Raw Food Fun, My Last Race, and Me In a Fancy Dress!

FOOD

Friday morning was a big green smoothie, lunch was leftover soup, and dinner was some yummy Moroccan food up in Richmond at a friend’s house!

spinach, banana, frozen fruits, and freshly made sprouts!
spinach, banana, frozen fruits, and freshly made sprouts!

Saturday was a green smoothie, Subway, and leftover soup.

This morning I had a raw wrap that was really good!  I made up a batch of guac in my food processor, spread it on a collard leaf, and topped with sliced red bell peppers and sprouts.  Absolutely amazing!

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If you want to know, here’s the guac recipe: 1 onion, 1 hot pepper, 2 roma tomatoes, 1/2 bunch of cilantro, 1 clove garlic, and 1 large avocado.  Simple, but tasty!

Lunch was (you guessed it) the last of the leftover soup!

FITNESS

Well, it’s been an active and hectic couple of days!

I knew Friday I’d be pressed for time, so I downloaded a yoga class from Yoga Today specific for joint and arthritis pain.  The focus of this gentle class was the wrists, ankles, knees, and hips.  And for an hour long class for $3.99?  Yeah – I’ll take that!

I borrowed D's mat since mine was in my car.  Besides...his is pretty!
I borrowed D’s mat since mine was in my car. Besides…his is pretty!

So I set up in the green room and did the class.  It definitely helped.

And then Saturday I sort of ruined all that wonderful stretching 🙂

I ran in the Monument 10K in Richmond!  D, R, and I went up Friday night and spent the night with my virtual training buddy and her family.  Saturday we took a shuttle to the race (30,000 runners!), and away we went.

R and I before heading to the race
R and I before heading to the race
D and I on the shuttle
D and I on the shuttle
CT and her kids before the race
CT and her kids before the race
CT and I before the race!
CT and I before the race!
starting line!
starting line!

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CT and BT after the race
CT and BT after the race

It was a beautiful day, and while I won’t lie and said it didn’t hurt some, I’m glad I did it.  That said – it’s going to be my last run until further notice.  Low/No impact workouts are all that my body can handle.  Hopefully that will change someday, but we’ll see.

Today I’ve been really sore, so I went for a swim workout.  Of course then I hung out in the hot tub, and my joints and swelling seem much better for it.

LIFE

It’s certainly been a busy couple of days!  That said, it’s definitely been a wonderful weekend as well.

Right after work on Friday, D, R, and I headed up to Richmond.  We got to CT’s house around 730, the kids played and ate pizza (CT has two kids a little older than R), and the adults sat on the back deck, had a few cocktails, and then went to bed right around midnight.

We were all up by 7, eating breakfast, and then heading out to the race!  CT’s husband ran it too, so D hung out with all three kids.  BT is a speed demon, and he finished in nearly half the time of CT and me!

I will say this.  We had a wonderful time.  The weather was perfect, and the race was extremely well organized.  If you ever find yourself wanting to run a 10K in spring in Virginia, check this one out for sure!

After the race, we went back to CT’s house, said farewell to everyone (they’re moving to the west coast soon, so it really seemed like a farewell!), and then hit the road for the 2hr drive home.

We got home around 3, and all I wanted to do was shower and nap.  However….D and I had a formal event to go to, so we cleaned up, relaxed for a bit, then headed out for a fun night.

And…it really was a fun night.  We knew many of the people there and went with two other couples who are friends of ours.  We were there to support the Arthritis Foundation, have dinner (though they had nothing for me but side salads…so I ate two), open bar, silent auction, and of course donations.  We were especially moved by a young girl who was being honored.  She’s had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since she was a very young girl, and her story certainly brought me to tears.  So D gave me his handkerchief, gave me a kiss, and made a donation 🙂  Such a good man.

my sweetie and me
my sweetie and me
AC and I
AC and I
LC and I
LC and I

Today is a typical low-key Sunday.  House work, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, and trying to prepare for the week ahead!

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RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 year old busy career mom & full time student who is attempting to find her inner athlete, be a vegan in a non-vegan household, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, do yoga, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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