Color Run 5k 2014

This past Saturday I got the chance to finally do a Color Run and it was SO much fun! The entire run was energetic and crazy and just plain fun. It wasn’t too competitive, but I was proud of myself for running the entire time!

Before….

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and after!

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Annnnnd some more pictures…

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Can’t forget the cheesy jumping picture.

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And my post-run lunch {stuffed acorn squash, nectarine, plum, and turkey slices} because it was pretty and delicious.

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Weekend Summary

I squeezed in a 4.5 mile run yesterday morning, and I’m glad I did because the weather was PERFECT. Overcast with a cool breeze and an occasional glimpse of sunlight. Absolutely wonderful. Now that it’s officially spring, the trees and flowers are budding out and it makes for a lovely morning run.

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For my pre-run breakfast I had a White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Bar, a Fuji apple, and about two tablespoons of White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter & Co. Peanut Butter! (recurring theme, can you tell?) This is my go-to breakfast before a run because it’s sustainable, but not too heavy.

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My protein drink to refuel from my run was about a cup of Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk, 1/3 a scoop Milk Chocolate V-Core Vantage protein powder, and a splash of  Archer Farms black coffee! If you’re used to the taste of almondmilk, I highly recommend this drink! It tasted almost exactly like an iced mocha from Starbucks, but it’s a whole heck of a lot better for you with 80 calories, ~8.5g protein, ~2.5g fat (~1g Saturated fat), ~3g carbohydrates!

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I didn’t get a picture of my post-run lunch, but it was some leftover vegan zucchini alfredo, pan cooked shrimp, a Wasa crisp with 1/4 of an avocado and salt & pepper, and some blueberries!

I did manage to keep myself busy for the rest of the day running errands and such, but I definitely am more productive in the mornings.