Run Baby Runnnn

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Welcome to my first race recap! I have never done this before because I am only a pretend runner, so just ignore the fact that I have a million pictures and I might just ramble on.

From the beginning! I woke up on race morning at 4:30 am, I don’t think I slept at all. I was nervous about running a 5k, who gets nervous about that?

Most bloggers were running the half or the full, they should be nervous!

Anyways, I can wake up at 4:30am to go run with some crazy people, but I can’t even make it on time to my 8:30 am class….?????

I was up so early that I was the ONLY person on the metro. It was kinda creepy.

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Anyways, I was the last person in the relay leg so I had a few hours to kill before I had to run, since it was like 30 degrees the other runners and I took over a small coffee shop. No joke, real customers could not even come in!

imageThankfully I had amazing company, I was running with Joy an awesome bloggy reader/ blogger! We made two relay teams so someone always had a person to run with. It seriously was the best thing ever.

Joy was awesome because she let me do my own thing and she took pics of me the ENTIRE time. I kinda wanted to keep her.

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When it was finally time for me to run, I had no idea what to do with myself. I was not ready to run, I had not run 3.1 miles since June! But excitement took over and I went on my way.

My first race ever!

image I ran with Pandora playing on my driod, I stopped and walked a few times to stretch out my TIGHT shin. Yes, I took walking breaks during a 5k, but I ran slogged 90% of it.

But hey, I looked good doing it!

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Best part of a race cheering people on, I would yell anything to anyone, motivating them to just runnnnn! The signs were totalllllllly amazing!

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I won’t lie, I had trouble running, we hit some hills, but I zoned into my music and did it.

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Best sign everrrrrrrrr! I am totally a Kenyan.

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I took 0 walking breaks the last mile and brought it hommme!

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Thankfully I found another blogger to finish with! Hi Mindy! She is an awesome blogger, and she ran a 1/2 marathon!!!

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And just like that we were doneeee! Fun fact: we finished with the first female marathoner!

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My team ran the 1/2 in 2:28 and between all 6 of us we ran a full marathon! We rock!

I am so badass, I got a medal for running a 5k.

Ballerrr!

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Susannah, Carly, Me!, Joy , Joanna and Amanda Awesome bloggers!

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Running a relay was soo organized and too much fun, we all have plans to run another one!

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Joy made us these amazing medal holders, I can’t wait to run more races!

Post race, I had fun plans to meet Matt, Evan, Anne and Gena for lunch at Sweetgreen! I was soo tired, I felt like I actually ran the full marathon, thankfully the amazing company woke me up!

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We are all bloggers and all in school, we pretty much ruleee

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I <3 the men bloggers! They are epic for doing what the do!

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Fun fact: Matt was actually my TA for calc 1, before we knew that we were bloggers!

The last meet-up of the day was at Northside Social, TONS of D.C bloggers packed the place.

IMG_6783 Holyyy bloggers! Next time can we all wear nametags with our twitter handles?

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Me, Madeline, Evan, Holly and MindyIMG_6780 Lauren and Lauren!

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Megan, Amanda and Ashley

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IMG_6788 Evan and Caitlin!

Seriously, sooo many bloggers. I was done and ready for bed at like 8pm

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So Evan and I booked it to the Alexandria Whole Foods, we basically sprinted because Evan had to pee.

And stuffed our faces at the hot bar.

IMG_6793 No joke, I think we ate the whole thing. I was in tofu+ quinoa heavennn.

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This has got to be the longest recap everrr, I am totally spent just writing it. And my spring break is officially over…

back to reality without bloggers and races.

So thanks for reading my first race recap, and even if you just skimmed I still like you!

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21 Responses to Run Baby Runnnn

  1. Kacy says:

    Yay for you and your awesome race!!!!!!
    Boo for me being late to the party and not being able to see you. Any chance you’re free tomorrow evening?? If so tweet more or DM me your number!
    Congrats again girl – you rock!!

  2. Whoop!! Whoop!! Yes girl, you DID look good running that 5K!! You looked gorgeous at the end! I would look like a sweaty mess after a 5K. haha. So proud!! I see a half marathon in your future!!! Get to training. ;)

  3. cait says:

    wow i love thi girl! CONGRATS! You’re amazing and you look AWESOME dong that 5K! pamper yourself after you’re fabulous run! you deserve it!

  4. Kelly says:

    Great race and recap! It was nice meeting you last night!

  5. Emily says:

    Congrats on a successful race! I think you should add a few more to your calendar :) I’m so sorry I missed the blogger meetup — but #fitbloggin is going to be here super soon!

  6. Way to go! Wish I could have made it to the meet-up but I’ll see you at Fitbloggin’ if not sooner. :)

  7. Cate says:

    Way to go! Congrats on your first race, that is totally awesome! It sounds like you had a great time, which is really what matters. :)
    The relay sounds fun too. I want to do one of those someday.

  8. Brittney says:

    You are too cute! Great job on the relay girl! It was so fun seeing you again last night! I’m glad your picture of us came out good :)

  9. run recap!! :) congrats on your first race – relays are fun!!

  10. Sana, your recap is GREAT!! Congratulations on your race, that’s fantastic. It definitely looks like you had a blast. :)

  11. Lee says:

    Great job, Sana! You are definitely a real runner! I think I’m going to do a marathon relay in October. How does it work exactly?

  12. Susannah says:

    So great meeting you! Your recap was fun to read – those signs were just as funny as you said! Hope we can run together again soon!

  13. Nice job! You would be so fun to run a race with :)

  14. Ayma says:

    Yayyy! Sana so proud of you! :) congrats!

  15. Toni says:

    Congrats on the race! Job well done! That sign made me laugh hahaha “if it were easy, i’d be doing it!!!” bahahaha

  16. Big congrats on the first race! I was sooooo happy to see you and Joy after my relay leg! Such a fun weekend and so much fun to meet. We need to do it again :)

  17. Wooo congrats on the race!! The meetup looks so fun, too. Can’t lie, I totally wish I had been there this weekend!

  18. Wow! There was a ton of bloggers!!
    Great job on the race ! Your team did great :) Love those guys’ signs.

  19. Maren says:

    Congratulations! It looks like so much fun. And being the only person on the Metro is totally creepy.

  20. Jen says:

    I can’t believe this was your first race! You look so happy- you’re totally a racing natural. I see more in your future ;) Congrats!