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Monday, October 29, 2012

Black Cat Chase 5k Recap

Friday night I ran the Black Cat Chase for the 2nd year in a row.

Love my Red Sparkle Skirt
Last year's Teal Sparkle Skirt


  My girl, Charity, and I run this together. We have so much fun doing it, and we're already planning next years race outfit!
 We got together last weekend, had a fun sleepover with wine and subs and decorated our shirts! Nothing fancy, it's just a fun tradition!



  We got to the race about an hour early. My honey volunteered to be our photographer. Bless his heart, he froze! It was cold and rainy!

 The race started about 10 minutes late, which was annoying! We finally got started, there were 2000 people, so it was a very slow start.
It rained the whole time, but once I started running I warmed up quickly.
My stepson ran with us too. I love that he loves running races with me!
This is what happens when I run while taking a picture. Blurry! Our beautiful State Capitol.

My time was 32 minutes. I was a little slower than usual because of the rain and being dark. But we did it!!

  We had a fun time! After the race we went to Panera Bread for some delicious cheesy broccoli soup, which warmed us all up!

 Yesterday morning was my 12 mile long run. My last one before my Half next Saturday! I was planning on running outside, but stepped out in the 43 degree weather, and decided to just run on my treadmill. I posted on my facebook about how I was a chicken when it comes to running in the cold! But my sweet friends encouraged me to just bundle up and run outside anyway! I mean, who wants to do 12 miles on a treadmill?!
  I realized I just need to push myself, step out of my comfort zone, and just do it! So, I did! And I'm SO glad I did! It was wonderful, and again, once I started running, I warmed right up! This whole weight loss/running journey has shown me I can do so much more than my brain thinks I can!
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  1. They are a bit pricey but Brooks makes thermal pants called Utopia....they are AWESOME for cold weather running!

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    1. I will have to check those out! I definitely need some.

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  2. Can I just say that I'm loving both of your outfits! :D

    Also, I smiled to hear you ran outside, even when it's cold! I didn't do much of that last year, but I'm looking forward to it this year. Like you said, who wants to do those looong miles on a treadmill!

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    1. Thanks, girl! I didn't run outside in the cold last year either, but I think I'm slowly getting used to it!

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  3. I love your outfits! And you are crazy for even THINKING of running 12 miles on the treadmill.

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    1. Thanks, Brandi! I just love sparkle skirts! :)
      Yea, that is pretty crazy, I honestly don't know if I could've done it!

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  4. You are super woman! You can do ANYTHING you put your mind to!! Thanks for sharing your journey with us! :)

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I'm so glad you follow! :)

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  5. oh, SO fun!! you guys look super cute! yea, i can be a big weather wimp too, but usually when u've got good company and get past the initial 'omg it's FREEEZING' it's well worth the outdoor run! :)

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    1. Thanks, Cait! You're right, usually once you get over the initial shock, I can get used to it. Well, I'm TRYING to get used to it! I tell myself millions of people run in the cold, I can too! :)

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  6. I just found your blog on The Lean Green Bean and I love your blog!!! I just became a runner and I'm getting ready to start training for my first 1/2 marathon and I'm scared and nervous!

    www.skinnyanddelicious.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Keyona!! I'm so excited for you! You'll love training for it, and you'll love completing it. It's such a huge accomplishment. I'll check out your blog!

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