It’s official, I am in the running club. I have finally run my first “race.” Yesterday I participated in my first 5K. I woke up to have an energetic breakfast of skittles, cake, and coffee..but my mom said that wouldn’t be a very wise option. So I had pancakes and eggs instead.
I got to the event early to see all the people and booths along the streets. It was 40ish degrees so we had to go back to the car to thaw out a few times..but you’d never know we were shaking in out boots..OK I was shaking in my boots and was whining inside like a little girl. I couldn’t let my cold bones show with all these children around..they would surely point and laugh at me.
Pre race snap shot. I of course looked like this after the run too, but not really..more like a wet rat that was excited after finding a scrap of cheese. My cheese was obviously finishing the run within my goal. I wanted to finish 3.1 miles in under 30 min, and I finished in 29:13. PLUS there was some incline for at least half the race..me and hills are not friends but I suckered through it.
Let the running number collection begin!
Post race (and post shower) I rocked my new t-shirt and headed out to eat some salad mountains.
Two salad mountain faces and 4 breadsticks later I was in the most rewarding food coma. Fun fact: I hate when anything other than salad touches my salad..the plate is reserved for salad and salad toppings only aka lettuce’s, veggies, cheese’s, and croutons. Other salads like pasta salad and potato salad must have separate plates or containers. Otherwise I get angry and smash through walls.
My plan of running one race a month is still in play. I want to make a dress out of all my running numbers and wear it everyday to high end parties and jazz clubs.
Q: Do you care if your food touches?
31 thoughts on “Just Keep Running”
You and man friend are so freaking cute together! Congrats on your first race too!! You did a fabulous job 🙂 Ugh- hills are a pain in the butt…literally.
Okay, you guys are adorable. Just like, yeah. So cute.
Congrats on your race time! I have never run in a race. I am sooo not a runner 🙂
Look at you cuties! and CONGRATS! You did so awesome. I can’t wait to see your dress, sounds like it will be amazing! 😉
Haha! Im the same. I dont like my food to touch. Congratulations! You did so well!! Thats a brilliant idea for a dress! 😉 xxx
Congrats on your first race…a dress out of your race numbers…now that would be something to pinterest 😉
Woo hoo! Congrats on your first race, girl!
Wooo congrats on your race!! That is an awesome timeeee! 😀 It depends on the food but sometimes I don’t like it touching.
Hurrah! Nice work on the run… so manfriend is not limited to ninja-snaps now? Good on ya girly, I would have been a crying shrivelled lump on the side of the road after 100 metres.
Congrats on your first race!! Yay! Aren’t they fun? I love the vibes at races – everyone is so excited to be there! Now you’re going to be hooked!
Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
Congrats!! Cute pic 😀
Tessa @ Amazing Asset
Congratulations pretty lady and welcome to the addiction hehe 🙂 You guys are so darn adorable together!
Congrats on the first race.. so exciting!! It’s definitely addicting. I have a 10k this weekend that I’m not really looking forward to at the moment. I can’t stand when any of my food touches–I need kiddie plates with dividers 😉
Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking
CONGRATULATIONS on your first race! I am so excited for you! Great job!
how adorable are you guys! Congrats on your first big race together. I hope there are many more to come!
you and manfriend are a-freaking-dorable!!!
congrats on your race completion.
the salad mountains look phenomenal.
and now, as inspired by your post, i’m off to lunch! 😉 x
Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog
Congrats on your race!! Your post race meal look fantastic! 😀
Alexa @ Simple Eats
Ah this is awesome! Congrats!!! You two are adorbs. If I have sweet and savory on one plate they can NOT touch. Unless it’s pretzels and chocolate…but when would I have that on a plate?
Congrats on running your first race. You and your man friend are adorable! and I’m just like you… my food cannot touch. I am one of those people that pulls the plate away when someone is serving me and is going to make foods touch! eeek
Congrats. Ya’ll are so cute. Yet again making me jealous for my need of a man friend (I have some, but I need better ones). I need to join a running club. Actually I should first learn how to run so I don’t completely embarrass myself. That could be awkward.
Congrats on the run!
I hate it when my food touches. Contamination!
YAY I am so happy for you. Awesome time, good job on beating your personal record whoot. Thank gee for manfriend and saying ‘no’ to skittles breakfast. I once ate a snickers before running think it would give me energy (that is what ALL the advertisements show!)…. and I totally bonked and regurgitated like a mommy bird. Ew. I’ll stop talking now.
Seriously though, congratsssss. And I don’t really care if my food touches, all food is lovely especially when it is touching my tongue ! RAWR!
Awesome job on your 5k! 🙂
I don’t mind if my food touches – I’m in the camp of “it’s all gonna end up together” haha.
Paige @ Running Around Normal
Woot! Great job, Brittany 🙂
I don’t mind too much if my food touches. I actually sometimes combine it on purpose.
yay!!! so exciting girl!
i’m totally a food mixer. don’t hate me.
Congrats on your first race and welcome to the club!!! You can never leave hahaha. 😉 How fun you can keep your first race t-shirt. In a while you will many shirts, trust me.
Sarah - feeedingbrainandbody
Congrats on your first race! I’ve never minded if my food touches, I actually like to mix it all together into one big mess! 🙂
Haley @ Health Freak College Girl
congrats on the race!!
p.s. i nominated you for the versatile blogger award 🙂
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