Sunday, March 20, 2011

Race Recap: Coventry Challenge 5K

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” This quote by Neale Donald Walsch pretty much sums up my 5K experience.  If you had told me three months ago that I was going to be able to run a 5K without dying I would have laughed in your face. For a long time. Although my time was not anywhere near excellent( 40 min) I felt like a  million bucks. I got to run with a very dear friend of mine, and we got to catch up. It was a 5 min walk to the race, and the weather looked like this:

007It was about 7:20 am, if you wondered why the sun was rising as I was walking :) Pre-race I ate the yummiest(100% all natural) cranberry-oatmeal power bar:

005 I was thinking it might not be enough, but it was perfect. no nausea this race! I filled my water bottle with half water,half apple juice, and it was the perfect amount of pre-race sugar.

Ok, I am about to tell you about the best thing that has ever happened on this great,green earth. It is called Kiwi. Kiwi,(not talking about the fruit here, though it plays a part) is a frozen yogurt place that literally blew my mind. Here’s a picture:

kiwi The place is epic. The walls are lovely and pink, with giant kiwis painted on them. it felt like sunshine as soon as I walked in, but it got better. Along the entire back wall, there was self-serve frozen yogurt dispensers. There was about 30 different flavors, but that isn’t even the coolest part, the highest calorie count you will find in any yogurt is 120 for a half-cup.Better yet, there are several,very yummy varieties weighing in at only 80 calories! You fill your cup up with yogurt, and then it’s time to move on to toppings. There is just as many topping choices as yogurt choices. I topped my mango yogurt with kiwi,raspberries,blackberries and granola. SWEET!

Last but not least, i finally go my hair cut! I went with a sassy,shorter cut inspired by Miss Carrie Underwood’s Grammy look from 2010:

carrie ahir Here is how it turned out on me :

new picture It is way shorter than it was, but I love it! :)

Goodnight, and goodbye friends! Love you!

who has your favorite hair style?


  1. Sara I love your hair!! Sounds like the 5K was a neat experience as was the yogurt place!

  2. Oh my gosh F! first of all, I'm sooooo proud of you! 40 mins is an awesome time, especially for the training that you've done.. And I'm so jelly too because that yogurt place looks like the coolest thing ever.. And oh my gosh! You look gorgeous F1! definitely love the hair.. So, I'm glad you had a good weekend. I can't wait to hear more about it. Love ya!

  3. I am so proud of you for not just running the race but finishing it!!!!! Also LOVE the new hair cut! Love you.