I know I’m a little late getting this up, but better late than never, right? A couple of weeks ago I participated in the Snoqualmie Valley 10k, despite ending up with a really bad eye infection the day before (part of the reason for the sunglasses in the race day photos). I’m definitely doing great with injuries lately! Hopefully I have gotten everything out of the way so that I can finish up my training strong and make it to the start line of the Beats Half Marathon in August without anymore issues. Fingers crossed! Continue reading →
This recap has been a long time coming but better late than never right?!!? Late in the afternoon last Saturday, Carleeh sent me a text saying that she had an extra bib for The Beats 10k that evening and asked if I wanted to join her. So I thought “Why not agree to an impromptu 10k starting in around 2.5 hours?” so I said yes! We agreed that we were going to just be running for fun and taking breaks whenever we needed to so I felt comfortable taking this on even though my current longest distance had been around 3 miles before the race.
I’ve talked a little bit about this race in my posts this week, so I’m excited to finally talk more about this with all of you. The United Relay of America is unlike any race I’ve ever heard of before. It’s a triple-route coast-to-coast non stop running relay. For the first time in history, three unbroken chains of runners will relay nearly 12,000 miles across the United States.
Last week marked the beginning of one of my favorite times of the year… Adventure Run season! Every year, Road Runner Sports stores across the country put on a FREE monthly scavenger hunt run (or walk) that begins with a fun kick off party with booths from different vendors where you can try the latest shoes, fuel and different gear for running, which is a low-commitment way to try out new items before adding them to your gear collection.
I’m coming to you all a little late with my recap of the Seahawks 5k, but better late than never right? I signed up for this race a few months ago thinking I would be more back to normal than I actually ended up being when I made it to the start line. I didn’t go into this race with high hopes or expectations of being able to run the entire race, since the injuries from my car accident have been really aggravated lately so I was just planning to take it easy and not push things too hard. Not really my idea of a great 5k experience, but you do what you’ve gotta do, right?
Even though I spent most of the weekend apartment shopping, I managed to take some time off to check the Hot Chocolate 5k off my race bucket list! Even though I’m still not completely back into the running game after my accident, I couldn’t let another year go by without participating in this race. I’ve been dying to do this race for a few years now, so I was excited to finally fit it in! My mom and I decided to make a day out of it and walk the 5k together!
Last weekend I participated in the Rogers Reindeer Run 5k with one of my favorite people ever, my friend Amber. We always have so much fun when we’re able to get together, but we both have such crazy schedules so we don’t get to hang out too often. Since we don’t get to see each other very often, it’s always a treat when we can have some quality friend time together!
Over the weekend I met up with some friends to volunteer/participate in the Green Lake Gobble 5k. Normally I’m beyond stoked when I can drag my friends out of bed early on the weekend for a run, but it was torrential downpour status in Seattle on Sunday morning, so the thought of spending all morning outside in the cold, wind and MASSIVE rain wasn’t the least bit appealing to me. I’m guessing Jenica (behind me) wasn’t excited either by the look on her face in this photo! I wasn’t expecting it to rain, since it was dry out when I left to head up north to the race (which was about an hour away from where I live), so I didn’t have on the most appropriate clothing for the weather either. #fail
How are you guys doing? I wanted to do something a little different this Wednesday in the hopes of keeping things fresh and exciting on here! Every Tuesday, Jessica at The Fit Switch and Jill at Jill Conyers host a link-up with an optional fitness related topic for the #fitfam to post on that day to inspire and support each other (yes, I know I’m a day late in posting this, but better late than never, right?!!?). I love reading their posts each week and they have welcomed me with open arms to the #fitfam, but have yet to post on one of the topics myself because I didn’t think I had enough to say. When I saw this weeks’ topic though, I knew I had to jump in! So what is the topic? Here it is:
Does your mind wander? Thoughts while running or working out.
I hope you all had a great weekend and that you were able to fit in a run or two, even though it was a little chilly out (at least it was in my neck of the woods)! I woke up bright and early on Sunday morning to head up to Marymoor Park, which is about an hour away from where I live, for the Get Your Rear In Gear 5k benefiting the Colon Cancer Coalition. I was super excited for this race, even though it was cold and far away, because my friend, Keely, was the race organizer!