10K Official

Well, it’s official folks. On October 12th, I’ll be running 6.2 miles!

photoOh man, oh man. I’m not sure if I should be excited or extremely scared! My longest outdoor run thus far has only been 4 miles. And it has left my hurt slightly sore this entire week. Training over the next month should be fun! 😛

I had actually shared with Nick that I was wanting to run a 10K, but I hadn’t found a local one to sign up for. Yesterday, his boss sent out information about this run benefiting a local hospital and several other organizations. We took it as a sign that this was the race where we should attempt the 10K! Nick and I both signed up today. And yes, we are both already nervous 🙂  But, in hindsight, it makes my 5K tomorrow evening seem like an easy practice run!

After work today, I quickly drove to downtown Springfield to pick up my race day packet for the Glow Run 5K! I picked up my glow gear and my hot pink neon glow run shirt and headed over to Salon Moda for a quick haircut.

photo(67)Whadaya think?? She cut off around 2 inches and lightened up my layers a little. I love my long hair and just needed a little refreshing! She also finished me off with some soft curls. I’m always amazed at how hairdressers make curling hair with a flat iron seem so easy! I cannot make my Chi straightener curl my hair the way Amanda can! I guess she’s just a miracle worker.


Dinner was pretty easy tonight! We had some aging green peppers in the fridge that needed to be cooked or thrown out asap. So I chopped up those babies with a turkey sausage to saute for a bit with some simple seasonings (mostly salt, pepper, and minced onions). I also threw in some chopped celery and sugar snap peas for extra veggie power.

photo(66)I added a little water to keep the mixture from sticking and getting too dry. After around 10-12 on medium heat, the veggies and meat were perfectly tender and ready to go!

photo(65)Looks delicious, right?! It was super simple. I chose to have mine by itself, while Nick had a small baked potato on the side. He liked it a lot! And his potato helped cut down the salty kick…I may or may not have added a tad too much salt!

By the time we were done eating, it was already pitch black outside! And close to 65 degrees!! This meant I could put on my fleece pullover and still be cool for our evening walk. Nick, Mac, and I set out for a 30-minute walk to help settle our full tummies. All in all, it’s been a great and cozy Friday evening.

Hope you all are having a great start to the weekend. Tomorrow will include teaching Jazzercise at 8:15, then a few hours of rest before my race at 8 PM. Nighty night!


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