Fitbloggin 5K

Courtesy of Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point

This morning we had the option of running a 5K or walking a mile sponsored by New Balance. It was a chance to try out our new shoes so I decided to just go for it and run the damn thing.

New New Balance shoes

I haven’t run since the dreaded Turkey Trot in which I was near tears around mile 2.5, but I figured I could just walk if my knee acted up.

Don’t be fooled by the action shot provided by Caitlin as it makes me look much faster and happier than I was. I was in all kinds of pain but I had no idea where I was so I had to keep going to avoid getting lost.

Lovely Baltimore

But I made it and it was great and I’m glad I did it. I do miss running a lot but I just can’t put my body through it. I’m going to try and get some time with the New Balance team and see if they can give me some advice on what I’m doing wrong as far as stride, gear, etc. But for now, I am a yoga-only kind of girl and I’m just fine with that.

Our post-run breakfast was an oatmeal bar courtesy of Quaker.

Oatmeal breakfast

I added dried cranberries, cinnamon, pecans, honey and banana.

Now we’re off to get more free things and learn stuff. PS – I’m wearing my “I Like to Say Things and Eat Stuff” shirt. Fitting.

8 thoughts on “Fitbloggin 5K

  1. Congratulations for going for it! Hopefully New Balance will be able to help you out since it’s something you miss so much 🙂 Totally awesome they gave everyone shoes. And just as awesome is a Quaker sponsored breakfast. Yum!
    Have fun today, absorb lots of fun stuff!!

  2. You do look very fast and fierce in the photo!! I’m all about doing the damn thing and I’m happy you weren’t in too much pain for the 5k. I had to take off running for around 6 months because of a knee injury so I know exactly how you feel. I hope you do find out what’s causing the pain and that it heals quickly. In the meantime enjoy doing yoga. 🙂

    It was great to meet you today. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

  3. I did get lost! But, then my husband insisted that I take a new smart phone with me. So I found my way back easily. I thought I did at least an extra 1K or something, but I mapped it. Turns out I think I cheated!

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