Dash and Splash 5k

The Dash and Splash 5k is complete.

Post race snack:

It wasn’t the best race for either Danny or me. I don’t even know what my official time was - it was 36 and some seconds. My excuse this time is that my legs were sore from boot camp yesterday. I always have an excuse as to why I’m such a slow runner.

Danny’s time was 24:54, which I thought was awesome, but he wasn’t happy with.

I have pretty much accepted the fact that I am a slow runner, but lately I have been wondering why I’m such a slow runner. I’ve been running for three years, since my first Muddy Buddy in 2009. Not serious running, but more for a hobby, exercise, and fun.

You would think after running for more than three years that my time would improve, but no, mine hasn’t. I have tight calves which making running difficult, but not impossible. I’ve done long runs, short runs, fun runs, speed work, and whatever else, but I never improve and I can’t figure out why. Maybe I don’t push myself hard enough? I feel like I do. Maybe I need someone to teach me how to run? I just honestly think my body wasn’t made for running.

On to better things…like food.

Last night, we went to Panera for dinner. I had the Mediterranean veggie sandwich and the classic salad. Every time I order the classic salad, I forget that I hate it. It tastes like grass. I used some poppy-seed dressing, and managed to eat it, but I have to remember to stop ordering it. But the Mediterranean veggie sandwich is my favorite sandwich ever.

Also speaking of food, I made the Funfetti dip my niece’s birthday party today, except I used the actual Funfetti cake mix instead of the confetti cake mix and it came out 10x better. Maybe 100x.

I also used plain yogurt instead of vanilla. This dip is awesome. I definitely recommend making it with the Funfetti rather than the confetti cake mix.

We’re off to my niece’s first birthday party! Have a great day!!

8 Comments

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8 Responses to Dash and Splash 5k

  1. Key Master

    Great job Heather and Danny!

  2. Marlene

    great job on the race Heather and Danny, see you soon!

  3. Pam

    Just read your post and had to go to Panera for lunch to try the Mediterranean veggie, the cilantro hummus definitely makes the sandwich! I got it on sourdough though, it was about 200 cals less than the bread it normally comes with

  4. I love Panara’s sesame chicken salad

  5. All those ingredients must make an amazing dip!

  6. Sandee

    I’m not fast either. Even when I’ve tried “speed” workouts my time is still the same. Lol. I’m going to try to do more hills and hope that helps. We just vacations in Colorado and after running for almost 3 weeks in the higher elevation my runs have been faster since we came home. Hope it lasts :)

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