Sunday, August 9, 2009

Race Time!

Hi guys!

Sorry my posting has been so sporadic lately. I promise to get back to lots of food filled yummy posts soon! :D

But first, I have a few pics of a race I ran in yesterday. This was kind of a last minute thing and I just decided to go for it. So that makes 2 5k races completed for me! Woot woot!

The race site was about an hour drive from me, so I set my alarm clock for a bright and early 5 o’clock. I have to admit, I wasn’t exactly excited when it went off in the morning. ;)

I whipped up a green monster to take on the road:


My pre-run mix contained:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 scoop pom mango amazing meal
  • spinach
  • 1 scoop dark chocolate cocoa powder

Mmmmmm. :)

And I packed this snacked for afterwards:


The coconut water tasted SO good after a nice run. It is so refreshing. You gotta try it, folks.

I have been continually running throughout the whole summer, but I would have to say that I was definitely more prepared for my last 5k. I remember not being so exhausted, like I was for this one. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy my run yesterday, but it was also a bit of a kick of a boot-ay…which we all need every know and then!

Also of note, this course was definitely NOT FLAT. In fact, the majority of it was up-hill and mannnn, could I feel it. And mannnn, do I feel it even more today. Ouch.

My mom was the photographer for these next couple of photos. I actually forgot my camera (gasp!) so she snapped these with her phone.

Around the 1/2 way point:


crossing the finish line…while I’m trying to grab my ipod earbud that is falling out:

running 2

My official race time: 28:27.

Not too shabby, in my book. :)

The best thing about the race?  FREE HATS!

And not just any hat, but pink ones! There were other colors, too, but I of course opted for the pink. ;)


The cap say “Did I Beat Don?” The whole race was about this hardcore runner named Don who is in his 90’s. He still runs all the time!! I just find that so amazing. He was a speedy one, that’s for sure. So you guys want to know whether I beat him or not, eh? Wellll…I let him win, okay? ;)

All in all, I’m glad I did this race. There is seriously no feeling like the feeling you get when you finish a race. I just love it, and with each race I do, the motivation for running starts up all over again. I’m so glad that I am strong and able to run…and I will be darn happy if I am in half as good of shape as Don in my 90’s. :)


  1. Congrats on getting such a great time in the race! 23 minutes is amazing in my book too :] I'm running a 5 k this fall and hope I can do as well as that.

    Ha that hat is stylin! Enjoy your day, love!

  2. Awesome job on your run! I think that is a perfect finishing time!

  3. Way to go with the race!! I love that the 90 year old still runs :)

  4. WOW speed racer. you are a rock star!! and up hill with that time, amazing. don sounds like a speed racer as well. glad you had a good race!

  5. I've never gone on a race before, so I can only imagine what a rush of exhilaration it must be to reach the finish line!
    And these days, its is SO darn hot! Maybe that's why you were lagging more than the last race?

  6. GREAT job on the run! Very impressive! That's so cool about the 90 year old too!
    <3 jess

  7. Runner's high is definitely one of the best highs there is. Sounds like a blast, and you did great!

    Much love,

  8. congrats, you did awesome on the run lady!
    cute hat ;)

  9. I think you did an awesome job - very speedy if you ask me! Congrats to you. Maybe it was the green monster that gave you some extra pep? ;)

  10. hey i was there! i did that race, and uhhh, it was a hard one for me. nice time!! it was so hot and humid. great job!

  11. CONGRATS KRISTI :) you did an awesome job

  12. So proud girly! That is such a great time oh my goodness!! :)

  13. That is awesome! Cute pink hat, too! I need to have your attitude more hen I finish a race...I'm all about time..but sometimes the experience is SO MUCH BETTER! You are so right. Good job :)

  14. Whoo! Way to go. Great job on the race