The Glo Run Race Review


On Saturday The Hubs (henceforth to be known as Run This Dad) and I ran The Glo Run for the second time.  And omg you guys…I ran the entire thing.  No stopping.

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That has never happened in the history of Krysty.  And I got a new PR…my first sub 40 5k.  Now, before you go all “omg that is soooo slow…” it felt like I was sprinting at times.  I ended that race so disgustingly proud of myself.  And thankful of my amazing running partner and coach.  He kept me motivated and pushed me.  And now that I know that I can do that…there can be no going back. I know that I am capable of it, so I have to run like that every time.

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Now for the review of the race…

So the entry fee went up significantly  from 2 years ago.  But there was no increase in the swag…so I am really curious why if the registration fee nearly doubled in cost, why there was not double the stuff.

I never got an email about packet pickup until the one stating that it was delayed…even though they BLOW UP not 1, but 2 of my emails with promos all year long.  And even though we had a team set up, we were not given the gear promised to us at packet pick up.  In fact, the guy was a bit of an asshat about it.  And seriously unhelpful.

So when I went to the actual event to pick up the remaining glo gear that we were not given at packet pick up…because you know we are all irresponsible and break it; so we can’t be given our gear until seconds before we race, all that was left were the necklaces.  Which was kind of a bummer, as I already had a ton of them, and really wanted glasses (they apparently did not order enough for everyone…whaaa??).

The course was the same as 2 years ago… a bit hilly, which was fine.  And good training for the half next month (omgomgomgomg).  Lots of fun stops along the way, and thankfully no strobe section this year.  It made me so sick last time.

They do not do waves, but with the vast amount of participants…they really, really need to do waves.  It would keep the course…a narrow path around Normandale Lake, moving much better.  It’s a family friendly race, so there were LOTS of strollers, and walkers…and selfies.  I think having waves would keep the flow going and the party rocking.

I had hoped for photos of Run This Dad and I along the course, because I ran that race…and I wanted a good photo of me doing it…but alas not a one.  I have never run a race and had zero photos.

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We didn’t stay for the after party…us being old folks and all…plus I wanted to get home to my baby!

When all is said and done, I don’t think we will do this race for a 3rd year.  It will likely be nearly $60 next year and that is ridiculous for a 5k.  I’d rather do The Glo Party Run in Rochester, MN….it’s cheaper and you get some bling.  Yes, I run for bling.

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5 Things Friday


5 Things Friday

FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve been looking forward to this Friday for a while.  It’s a Baby-Free-Friday!  Well, mostly!  The Hubs is off today for the holiday weekend, so I get some out of the house CPT study time, and then we are having a grown up slumber party at a friends house!  Adult beverages, games and good company…it’s gonna be a blast!

It’s also the weekend of races!!  The Hubs and I are running the Glo Run tomorrow night, then I have a doubleheader on Monday!  Remember last Labor Day…

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CRAZY how that was only a year ago!

Ok so here is the 5

  1. Last week I became a part of this awesome team of ladies and I gotta say…I know that this is absolutely the right decision for me and I cannot wait to see where I can go with this team! misFITREPublic_logo_chicks_pink
  2. How is it the end of summer ALREADY!?!?!
  3. We went to see The Giver last weekend…I wasn’t sure based on the trailer that it would be true to the book…but it was.  I balled like a baby during one particular scene…if you’ve read the book or seen the movie then you know what part and why.  I am very interested to see if they will continue the series with the remaining 3 books.  I would love to see the rest of the story on the screen.
  4. I started this new book, well audiobook because you know…babies. 10603449_581598276858_7422801249980577229_n
  5. It’s almost 9:30 am and both of my lovies are still sleeping.  Whaaaaa?

Throwback Thursday


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Oh yeah…that is drunk face.  And that is what happens when you leave a camera at a party that I attend.  I commandeer it and take senseless pictures.  This is from a NYE 2012 party in a swanky loft in Downtown St. Paul…it was a blast.  We all danced to the Gangnam Style, took goofy photos, and had too much fun.

Limelife Planners


 

 

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A few weeks ago I got this little gem from the ladies of Limelife Planners…and I freaking love it!

I will tell you all about the features, but first because everyone asks about the planner because of the cover…

I made a collage of photos that inspire me, that have the people that I love, and things that I am proud of.  I sent the photo over to the ladies after I ordered but had no idea that it would look SO AMAZING!  IT turned out beautifully!

It is an 18 month planner, with a monthly spread and also weekly planning pages too.  The basic planner just has the monthly pages, but you can add a few different add-ons to make this a totally custom planner.  I added the weekly pages, and a meal planner.

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I am beyond thrilled with my planner and you should head over to their page and check em out!!

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3 Lactation Recipes That Don’t Suck…so your baby can


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When Babylove was first born we really struggled with the breastfeeding thing.  Mostly because I felt like I was not making enough milk.  So I set out to find some lactation cookies that could help me.  And now, nearly 11 months later, we are still going strong!  I can’t believe that we’ve made it nearly a year.

The first batch was sort of a flop.  They tasted awful, and lasted forever because I just didn’t want to eat them.  But then I altered the recipe a bit and the next batch was great!  But you are a new mom and ain’t no booby got time fo dat!

So here are my 3 favorite lactation recipes that I have made, and loved!

Butterscotch Lactation cookies

Lactation Smoothie

White Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

 

Jeff Galloway Meet & Greet


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Last Thursday I was invited to a clinic at a local running store, Run N Fun (love them!) with running coach rockstar, and Olympian Jeff Galloway!  If you’ve never heard of Jeff Galloway…and if you run then you should definitely know who he is, he is responsible for developing the Run Walk Run method for training and completing races.  It’s a great method by the way.

He gave a great talk about his coaching, and did a Q&A.

I had no idea that he was such a research based coach.  He has written many books, and does so much research and looks at lots of studies in order to write and give the most up-to-date and accurate info about training.

Some of the topics he covered:

  • Cognitive strategies – having a mantra, or magic words to get you through.
  • How to improve your endurance – adjusting your training schedule to achieve maximum recovery after a long run or event day
  • Running Camps – um, yeah…I wanna go to a grown up sleep away running camp!
  • Nutrition – the salt and carb loading myths.

It was so inspiring to see him and listen to his talk.  I’ve been slacking in the running department this summer, but I think I can get back on track if I employ the Galloway Method!

Have you met any Run Coach Rockstars?

5 Things Friday


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What a week!!  There has been so much going on here this week!

The weather has been a bit crummy here in Minneapolis this week, and that is no fun!  Hopefully next week is better!

Ok now for the 5

  1. My child has been oh-so-crabby this week.  I know that she is teething, and it hurts…but then she went and did this…  10351904_577956075858_6178963937514071720_n
  2. My first 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge Group was introduced yesterday…and it sold out in a matter of a few hours!  So excited to get these people started, and get the next group going in another few weeks!10540905_791563487584161_2532873577501736479_n
  3. I also set a pretty big intention this week…and I am really nervous and also super duper excited about it.  I put some BHAGS out there and in less than a year from now these will all be donezo! 10481887_791085594298617_6443930309869998231_n
  4. After a week off from the Chiropractor, I got some more work done and am feeling so much better! I have been struggling with some intense low back pain, and extremely tight hip flexors for months now, and with just that little bit of work I am feeling better and cannot wait to hit the pavement again!
  5. Last night I got to meet Jeff Galloway!  I always get super inspired to be a better athlete after meeting running superstars.  It was a great night, and I will be doing a separate post about that event later on.

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