2014 Sea Dog Brewery 5k Race Recap

Since I had such an awesome week of training last week, I actually felt inspired to write. I actually ran this 5k race last month but I really want to get in a better habit of recapping my races so I finished this one up before I got started on the recap from last weekend’s race.

Running a race in Chicago in August is a VERY different experience than running a race in Florida in August. Seriously! That was probably the biggest lesson that I learned during the Sea Dog Brewery 5k race on Sunday, August 16th. The weather was so much warmer and the humidity was absolutely stifling. When I finished the Chicago 10k a week earlier, I felt awesome and empowered. The opposite was true when I finished the race on Sunday. What really frustrated me was that I ran half the distance!


On Sunday morning, the alarm started going off at 6 AM. I wasn’t really in the mood to get out of bed but I also didn’t want to miss the first race of the American Running Company (ARC) race series. I quickly got dressed, reset the alarm for Pete, grabbed something for breakfast, and headed out the door. It only took me 30 minutes to get ready, which is pretty darn impressive for me.

The race location was a little less than 30 minutes for the house and it had plenty of parking when I arrived,. Even though I had gone to the bathroom before leaving the house, I decided to use the port-a-potties before the race started. The line was still pretty short so I went in search of my timing chip. When I got back to the line, it was crazy long and I started to worry that I wouldn’t make it to the start of the race. Thankfully, things moved fairly quickly and I made it to the start line with a few minutes to spare.

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Weekly Workouts {09.08.14}

Weekly Workouts: September 8, 2014

It has quite a few weeks since my last weekly workouts update and quite honestly it has been a few weeks since I had a decent workout (or did any sort of sweating at all). After we got home from Chicago, I let work and everything else get in the way of my marathon training,…

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Coffee Date {9/5/2014}

Well hello there! It has been way too long since my last blog post and my last run or workout for that matter. It isn’t that I don’t want to go for a run because I actually do. Life just seems to be getting in the way. Oh and I am fairly certain that my…

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Chicken and Kale Quinoa Bowls Recipe

Chicken and Kale Quinoa Bowls #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I don’t know about you but my life is pretty darn hectic during the week. Long days at work, horrible traffic during my commute, and training for a marathon do not leave very much time left in the…

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Weekly Workouts {08/11/14}

Weekly Workouts: August 11, 2014

And with that, there are only fifteen more weeks to go before the Space Coast Marathon (and my 30th birthday).  Last week was not the comeback week that I was hoping for. Sometimes I feel like you need a vacation after a vacation to recover and get back to normal. Pete and I got home…

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