Whew, I’m feeling a little wiped after an awesome 12k race! Today started very early with a huge pre-race smoothie of hemp protein powder, strawberries, banana, kale, carrots, chia seeds, and dates for plenty of energy. I left the house at 6:45am to pick up my sister and dash to the Run Rocklin 12k we ran together. And it was a packed event with a kids run, 5k, and 12k – lots of runner of all types and ages.
I’ve never run this race before, but really enjoyed the distance and course even though it was very hilly! Even more enjoyable was the perfect weather we got this morning, no wind or rain as the forecast showed!
The course winded through hilly and scenic neighborhoods.
And I PR’d for the distance coming in at under 9-minute miles, 11th of 49 for my age group.
I noticed an older gentleman a few runners ahead of me in the race and managed to stay close to him. When I checked the results, I was floored and inspired to learn he’s 81-years-old and beat me! That’s awesome! I hope to be an active runner at his age!
Pleased with ourselves, my sister and I loaded up on freebies before heading home to shower.
Sweet hubby took me out for a wonderful lunch at Baagan to celebrate after where I started with kale chips.
Then a huge kale salad.
And an amazing chocolate banana soft serve ice “cream” topped with house make raw vegan chocolate chunks. But it disappeared before I could get a good picture!