August has certainly flew by! As many of you know, I have recently moved to Seattle and have been a resident for almost two months now! I am absolutely loving life here and have some exciting news for you all.
So moving up to the PNW meant I could connect with awesome people, one of them being Brittaney Bunjong. She is an amazing food blogger who is featured in the All Recipes national magazine with a two page spread! Also, she has launched her podcast Citrus Room Seattle where I had the pleasure of being a guest on a recent episode! Check out her website, or you can listen to it on iTunes. Hear our story about how we became friends, why I started running and my life as a Flywheel Instructor! Click here to listen!
I told myself when I moved to Seattle then I would do my best to be active in the running community here.... And boom! Spoke that right into existence. I am now a proud member of the Orca Running Family. Their mission is to partner with non-profits for each of their races. Here are the races coming up:
My Better Half Marathon - Habitat for Humanity of King County
Kirkland Shamrock Run - Kirkland Schools & Canine Companions for Independence
Birch Bay Road Race - Girls on the Run of Whatcom County
Snoqualmie Valley Run - Snoqualmie Valley Community Network
Iron Horse Half - Mt. Si Food Bank
The Orca Half - The Whale Trail
Captain Jack's Treasure Run - Children's Country Home
ou can learn more about Orca Running here. You can save 10% on any race and distance with my code: MORGANJ. Hope to see some of you there!
I have opted out of the Chicago Marathon and will be running the Portland Marathon instead on October 8. I have never ran the course and literally have only ran around Oregon for Hood to Coast last year! I'm very excited!
Another big goal- I have been itching for another ultramarathon. I figure why not go big!? As a North Face Local Ambassador, I will be participating in the North Face Endurance Challenge California on November 18. What that means?! A 50 mile run (14 hour course limit) which starts in the Marin Headlands and finishes at Crissy Field. It will be exciting/ challenging since I've only ever completed a 50k.
ALSO. ALSO. ALSO- I will be taking on a NEW feat of................... Outdoor cycling! Like I said, why not go big?! Go big or go home! Our Flywheel Fam will be participating in Reach the Beach Washington on September 30! This is a 100 mile bike ride and we will be raising funds for the American Lung Association. I have a goal of raising $125.00 and you can donate here. New territory for me here so any words of advice/encouragement will help!
I hope this somewhat encourages you all. Two legs, no limits. Big goals to end the year!