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
- 1 scoop dark chocolate cocoa powder
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:
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. :)