Weekend + a winner

by Kim on May 28, 2013

Hey guys! Hope you had a fun and restful holiday weekend!

Here was the highlight of mine:

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My first 10K is officially in the books! It didn’t go quite as smoothly as I’d hoped, and I missed my goal time by 3 minutes (which I’m blaming on a very necessary mid-race porta potty stop), but I still had a blast.

Other highlights of the weekend included…

–Scoring this awesome kid-carrier backpack for $15 at a garage sale. Ready to hike!

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–Planting some pretty annuals in the front yard. Landscaping project plan about 92% complete.

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–Grilling out with friends for Memorial Day on Sunday. I wasn’t in a picture-taking mood (partially because the weather was horrible and we were trapped inside), but I did snag one shot of M in a friend’s giant boots.

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–More grilling back at home yesterday! We did burgers, sweet potato fries, and something called “firecracker corn” from our new Hy-Vee. The corn was smothered in parmesan cheese and salt, which left us chugging water the rest of the night.

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–Lots of this:

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–Working at the Madison Marathon expo Saturday. So much fun!

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This year, we had a wheel (see it in the middle of the pic above?) people could spin to win prizes like socks, towels, candy, tickets to Summerfest, and race discounts. Everyone got SUPER into it. Occasionally, someone would hit the jackpot ($15 off a race entry) and would go rushing over to the registration table in a daze, thinking it was a SIGN they were supposed to run. Hey, whatever works.

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The Endurance House team was NOT doing free foot strike analyses at the expo, as I’d hoped. I’ll just have to stop over there one of these days to get it done.

Kelly was kind enough to stop by the expo and drop off some FlashBanz for me to wear in the 10K (it was a night race).

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More on how those worked out later…

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I also got this weird pen-like light in my race packet, which I didn’t have a clue how to wear.

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I’m not sure if the Rayovac sponsors had ever run a race before, but if they had, they might have realized that wearing a long necklace with a stick on the end isn’t really conducive to running.

20130525_184006 Trying to show off my bracelets, but it just looks like I’m jumping rope.

Shoot, I’m running short on time and I have a LOT to say about the race itself, so I’ll be back tomorrow with a full recap! Sorry for the cliffhanger!

In the meantime, the winner of the ProGrade Genesis green drink supplements is…

Katie!

Kate Winner

Katie, please send me your info (full name + mailing address) at healthynestkim@gmail.com and I’ll get your fist ever green drink on its way over. :)

Have a great afternoon!

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Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome May 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Congrats on completing the night time 10k! Sorry it didn’t go as planned but at least you did it! Looks like you guys had a pretty good weekend! Lots of grilling, yum! Loving the grilling weather we’ve been having lately. My favorite way to cook food :-)

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Sarah @ PickyRunner May 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Sorry your race didn’t go as planned. Not all of them are our dream times but someday we’ll get to where we want to be! That expo looks way better than the one I went to this weekend!

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Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama May 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Major score on the kid carrier! Our girls love going for hikes in the carrier!

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