Lululemon Half Marathon Trail Run

Hiiii all! What a wonderful unplugged (from technology) weekend I had. And can you believe that it’s already Wednesday?! Only two full days left of work. Ah, I love long weekends.

Anyway, on Labor Day my younger sister and I ran a half marathon trail run that was put on my Lululemon Athletica in Los Gatos, where I live. Without really training for this run, I did pretty well. I mean, I’ve been running, CrossFit’ing, and weight lifting, but haven’t really done much speed work or long, long runs. The 13.1 miles, half of which were on a local trail, UPHILL and hard, which we were not aware of, was difficult but super rewarding. Don’t most, if not all challenging things you get through rewarding?

Pre-Race

Christine, left. Sleepy Me, right: Don't judge our beauty... lol

Ek... we look horrible... but it was 6:45 in the morning.

 

Me!
My sister!

Yes, wonderful (“unmakeuped” and sweaty) pictures…

Post Race

Shweaty, shweaty mess. 🙂

 

Again, don't judge. Not our finest pictures. 😉

*Ahem* Check out numba’ 38 finisher… Not horrible! And I placed 5th in my age group… (out of 50, but shhhh, don’t tell anyone that was it).

 

Woot Woot!! 38th overall and 5th place in age group!

I got the exact same time as I ran my first half marathon last year… which is good since this was a trail run, with actual intense hills to climb.

 

Showered, clean, dressed, makup'ed, and about to be fed.

And for the nutrition part of today’s post, I give you the race weekend eats!

Pre-Race Dinner

Oh yes, these are RED KABOCHAS! Thank you Whole Foods!

Protein packed: Beef/Lamb burgers
Burgers (mine bunless), baked red kabocha, and veggie fixings

Post Race Recovery

Chocolate Coconut Green Smoothie Recovery Smoothie

We also gorged on these protein muffins, which were a chocolate version, unpictured. But you can bet these were so delicious that I’ll be making them again- with pictures.

And that concludes today’s post. I hope you enjoyed it… simple and a little random. Just how I like it. 😉



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