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Derby Festival Mini Marathon Race Recap

Good Monday to you! What did you get into this weekend? I didn't do much...other than a little half mary. I should preface this by saying sometime last week I tweaked my back a bit but didn't let it bother me. I finished classes and was pretty much hanging out at home most of the week so figured I was in perfect race shape. My mom has also started walking and did her first mile last week with me and the pup and I was really excited about that! Since my pretty great 10 Miler I've been really looking forward to the mini and decided I was going to shoot for a 2:30. The first time I ran it in 2009 I did a 2:45 so if I could've been close to that time I would've been happy...but I would've been happier with 2:30...or 2:25 ;) Anyway, that didn't happen and now that I'm done sulking I'm less disappointed and can write a relatively decent recap. Now that that's out of the way...

Alarm went off at 5 am and I headed downstairs to wake up my pup for her mo…

One Day More

Yes I made a Les Miserables reference. Yeah, I'm kind of obsessed. I don't judge you, you don't judge me. TOMORROW IS THE MINI! I am SO excited and I'm not entirely sure why. This is the last race of what I've deemed the "spring race season" but I just love it. It's really fun, it's in my hometown and the shirt is pretty cute this year. I also missed it last year because of my "I'm too fat to run a half marathon." mentality. So in my state of overexcitedness, and inspired by this post and this post by one of my faves Run Eat Repeat I thought I'd share with you some of my fitness idols. I have a lot so it's hard to narrow down but I'll do my best.
Pink. I'm obsessed with Pink in all ways so why should her tremendous body (even post-baby) be an exception?
Source Source P.S. - Have you watched her video for Try? Or Glitter in the Air? Amazing feats of athleticism.

Kara and Shalane. Doesn't every runner (at least) love th…

Long Time No See

Oh, hey guys. Did you know I have a blog? Yeah, easy to forget. Well my apologies for your new found abandonment issues but I want you to know that I'm back and plan to be in it for the long haul from now on. So what's been going on? As a runner and general human being I of course was shocked, stunned, horrified etc. etc. by the events of The Boston Marathon. But like so many others really don't have any words to address it and at this point I still think it's best that I just remain quiet. In happier news, I just finished my first semester of grad school! There are SOME in my life who do not see that as a huge accomplishment. Those people no longer have a place in my life because I think if you care about someone then you should at least fake care about what's important to them. Right? Right. Anyhow, I have some very BIG changes in the works right now but they're not quite ready to be disclosed. I mention that in a cheap ploy to get you to keep reading. Did it…

Papa John's 10 Miler Race Recap

Oh heeeeeyy guys. Guess who forgot she raced on Saturday? Do you wanna know how it went? No? You should probably stop reading then. But before I recap can I just say how tiring racing is? I raced the 5K, took the week off, then the 10k, then the 7 mile Run the Bluegrass, then the 10 miler. Shew! I know I'm not fast or anything but I'm beat. Glad I now have almost 3 weeks until my next half so I can chill out a little...aside from the 25K bike ride  I may or may not do on the 20th. I've never done a real ride before other than the Mayor's Hike, Bike and Paddle back in May when I first learned to ride and that was like a kid's ride really. Seriously. A family ride. Awkward. Anyhow, on to the race.I woke up pumped for this race. The 10 miler is my absolute favorite race ever! The course is never too crowded, it's got some hills strategically placed right at the sweet spot of this distance, the weather is usually gorgeous and you get to finish on the field inside C…

Who is the Vegetarian in the Ville?

I do believe I have a few new followers thanks to my very first giveaway hosted by Kaliwood. Everyone join me in congratulating our winner, Mika from Fort Lauderdale! Say, Mika, is the weather better there than it is here in the Derby City? We're actually going through a tiny spurt of good weather right now before the tornadoes roll in so I can't complain. But back to the point, I answered a little survey today to give you all a little peek into who I really am. Hopefully you'll all learn something and feel free to answer some of these yourself in the comments. I'd love to get to know you too!1. What are you doing right now?Aside from blogging and not doing the things I'm supposed to be doing, I am "carb loading" for my 10 miler tomorrow and pretending that I'm watching The Expendables on SpikeTV because it's a good movie and not just because I like to look at Jason Statham.2. What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?Hmm...that I'm not sure…

Fruit and Nut Energy Bars!

Two days in a row?! I must be swamped with schoolwork to be blogging so much. Anyhow, remember when I said I'd start posting recipes? Maybe not. Maybe I never said it? Well here is a recipe for any of you interested in making your own fruit and nut bars. I am trying to move away from my pre-packaged foods so I've been working hard at finding recipes for things I like that don't take too long and that I can eat on for more than one day. Oh and anything that saves me money is good for me! I originally found this recipe here so I don't want you thinking I'm some kind of culinary genius but I did edit it just a bit to make do with what I had. Here's what you'll need:1 cup whole raw almonds1/2 cup dates1/2 cup dried raisin/golden raisin/cranberry medley (got mine from Trader Joe's)1/4 cup orange juice (I use pulp free for cooking/baking)1/8 teaspoon of salt (I have no idea what this is for)1/4 cup pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds)1/4 cup raw sunflower seedsShallow…

Run the Bluegrass Rookie Run Race Recap

Evening, Friends. I've got to be honest with you, I'm completely overwhelmed at this point. I know I go back and forth a lot on my emotional roller coaster and I hope you're all holding on. Less than 4 weeks left in the semester and I have only 2 more full books to read, countless articles, two 20+ term papers to finish, another smaller paper, oh and I have to figure out how to survive over the summer since I quit my job. Not a good day today. On the bright side I'm at least doing well in school which makes me think maybe this wasn't the worst idea I've ever had. But I digress. Let's get racing!I was super pumped to be racing with my sister since it feels like we've been separated for years. We drove to Lexington Friday late afternoon to get to the expo. Because of construction they gave us a detour which I printed out beforehand and we didn't have any trouble really. Once we got there, things were kinda weird.We walked in and were handed a plastic …