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?


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

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


My sister!

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

Post Race

Shweaty, shweaty mess. πŸ™‚


Again, don't judge. Not our finest pictures. πŸ˜‰

*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. πŸ˜‰

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