First 5k + Our Weekend Hiatus

Friday morning my bag was packed, not only for my weekend conference at Forest Home, but also for my first 5k of the season!

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My first conference check in on Friday went great!!! I loved meeting all the wonderful people I registered and I couldn’t wait to spend the weekend with them.

Even though I was staying up at Forest Home for the weekend I still I woke up early on Saturday morning and fueled up for my Beautiful Run 5k down the hill.

I hadn’t  run a 5k since the 5k Malibu run about a year ago. My time was 19:30 last year and I finished 9th overall and first girl. I was just wanting to run that or a little better, no real expectation.

To fuel up I had a 1/2 WW English Muffin+PB+Nanner.

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I checked in got my number and my cool new shirt(not like I don’t have a billion of these). Oh I look so TIRED!!!

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I took off strong, and kept thinking about everything I tell my x-country kids, keep a steady pace, use your arms, BREATHE, and keep loose

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This shot was taken toward the end, I was sprinting hard….I kept looking at my Garmin and seeing 6:20, 6:10, never did it go over 7:10 but I tried to just run hard.

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Hubby caught me here on my last sprint, UP HILL!!! The finish was about 1/2 mile all up hill!!!

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WOOOOHOOOOO!!! I didn’t beat last years PR, but I came close: 20:10. I also came in 8th overall and 1st GIRL! It’s a small race a little over 200 local peeps but I still felt pretty good :). I can’t wait until next month when I try and beat my sprint tri PR! I love my #1 supporter!!!

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Trader Joe’s was there to sponsor the race, so I grabbed a nanner, and some trail mix and then Hubby and I headed right back up the hill to enjoy our conference.

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The whole weekend we enjoyed a lot of great speakers that spoke about being STILL, and resting….so we DID!!!

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I enjoyed the beautiful weather and the view from our cabin. 

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What a wonderful weekend full of great teaching and true relaxation!

When we got home I couldn’t wait to see this cute FACE

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Today, I wasn’t quite ready to come back to reality so I grabbed my laptop and headed to the Library (Hubby stayed home and watched FOOTBALL of course)to work on planning out our week and working on some AD stuff. I love our local library, there is something about the silence that really helps me focus!!


When I got home I made Hubby and I Burgers, Turkey for him, and Salmon for me. I saw Zesty Cook’s Ultimate Cheese Burgers last week and I basically followed his recipe, but added one egg and used turkey meat for Hubby.

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I had my Salmon Burger(from Costco) and topped it with button mushrooms and spinach. 

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Along with a little fruit salad and….

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some grilled squash from our garden. 

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I ate my burger on a Sandwich Thin, I love these because you can taste the burger instead of all the bread. 

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All together!

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I also enjoyed a glass or two of my favorite summer wine.

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Hubby loved his Ultimate Cheese Turkey Burgers on a Focaccia Bread.

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and look who got a hair cut, I miss his fluff! 

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Alright it’s time for a FUDGESICLE and some more REST, I have had such a wonderful weekend and because I worked late and over the weekend I am not going in until 10am tomorrow!!!!

Nite Nite

P.S. Congrats to Caitlin, Meghann, and Angie on their runs this weekend!!!!


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