Monday, April 4, 2011

5k and CAKE!

 

This past Saturday I knocked another item off of my 11 in 11 list (here and here), I ran another 5k.

But the best part of this 5k is that it wasn’t about training, pacing, and time. It was in memory of a teacher that taught with my sister. So this 5k was about honoring her and spending time with my bestie, BIL, and Lil’ Gluten Loves Me.

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It was a SUPER chilly morning, but we were excited. Even Ella was…

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well…I don’t know if she was excited per say, but my bestie packed her snacks. So snacks were exciting!

We ended up doing the entire race together. Ella and I ran ahead at the start, but the majority of the race we were all side by side. We ran mostly through a neighborhood, and with the exception of a few killer hills, I really liked the course. My legs felt strong and my lungs felt ready. At the end, I wanted to keep going. Huge difference from my last race. Going to the gym everyday is paying off. Not only in how my clothes fit, but mostly in how I feel. Strong and ready. I like it!

My favorite part was seeing my bestie cross the finish line.

Ella’s favorite part:

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a never ending post-race fuel pretzel.

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Seriously never ending. SERIOUSLY Lil’ Gluten Loves Me!

I didn’t reward myself with pretzels. Instead, I bought myself a cookbook. (This may become a race tradition!)

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I think this one may take me a while Smile

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Tomorrow, I’m going to tell you about how chocolate and caramel became my new best friends.

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1 comment:

Theresa said...

Well done! I don't know if I could run that far, haha!
Love the idea of starting a cookbook tradition! :)