A Run Date and Girls Day Out
Chad and I ran the Red Legs 10K on Saturday. Just a 10K, right. No big deal. Not! All of last year was about distance and ultras and I hadn’t run a race with a time goal in a long time. When I put the timing chip on my shoe my heart literally started beating faster. Stay focused on the goal of a 10:00 pace.
Not a minute of doubt was allowed to creep in.
The start was a bit congested. No doubts. No excuses. It was hot. No doubts. No excuses. After the crowd thinned out it was total focus. Chad and I barely spoke after the first mile or so until we crossed the finish line. I can’t give you a single detail about the course (other than 2 bridges and ending inside the Reds Stadium) or any of the other runners. By the way, there is just something so cool about running around the field of a professional ball stadium! Before we left we watched the start of the kids race. They take off with an intensity that makes me laugh. They don’t hold back!
Average pace: 9:58.
I surprised myself! I was on cloud 9 for the rest of the day!
One of the best things about blogging is the opportunity to attend live events. On Sunday Alyssa and I enjoyed a girls day out starting with Simple® Skincare and Popsugar’s Passport to Healthy Skin event at a farmer’s market in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Findlay’s Market is a huge outdoor market with 100s of food vendors and produce stands and I wondered how they were going to pull this off. Yoga and massages? I couldn’t picture it.
As soon as you walked under the white canopies you walked into an oasis of skincare, nutrition, fitness, and relaxation.
We had the best time! A few hours chatting about the things I am most passionate about and want to teach my daughter. Yoga and refreshing fruit infused water. A massage and healthy snacks. It was more like hanging out with friends who all felt the same.
Part of the event was everyone receiving Popsugar’s Must Have Box and Simple® Skincare product samples. Alyssa liked the skincare products and the perfume that smelled like suntan oil the most. Me? I love the infuse water bottle with the juicer that attaches to the bottom. How cool is that? Simply press, twist and infuse.
For more information, locations and dates of future events visit simpleskincare.com. If you get the chance to attend, do it! It’s a great way to spend the day!
I was compensated for attending the event sponsored by Popsugar on behalf of Simple® Skincare. I was not required to write this post, but I had such a great time how could I not. As always, all opinions are my own.
Have you ever had a weekend that was all about health and fitness? Have you ever attended a live event as a blogger?
Be HEALTHY. Be HAPPY. Be YOU.