and made the deal!


Just kidding! This may be my next car though (in my next life)!

Here is what I really got…


Just as schweet, right???!!!

2014 Ford Escape. This is not my vehicle but one very similar!

I am uber excited! Out with the old and in with the new!

Have a great day everyone!!!

Do you take breaks from racing? How many races do you like to do per year?

Purchase a new car lately? Whatya get?


  1. So exciting about your new car!!!
    I have the 2013 Ford Flex (it's 2 years old now!) and I love it!!!
    I don't race a lot (hardly ever actually) and I just kind of go with how I feel on the racing thing.

  2. Oh that is good to hear about your car Kim! I like your approach to racing :)

  3. Heidi @ www.idlehide.comMay 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Nice!! We got a '13 Santa Fe last August and we love it. We test drove the escape and liked it, but it was a higher price at the time. Beautiful though, and Ford has really improved their media in the past few years. I always end up taking way more time off after a race, but this year, I have a half a few weeks after my full so no excuse this year ;)

  4. Love your new whip!! haha looks like it will be a fun ride!
    Have fun at your upcoming half!!

  5. Thats so interesting. The Santa Fe was a higher price here. Funny how that is...
    Yes, this half is coming 4 weeks after my first full and I don't think I allowd myself to recover properly before running again so make sure you allow time for that.

  6. Thanks Chelsea! Looking forward to my new ride!

  7. katie @ fromicecreamtomarathonMay 29, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    When I saw the pic of the first car I was about to be so jealous!! Lol! But I love your Escape too. Good luck at your half on Saturday. I seriously want to do that one next year, that is already in my plans!

  8. Ha ha no need to be jealous Katie! My new car is pretty sweet though.
    You totally should do it next year. I am already planning on signing up again!

  9. Amy @ fitnessmeetsfrosting.comMay 29, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    So exciting about your upcoming race and the new car!!!! I will not be purchasing a new car any time soon (hopefully don't have to) because I won't be able to afford it once my boyfriend and I buy a house haha. I wish I could do a ton of races throughout the year! I just love the atmosphere!

  10. Kristi@BlogforanAverageRunnerMay 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Looking forward to hearing about the Niagara Half Marathon - it is one I would like to do sometime. Best of luck!

  11. Buying a house is a huge thing and way more exciting than a new car lol!

  12. Thanks Kristi!