Friday, September 14, 2012

DC Color Run Review

I know I'm way late getting this up.  It's been a crazy week at work.

Anyhow, last Sunday was The Color Run in DC.  They held it in the National Harbor and I'd heard a lot of buzz about another race held there back in the Winter that went horribly awry, so I was a bit weary.  It was VERY well organized.  I got there extra early just to make sure, but even people that got there at the last minute said things were smooth.

The start was between buildings.  I'm sure the people that live in those buildings were not thrilled with all the people there that early on a Sunday with the music and such, but it worked for the race logistics.

Running through the color stations was a lot of fun, but I definitely inhaled more colored corn starch than is probably recommended!

The run was fun, but these color throws at the after party were probably the most fun part of the whole event!  There was tons of energy and excitement.

Blue Color Zone

Orange Color Zone

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In 9/8/12

Weigh-in: 195.2 - Down 1.6lbs - Down 139.4 overall 
I was away last weekend and didn't get to make a post.  I was down 0.6 before I left and down another 1lb this week. I'd always like to see it go faster, but I have to live a little too.  Being out of town (and a little too close to Sweet Frog) was not good for me last weekend.  I tried to get back in the saddle this week, but still struggled a little.  I'm just happy to see a loss and I can also see a change in my shape here lately, so that's a positive.

High of the Week: Going away over the long weekend.  We just went to a local mountain resort, but it was nice to get away and have some time to relax.  We went on a scenic chairlift ride up into the mountains and spent some time at a huge indoor water park.

Low of the Week:  Returning to work after a long weekend - it's always rough!  My September calendar is out of control.  I'll be all over the state and even one trip out of state for work.  The nights away make it hard to keep my exercise routine and eating habits in check, so I'll have to be extra conscious of my decisions this month!

Best Work-Out:  I am doing the Color Run in DC TOMORROW!!  That meant that my long run either had to be added on top of this or moved.  I decided it'd be easier to move it.  I put in 6 miles before work yesterday!  I can't believe that I did a long run and then went to work.  It's not that they wipe me out, but I'm just not a morning person and to get up that early to run and then still work a full day.  It felt like an accomplishment.

Photo of the Week: 
Pictures from last weekend - it was a little foggy/rainy during our stay.

For real!  Nothing feels better than running off the stress of a rough day!
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