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Running Rambles and Raves: Beaverdash 5K

This past weekend we ran the annual Beaverdash 5k and the weather was beautiful! It was in the upper 50’s at the start and the sun was shining. Since we live so close, we can get up at the last possible minute and still make it there on time. 🙂

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The Race Shirts: Long sleeve cotton t-shirts. . .that means we’re getting into fall races! The logo has been the same the last few years and they just change the colors. My husband preferred the green of this year to the purple of last year!

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The Race: Since the race took place in our neighborhood and we have run this race two other times, there weren’t any surprises. I had an awful race coming in at my slowest time this year by a minute. Come to find out, I should have brought a whole box of Kleenex with me instead of just three. Yes, it is disgusting. . .and really hard to run fast when you can’t stop sneezing and blowing your nose.

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Favorite Post-Race Food: While they had bagels, cookies, chocolate milk, etc. there, I definitely loved the fresh, fall apples they had the best. That and there was no way I was going to be consuming dairy with how congested I was. Of course, if we are talking about anything that I had after the race, the pumpkin spice coffee that I had after the race while waiting for the neighborhood parade was definitely the best!

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Next Race: Because of the crazy summer we had with lots of travel and unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to get much serious training in for long distances like we had originally planned. We will probably pick a 5 or 10K for October and prepare for the trail races we have coming up in November and December.

Do you like racing in the fall? Anyone running a fall marathon?


Thursday 19th of September 2013

People who run inspire me... I cannot run well. I know that 's a cop-out.. but it's always been true. I am a just takes me longer. LOL!

Congratulations on the race... well done. :)

Eat Good 4 Life

Wednesday 18th of September 2013

Oh wow, I have never run for fun but run just while I work out. My friends have been trying to convince me to enter just a 5k but I just refuse even though my time is really good. I might one day, who knows...Great choice on your post run. Who wants to eat a cookies after running? Not me :-)

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

Wednesday 18th of September 2013

Congratulations on finishing the race, what a great accomplishment! I'd definitely run faster if there were cookies at the end, too!


Wednesday 18th of September 2013

That shirt is cute, I always steal Shane's race shirts :) Shane is doing the NYC marathon in November I think but that's the only thing on the schedule right now.


Wednesday 18th of September 2013

I love your running posts! Looks like so much fun, and I hope you're feeling better!