Hello! How was your weekend? Mine was great! I've been back home visiting family and that's always a wonderful time. We've had AMAZING fall weather and I'm loving just being outside surrounded by the beautiful changing trees! I can't wait to spend the next week doing some fun runs in the foothills and on my favorite trails. Speaking of which, I have a couple of fun running related things to share with you guys today!
First of all, I finished my first post-pregnancy 5K on Saturday! It was Homecoming Weekend at Colorado State University and I've always loved doing the 5K the morning of the big game. The race takes place on CSU's campus and it's always so beautiful and brings me back to my college days...
My race went really, really well. I didn't have high expectations, but was hoping to get a good benchmark to see where I stand running-wise post baby. I have been running about 2 days a week for the last 8 weeks and have only done a few runs longer than 3 miles so I really just wanted to FINISH and feel good! I happened to run into an old friend at the starting line and we ended up running the whole race together! We hit a perfect pace, the race flew by with all our chatting and I finished under my "goal" time! It also felt great to run sans puppy and jogger! I'm feeling much more motivated to keep running and to start working on my speed and distance again!
Makena was ready to cheer me on in her Run Mom Run Onesie!
Like this onesie? Check it out and other ones like it at Cheer Baby!
My other big running news is about National Stroller Running Day! One of my fellow bloggers, Katie at Mom's Little Running Buddy has been working hard to get this going and it's finally happening! National Stroller Running Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 8th! Katie has partnered with some great companies (like BOB and New Balance) and has some awesome giveaways going on in honor of the day, so be sure to check out her blog.
You all know how much I love my new Bob Ironman Stroller, so I'm super excited to celebrate "virtually" with moms all over the country on November 8th! Little M and I will definitely get out on the roads that day, and I'm hoping to organize a group stroller run in town with my Mommy & Me Bootcamp Buddies!! If you want to participate too (and why WOULDN'T you?) check out Run Stroller Run for a race nearby you, or organize your own little run yourself! I'd love to hear your plans!
Finally, to wrap up my running news...I have to give a big shout out to my DAD who ran the Denver Rock N Roll Marathon this weekend. You never cease to impress me and motivate me! Thanks for sharing your love of running with me and WAY TO GO!
how about you?
Did you run a race this weekend?
Are you going to participate in National Stroller Running Day??
It's great to see you! I'm Alyssa and I blog about all the things I've found "essential" in my life as a fit mama and football coach's wife. You'll find all kinds of fun stuff here like workouts, oily info, football stories and more!
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