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Return to the Races

This past weekend, I ran my first post baby 5k with my good pal Lucy. It was an all-female race held on big open pavement through nearby neighborhoods. While I usually shy away from races geared towards women, this one rocked! Not a drop of “diva” or bubblegum pink to be found. If that floats your boat and gets you running, more power to ya! It’s just not my stick.

Word to the wise: whenever possible, find out the course terrain before signing up. Last December, I signed everyone up for a 5k that was around a lake and it made for a less than fun experience. Trails are great for 1-2 people but any more than that and you can’t run with your friends shoulder to shoulder, it bottlenecks, and sometimes you end up running in mud. Trails=uneven paths=fear of rolling ankles with every step.

The race swag was pretty spectacular! In fact it’s my second favorite race premium, my first being a Brooks long sleeve and coffee mug from my second 5k ever. We received a short sleeve cotton-like women’s cut tech tee (think American Apparel soft) and a large Lululemon tote! I kinda want to live in my tee, it’s so comfortable!

race premiums

Lucy and I did great! We finished right under my goal of 40min by a few seconds. We had a blast catching up and getting our sweat on! We of course enjoyed some celebratory mimosas and huevos rancheros at brunch. Talk about the most productive Sunday morning! I seriously need to design a “will run for brunch” tee. Hmm….

Anywho, I’m off to search for our next race! BYE!

I Work Out

Cue my song::

Dude, I’m at the halfway point of my half-marathon training! Last Saturday I ran 6 miles in the flippin’ cold. That’s the longest I’ve ever ran in my LIFE. And it was no big deal! Well, wait, it was a big deal the first 3 miles as I cursed myself  and questioned my sanity with every single step but the last 3 were smooth sailing! WHO AM I!?

I NEVER imagined I would get to a point in my life where six miles could be described as “no big deal.” Trust me when I say, I am NOT a runner. I run pretty slow and average a 10:30-11min mile. It’s not something I’m good at but that’s why I do it. I need a challenge to drive me and hold me accountable.

ANYWAY, this post was not suppose to be about running. It was suppose to be about yoga! Yesterday I tried hot power yoga (not to be confused with bikram which is WAY hotter) and I liked it! At first I was like, “What the heck did I get myself into? It’s hot as Hell in this room! Who does this on the regular? Do I look like a total n00b bc I’m not wearing Lululemon? I wonder what to make for dinner. How long is this? An hour? Good grief…

But once the instructor starting getting into the moves, I started digging it. By the end of class, I felt so stretched out and limber, like a cooked spaghetti noodle. Best part was the class was only $5 and the money goes to help a local women’s shelter.

Happy hour power yoga: does the body and soul good 🙂