Workout Wednesday: nine70 5K

Happy Wednesday!

Well, last weekend, I competed in my first pregnant race, the nine70 5k! Of course, I’m not too big yet and people would have likely thought I was just a little chunky (rather than preggo) if it weren’t for my spiffy “Running for Two” top my sista gave me. Thanks, Kate!

It was a beautiful Saturday morning here in Fort Collins – a perfect running day! Aside from a lovely morning, the race didn’t start until 9am (got to sleep in!) and it was also a fundraiser. Winning on all levels. A big part of the day was bringing your old running kicks to donate to be sent to people who need shoes. They had a ton of sneakers!

Unfortunately, they didn’t set up mile markers so I have no idea what my splits were (which makes me think I need to add a Garmin running watch to my Christmas list). Overall though, I ran the 5k in 29:45 mins! That’s a good 5-6 minutes slower than my typical 5k pace (PR is 23:41, my average is 24-25 mins) but I was still proud to complete the race in under 30 minutes. I’m sure as I get bigger, I’ll get slower. :)

After Saturday, I’m pumped to be feeling so good while running again! I’m hoping to get in a few more races this fall…I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

All the donated shoes!

Jogging Photography

Me and McBaby (and some lady’s rear end).

How about you? Are you signed up for any fall races?

Oh, What a Night

Last Friday, the spouse and I were lucky enough to attend the NoCo 20/30 Suitcase Party. It was a blast! The party is a fundraiser for Fort Collins youth programs and definitely one of the must-attend events in our area. Our close friends invited us and we couldn’t be more thankful for such a fun party…we’ll definitely be going again in the future!

The Suitcase Party is a very unique event. Not only is it located inside the Otterbox Hangar (how cool is it to host an event in a hangar!?) but it offers delicious food, a huge selection of drinks, an incredible band, and amazing auction items. I saved the best part for last though….the raffle.

At the end of the night, one lucky couple will win an all expenses paid a trip on a private jet to Napa Valley! The flight leaves that night from the party…which is why you’re supposed to bring a suitcase. Have you ever heard of a cooler raffle!? Unfortunately, the spouse and I didn’t win but were having too much fun to be jealous of the couple that did.

We had an absolute blast at the party and hope to attend the event for years to come! A big thanks to our friends who invited us and a huge thanks to the NoCo Active 20/30 group for investing so much in our youth. They hosted an incredible event and I couldn’t imagine a better cause. To make a donation, visit their site!

Clockwise from top left: My spouse and friend Jesse (her hubby is on the 20/30 Committee), the spouse & I, the hangar where the party was hosted.