#GoalsCheck, weekend in review and giveaway!

Had a pretty exciting weekend. Ally and I both placed in a 5k we ran on Saturday. I had a 8 mile training run, then ran a 5k to get 11 miles in. Ally placed 1st in her age group and I came in 1st overall female. I am still shocked! We both have some new goals now.

Ally wants to get her 5k under 26 minutes, which should be doable, she’s done it before. And she has decided to run a 10k this summer, most likely in July.


This might be the hardest 5k I’ve ever run and the first one I wanted to quit. I know I didn’t hydrate well on Friday, and yes I had just run 8 miles. I had about 30 minutes to rest in between though. I got about 1/2 way through and my sides were hurting so bad I actually stopped for about 3 seconds and thought about just walking.

I had just passed someone from the running club who told me I was the first female and I think that was the only thing that got me going again. Could I really win this race? I didn’t realize I had this competitive streak in me!

I knew I had only about a mile left and I knew the course so that made it a little easier but I was worn out. It took a while to recover Β and I’m pretty sure dehydration was setting in. But I’m proud I “sucked it up” and kept going.

And I’m super proud of my daughter!



#GoalsCheck Monday!

  • Run a good 5k – check!
  • I was supposed to run that 8 miles at a 10 minute pace, I’ve been sore and decided to slow things down but that didn’t work out.
  • Water – good for the week, but not good on Friday
  • Weights – good, upped my leg press to 95 pounds
  • I’ve put on a few pounds I need to get off, I know it’s not just muscle. I tried on some clothes from last summer and a few are too tight…YIKES!
  • So that brings me to food….need to get back on track!

Active Accessories Giveaway!

*I received a complimentary product from Active Accessories but all opinions are my own.Β 

Have you heard of Active Accessories? They make some fun workout/running accessories ~ hair ties and an accessory pouch (more on this one later!). They sent me a set of the On The Go Hair Bands to try out and a set to give away! The hair ties are bright colors and they have a few in there that say RUN so I’m kinda partial to those. They are made from a soft, stretchy elastic ribbon. I have been using hair ties for a while but I have basic colors like black, brown and grey, so these are quickly becoming my favorite ones! I wore the RUN ones as a bracelet this weekend.


My nice, slow, flat recovery walk/run on Sunday!


If you want to try to win a set of these awesome hair ties you just have to enter via the Rafflecopter below. You can also order a set here, they ship for free!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The sweepstakes will run from Monday, April 29 at 8AM until Friday, May 3 at 8PM CST. The winner will be announced Saturday, May 4. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be a resident of the US to enter and void where prohibited by law.

Hope you all had a great weekend! Did anyone race? Reach any new goals?

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I don’t have a runner’s body, but I have a runner’s heart – and that is all you need.

Army Sergeant Jennifer Morris, Runner’s World Challenger

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24 Responses to #GoalsCheck, weekend in review and giveaway!

  1. Joyelle says:

    My workout today is a Muscle Fusion class! I haven’t tried any of the accessories but would love to – I think they are super cute. Love the pink!

  2. Karen says:

    Glad to find you…I swear I find more blogs from giveaways! Following now! These hair accessories look really CUTE! Love the ones that say run!

  3. Carrie says:

    Going to run a quick 3 today!

  4. Amanda says:

    Haven’t done my workout yet today! Nope have never used Active Accessories products! Hope I win!

  5. mschem says:

    Congrats on your goals. Still nursing injuries that are keeping me sidelined. I’ve never used Active Accessories, but they look very nice.

  6. Betsy says:

    My workout today will be my physical therapy exercises and probably a short walk. =)

  7. Jen says:

    Great week and great goals πŸ™‚ Never tried active products.

  8. I’ve never tried active accessories, but i’ll try ANYTHING! This morning i did a 7 mile hill workout. NOT FUN! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Wow, fantastic job and congrats to both of you! What a successful weekend!

  10. thepreppyrunner says:

    WAY TO GO! That’s so great about winning overall female! Can’t wait to hear more about your future training! Thanks for linking up. πŸ™‚

    Ashley @ The Preppy Runner

  11. Laurel C says:

    I ran and then hit the gym for weights today!

  12. Wooo…you could totally run circles around me…and I exercise regularly…and I run. πŸ˜‰ LOL I just don’t like running, but I do it anyway..well a combo of cardio activities, but running is definitely one of them. Way to go in your race this past weekend!! Woot woot!!

  13. schraderjill says:

    My workout today is going to be a long long walk all around the Dallas Zoo with my daughter!

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  15. Lynn says:

    Pilates and run with the pups

  16. I haven’t worked out yet – but will be doing some cardio and hopefully getting in some miles !

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