Yesterday I ran Brian’s Run with my friends Meghan and Erin. As you can tell from the title, it was really fun!!!
It was a 1pm race which was really nice; gave me time to sleep in, eat a good breakfast (wheat bagel with PB, duh) and clean some. We met around noon and walked to the race start to snap some pictures and stretch before the 5 mile race began. We were all about having FUN – this was Meghan and Erin’s first race and I was so excited to be running it with them. We agreed to stay together and make the best of the super hilly course. We took some glamour shots before lining up at the start 🙂
We had a great race-we walked when we needed (the hills were brutal!) and finished in a kick ass 54 minutes. I was so happy with how well we all did considering this was a super hilly course and it was a first race ever for two of us!
Instead of waiting in the crazy long lines for some post-run food, we decided to take the party elsewhere and went to our favorite bar/restaurant in West Chester – Side Bar! They always have great beers on tap and the food is awesome. We immediately ordered some post run refreshment: Troeg’s Mad Elf
Soooo good and perfect post-run. We ordered a couple dishes to share and they were gone fast. It was a great way to finish of a really fun Sunday!! I think I can speak for all three of us when I say that we will be running another race together soon!
Before I go I just have to say a BIG thank you to everyone who has donated to my marathon!!! In one week alone I have raised almost HALF of what I need to meet my goal!!! So THANK YOU to everyone who has donated. For those of you who would still like to donate, here is my website. You can also support me during an event I will be hosting in early February. I don’t have all the details yet but it is going to be really fun so stay tuned!
Ever since I finished Broad Street I knew I wanted to complete a 1/2 marathon. It isn’t so much IF but WHEN for me. There are two races coming up this year that I am considering but I feel conflicted. Let me explain. The Rock and Roll (ING) 1/2 marathon is in September and the Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon is in November. I know a lot of people running the 1/2 in September and would love to be a part of that race but I really can’t stand the thought of training and running 10-12 mile runs in the humid summer months. I want to know from you all out there–am I being a sissy? Do I need to toughen up and just go for it? I am nervous to commit and then not follow through. Advice needed!!
So today has been a great day of eats so far! I have not been on a BIG food shopping trip in about a month (ie – WF, TJ’s and Giant all in one day). Instead I have made a couple smaller trips for produce and almond milk. So I have a lot of produce to use up before the Shore this weekend!
This morning I had the usual CCBS — seriously can’t get enough!
For lunch I was definitely set on a salad and this is what I came up with
My salad had a romaine/spring mix base with 1/2 an avocado, carrot, red pepper, feta and hot sauce. I usually don’t use dressing, especially when I have awesome toppings like avocado to give my salad some Oomph!
I was also able to pack a late afternoon snack of plain Chobani, sliced strawberries and cereal.
Now that isn’t just ANY cereal you see. It is my very own creation from [me]&gogi! I was lucky enough to get to design and name this cereal. I am so excited about and will have a full review later this week!
I’ve got to run; I am getting my hair cut tonight — SO. EXCITED. I have waited WAY too long to have it cut. I’ll post some pics tomorrow! Before I go though, Please take a minute to check out my friend and co-worker April‘s site. She is running the Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon in September and the Philadelphia MARATHON in November!! She is raising money through Team in Training in honor of her husband who is battling a form of Leukemia right now. So take a minute to read her story and donate!
Three more days until the shore!!