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Monday, October 22, 2012

First 5k & Weekend Fun!

Okay, so Saturday was my first 5k and it was AMAZING!!  It was such an all around positive experience, and I am so glad that I crossed this off my bucket list!!  This was, hopefully, the first of  many to come, and I will never forget it!  The only negative was that my shirt was a size small and when I asked to swap it, they said all they had left were smalls.... why did they ask me what size I wanted when I registered then?  Oh well, maybe I can wear it next year!!

This 5k was the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run supporting breast cancer.  There were over 5,000 people running in this event and included any person you could imagine... women, men, survivors, kids, big, thin, all coming together to support a fantastic cause.  All money raised went to help by equipment to help provide the earliest detection possible!

It was a beautiful day with temps in the 50s and sunny skies and I actually wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be.  I ran with my best friend ever, Christina, who had actually done a race before, so that came in handy.  Parking was a NIGHTMARE and we had to cross a major road to get to the race area, and as we were about to step into the street, I tripped and fell for all the passing cars to see.  Luckily, I managed to only scrape my knee.... it wouldn't have been a true Jenn experience if I hadn't busted my ass at some point.

at the starting line!!

As for the race itself.... holy HILLS!!!  I was expecting one or two, but it seemed like the whole race was uphill!  We started up front to avoid the stop and go and before I knew it the first mile was over in 10:45!!  A full minute faster than my fastest mile... I kinda knew I was in trouble then.  I did have to take a couple of breaks to walk, never for more than a minute or so, and I was beating myself up over it on the inside.  I crossed the finish line at 38:30, my fastest time ever!!  It felt beyond amazing, I felt like I could do anything, and if I had been able to breathe easily, I might would have cried.  It was such a special thing to be sharing with my best friend, 5,000 strangers, and all the people cheering us on.  I can't wait to do it again... in December!!!  We already signed up to do the Rudolph Run and are working on snazzy costumes!!  If you just so happen to be in the Alabama area yeah right come by and join me for the best feeling ever..... almost.
 After!  idk what my face is about!!

And what better way to celebrate your first 5k than with MIMOSAS!!!

This weekend, I also learned that I REALLY need to work on my sex appeal.........
I sent Ryan this picture, with a text saying "this is your birthday lingerie, ENJOY!!"  to which he replied, "LOL, that's foxy!  It's really cute, did you buy it?"  Ummm NO!  It was supposed to be a joke!!  So, I have decided to definitely invest in some slut wear no matter how self conscious I may be.  Sexy has NEVER been my thing... cute and goofy/awkward.... maybe.  Fake it til you make it, right??

 Fox and Shark = BFF!!

We were pretty sure we heard them calling security to come remove us from the dressing rooms

Yesterday was Ryan's 27th birthday, and the 8th that we have spent together!  Since we both had to work yesterday, I decided to make him a big birthday breakfast before I went to bed.  Don't worry, he didn't eat the whole thing, and I had a VERY modified version.

 A rare picture of us.... taken back in 2010 :)

So, that was basically my weekend.  I went back to work last night and I just have to make it until Wednesday morning and then I am off for 8 glorious days that I am hoping to fill with cleaning, organizing, and countless projects!  I hope y'all had a great weekend!!!

Love, Jenn!


  1. Awww, you were so excited about the shirt and they gave you one that would probably fit a barbie... what a bummer! But great job on the race and your time... I'm proud of you and can't wait to tackle my first 5K!

  2. So proud of you girl!!!
    You pictures looks like it was really fun!!! I knew you would love doing it!

    Also, not going to lie that breakfast look delish!! Have a great night at work!! Talk soon!

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