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Giveaway!

Good morning, good morning! I'm just here for a quick update this morning to tell you I'm taking part in my first giveaway hosted by the lovely lady of Kaliwood. In conjunction with a few other bloggers we are giving away all kinds of fun stuff in the event spring (or dare I say it, summer) decides to make an appearance this year. Subscribe to this blog via email and like Vegetarian in the Ville on Facebook and enter! Also, read this post and check out all of the bloggers participating. Happy reading :)
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Rodes City Run 10K Race Report

Welcome to another installment of Racing with Rennay! Yesterday was the second leg of the Triple Crown and just happened to be my second favorite race distance. I seem to have an affinity towards the number 10 because 10 miles is my most perfect race distance followed by a 10K. Anyhow, yesterday was the Rodes 10K and it was quite cold. Not as cold as I was expecting since all I was hearing about was this dreaded winter storm warning for the weekend but it was definitely chilly. Nice running weather though so I just dressed appropriately and didn't end up having any problems. I didn't get a chance to pick up my race packet on Friday because I was too busy BUYING A NEW TO ME CAR!So I had to head downtown early with Rinny (yep, I named my car after Mirinda Carfrae) and make it to the garage in time to get my number. I was of course panicked and of course it was for no reason because everything worked out fine. The Colonel and my mom made the trip with me and hung around at the st…

Life Bar Cleanse: Day 3

And we've reached the end of my experiment boys and girls. Kind of bittersweet. The menu was the same as Day 2 and when I got home from school with just one drink left I still wanted to throw it out the window...just a little. I mean, I drank 18 drinks in 3 days and didn't chew once! But I pressed on. While drinking the last Gorilla's Delight and not writing the paper I should've been writing I watched Hungry for Change. I can't say enough about the film and highly recommend it to anyone who eats food. Particularly in North America. Check out the trailer, the full film is on Netflix.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8794NQvYfU&w=560&h=315]There are a few key points I'd like to make regarding a juice cleanse:I spent 3 full days not being hungry at all. Seriously. I was never hungry and I was never overly full. I was consistently comfortable which is a really bizarre feeling. When you're not hungry you're not thinking about food. When you&…

Life Bar Cleanse: Day 2

I can gladly say that Day 2 was better than Day 1. It's hard to write this post right now since I'm winding down Day 3 and am a teensy bit grumpy...just a bit. But I'll press on. I mostly forgot to take pictures because I was actually enjoying the smoothies. Up first was an Avocado Dream drink and it was delish. I sipped on my way home.I kind of forgot to take pictures at this point which is why you're getting an empty cup. This smoothie was marked as GFL and I don't really know what was in it. I could look up the ingredients but I can't be bothered.Number 3 was pretty damn good. And I don't even like chocolate. But it was a Chocomaca or something and it was basically a chocolate shake.At this point I quit taking pictures. I had class at 4pm so I drank number 4 while driving and number 5 during class. Number 4 was the Easy Being Green (clever right?) smoothie and it was what you'd expect. Green. But it was good. Number 5 was something marked Healer. I d…

Life Bar Cleanse: Day 1

Well hello there! As people in the midst of life crises often do, I have made a drastic change in life. And by life I mean in food. And as an aspiring masters degree holding retail worker Nutritional Anthropologist I do like new foods. So I decided to do a 3 day juice/smoothie cleanse hosted by our great local vegan juice spot Life Bar. I signed up for the Level 1 cleanse during this past Saturday's Vegetarian Tasting Fair at Rainbow Blossom which consists of 6 smoothies you drink throughout the day. There's a Level 2 and Level 3 too which are each more intense than the one before so the nice rep at the fair recommended Level 1 for me. Yesterday was my first day and unfortunately the employee mixed me up the incorrect batch. So I got 6 juices instead of smoothies. Hmm...shouldn't be a big deal right? Well the all juice cleanse is actually Level 3. But I figured, what the hell, and stuck a straw in number one as soon as I got back in the car.Once I got home I took a picture…

Quarter Life Crisis...Continued

Have any of you noticed the life crisis I'm currently in the midst of? Have I hidden this at all? I mean, I probably didn't hide it so well in this post...maybe it's become more apparent through my lack of posts. Or maybe not. Maybe you've all been under the impression I'm doing great which would be awesome but highly unlikely. Truth is, I am doing alright. But it's a fine line I'm constantly teetering on. Yesterday I went to look at cars with my mom since I'm considering a new one. It was a pretty awful and terrifying experience. One I'm definitely not ready for. My mom then said, if you think this is bad, wait until you buy a house. And here comes the depression. I think about buying a house pretty close to 50 times per day. I have dreams about painting walls and not having my dog bark every time the neighbors run up and down the stairs. I imagine a fence where I can go outside and play with her and gardens and landscaping. I feel the pride of act…

Anthem 5K Race Recap

Hello all! Good news today! Actually this weekend has been lovely so far. Last night I went to the Pink concert downtown which was more amazing than I can explain. Pink is my very favorite artist and The Colonel got me tickets for me and my sister to go for my birthday but it did keep me out quite late despite the Anthem 5K this morning. Totally worth it though.So excited!Not enough hours later I got up for the race and for a split second wanted to go back to sleep and scrap it. But this isn't some frufru 5K, it's the Triple Crown. And it's the first leg. It would be like missing the Derby then trying to show up for the Preakness and Belmont. Talk about a waste. So up I got and headed out...without breakfast, a drink or my compression sleeves. Awesome. But I have been trying to depend on them less and am to the point in my acupuncture treatment that I'm just maintaining since last time I literally had no pain to discuss. My sister wasn't running with me which was a…

Ups and Downs

Hello friends. Sad news. We had to put our yorkie of 17 years to sleep last night. It was a pretty terrible experience that has left me and my sister not really wanting to do anything. But we did at least go for a run today to get moving and feel better. It helped but it'll really take time. So to brighten things up, thought I'd let you in on what types of things are coming up in the next few weeks. I won't bother talking about what school stuff is coming up because that's no fun. Race wise, here's what's up, Saturday is the Anthem 5K which is the first leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running. I can't believe it's already Triple Crown time! That means it's spring! Crazy how time flies. Anyway, the 23rd is the second leg which is the Rodes 10K and the 24th is the third race in the Shelbyville Triathlon Series which will be my first race in the series and my first tri of the season! Really looking forward to it even though I'll likely come i…

Disney Princess Half Marathon Race Recap

Hello friends! Finally ready to write that race recap but I'll keep it short and sweet. To sum up this race in one word, I'd choose FUN! It's a super fun race and was totally worth the money, stressful travel and frizzy, curly hair from 3+ hours in the humidity. Wait, wait, wait...3+ hours?!Yes, you read that correctly. Man did we get our money's worth!Our gorgeous Florida condoWe got to Florida around 10 the Friday before the race and were instantly smacked in the face by the humidity and I was quickly reminded how much I hate summer. Have I mentioned how much I hate summer? Anyway, fast forward to Saturday and it was time for the expo!None of my pictures could do the size of the race true justice. The expo was packed but not nearly as irritating as I expected, particularly because every parent there was fantastic and kept their kids from running wild. I appreciate that immensely. Plus there were fun things for them and everyone to do. We bought a couple of things and…