Weekend Recap {May 6-8, 2016} - Girls on the Run 5K

Posted May 10, 2016 in weekend, Weekend Recap, Girls on the Run, 5K, running, meal planning, meal prep, Target, spring, shopping, healthy eating

For the past few months, I've been helping to plan the local Girls on the Run 5K. The race was this weekend, and it was a success!

If you're not familiar with Girls on the Run, it's an after-school program for third- through fifth-graders. The girls meet twice a week for 12 weeks, and the curriculum promotes building self-confidence through physical fitness. During the program, the girls train for a 5K. Then at the end, they run a 5K.

We had about 80 girls run with their run buddies and coaches, and it was such an inspiring event. 

Here are details from my race weekend...

Friday, May 6

I had to pick up some supplies for the race, and my living room became race headquarters. 

I had a quick salad for dinner - greens, organic caesar dressing, pepitas and croutons. I didn't feel like cooking after running around picking up race stuff.

Saturday, May 7

Because I knew the day was going to be long and busy, I started my day with a walk/run and a cardio abs video. 

Breakfast was a cashew coconut smoothie that was so so good. 1 cup almond milk, plant protein powder {get the best one here --> bit.ly/sara-protein}, 2 tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut, 2 tbsp. cashews and cinnamon. 

Then it was time to load the BF's truck and head to Yanney Park to set up for the 5K.

My parents, as always, helped a ton. My mom, dad and niece volunteered the entire day! I had other volunteers come in shifts to help with different tasks. 

The Yanney Park ambassadors drove us on the race route in a golf cart so we could write motivational sayings on the sidewalk with spray chalk. The lady on the left is Becky, the Girls on the Run coordinator for our region.

Runners started arriving around 1 p.m., and I had volunteers spray their hair with glitter. 

The race started at 2 p.m. I push the button on the blow horn prematurely, so the race started without any announcements. Oops. 

Once girls started crossing the finish line, I realized that all my work and stress organizing the race was so worth it. For many of the girls, this was their first time running a 5K race. There was such a sense of accomplishment and pride on their faces when they finished the race. It was pretty awesome.

By the time we tore down the race, loaded up our cars and unloaded everything at home, I was exhausted. 

Since my parents helped out so much, the BF and I wanted to treat them to dinner. So we went to Market Grille. I had my usual salmon with rice and grilled vegetables…and wine.

The BF and I ended the night by watching Joe vs. the Volcano. It was the first time I saw the movie, and it was sooooo good! It's one of the BF's favorite movies. 

Sunday, May 8

I decided to treat my mom to some Mother's Day doughnuts! I picked them up from Delight Donuts.

OK, I'll be real…I really wanted doughnuts on my birthday and never got any so I thought Mother's Day was a good excuse for doughnuts. Side note: The BF thinks this is insane, but I prefer to cut a piece from multiple doughnuts so I don't have to commit to one doughnut. Luckily, my mom was OK with me having a bite from most of the doughnuts I bought for her ; )

I spent the rest of the morning going through my closet, swapping out my spring and winter clothes and getting rid of clothes that I don't love or that don't fit anymore. 

It felt refreshing to have all my spring and summer clothes in my closet. I also made a list of clothes that I need or want to invest in, and I sent a note to my Stitch Fix stylist. I love using Stitch Fix to get unique clothing, especially because there aren't many places to shop around here. You can check out Stitch Fix here --> bit.ly/ssstitchfix

My mom and I went to Target in the afternoon to look for shorts - one of the things I need for summer. 

I ended up buying an amazing tie dye maxi dress and a jewelry tray

Also these paper plates. Totally cute.

We ended up looking for shorts at, like, every store in town. All the shorts have 3-5" inseams, which is too short for me. I feel a lot more comfortable in a longer short because I have curvy thighs and don't want to spend the summer with chafing issues. I ended up looking for shorts online forever, and still didn't find much. It seems like the only options are slim fit bermudas or short shorts. I want relaxed fit shorts with a 7-9" inseam. This apparently doesn't exist. I did end up ordering a pair of "girlfriend" fit shorts from the Gap. Hopefully they work!

I meal planned and prepped after my shorts buying adventure. I made an avocado ranch dressing with hemp seeds, my beet juice/apple juice/apple cider vinegar morning concoction and prepared a big salad to eat throughout the week.

The BF and I ordered sandwiches from Jimmy John's for dinner because we didn't feel like cooking. I had a Beach Club with no mayo on whole wheat bread. 

It was such a great weekend. I'm glad the 5K was a success, and I'm also glad that it's over! I'm going to take a break from event planning for awhile. I need to relax!

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