Races and gear and food, oh my!

1 Mar

I feel like there are lots of exciting things going on right now!

As soon as I woke up, I registered to run the Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon in October! This was my first half this past Fall and I’m excited to run it again. Of course, I’d like to see if I can beat my previous time of 1:48 but I think my main goal will be to smile for photos. I’m also very excited because more people I know will be running as well, so I’m looking forward to group training runs, taking fun photos, and collapsing partying together after we all finish.

Finish FaceSuch a sexy finish face

Mark and I will be joining in the fun of the Color Me Rad 5K again, but this year we are heading to the NYC race because my brother-in-law Bill recently moved down there. We are so looking forward to getting splashed with color and dancing our way to the finish line!!!!

COLORMERADFun fact: We went to a diner for lunch before washing ourselves off and the only comment we received was to my husband, “WOW! You’re so tall!” Really? That’s it?

After registering for races, I went for a run to officially start my day. I took it relatively easy because I will be running again at MIDNIGHT for a group fun run (aka “frun”) with a regional running group that I am a member of. This will actually be my first time participating in a group event with them, so I’m very excited. I’m hoping to gain a bunch of running BFFs.

Today’s run:

3.12 miles | 29:21 total time | 9:24 avg pace

I also did an 8:00 minute core workout. The timer definitely said 10:00 minutes though, so I think it tricked me into doing abs for longer than I signed up for. Still haven’t mastered the side plank with leg raises, but I’m getting stronger!

This afternoon, I met up with my very best friend Vicki for some lunch and girl talk. We ate at Comfort Kitchen, which has a menu full of American comfort foods like mac and cheese, creamy soups, burgers, meatloaf, pasta, grilled sandwiches, hearty salads, and baked goods. They also have beer and wine. And they use mainly locally sourced ingredients and products, which is awesome.

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I had the butternut squash mac and cheese with a side of triple chocolate cookie. This mac and cheese just won best dish at the Mac and Cheese Bowl! Who knew such an event took place? I’d like to know when it happens again so I can be there with my taste testing spoon.

20130301-173312.jpgSeriously so good…I ate the whole thing and I’m not even mad about it.

Remember when I said I wanted to buy that amphipod reflector band last week? Well, since I’m running a group frun at midnight tonight, I wanted to be super prepared and visible. I headed to Fleet Feet after lunch and bought that sucker! And with that purchase I reached my member spending goal and earned a $25 credit for my next purchase. Score!

This is going to be an activity packed weekend – fruns, a charity gala, farmer’s market, anniversary trip planning, and The Walking Dead. Happy Weekend everyone!

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3 Responses to “Races and gear and food, oh my!”

  1. Jenny March 1, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Color me rad is coming to Edmonton this year!!! We are stoked!! It looks like you guys had a ton of fun, specially heading out to to eat looking rad;)

  2. olivetorun March 2, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    You’re going to ROCK that 1/2 marathon in October! 🙂

    • Nikki March 2, 2013 at 9:12 am #

      Thanks! I hope so!

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