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Happy Wednesday! Random Blog - 5K results, Park & Craft Pictures

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Good morning! I have a bridal shower next month. The first thing I did after reading it was wonder what the bride & groom registered for. The biggest reason I wanted to find out what I could buy them is so I can be creative with the gift idea. I don't normally like to just get a gift and give it. I like to jazz it up! I checked this morning to see what the two registries have. I might get a pitcher and put some recipe cards with it or decorate it somehow. I am not sure yet - I will have to think about it more. For some reason I usually like to do extra with what I give!

Here is my normal afte-5K picture! I emailed the staff of the event to see if they were going to post times. I didn't get a response though. When I did pass the clock, it did say 31:55 though. For some reason I am wondering if it wasn't a full 5K. I definitely don't think I did that well this time - especially because of all of the hills. I am not going to take this as a new PR because of how many times they said "Fun Run". I know everything about the event says it was a 5K, but I dunno! My legs haven't been as sore the past three times I raced. I actually have been trying to run differently. I used to run just on my toes. Now I am trying to put my heel down first. I actually don't know the CORRECT way to run - maybe I should look that up! A while ago I did do research about the right way to breathe, but I never really looked up the best way to actually use my feet.

Here are some pictures of the park yesterday & also some of the decorations of my Garden/Organic Party. I love THEMES! When I have dinner parties, I love to plan out everything about it. Details are my friends! Now if I could only spend extra time working out instead of planning parties. At least I am happy when doing craft projects! For the party: I made cupcake liner straws, almond cinnamon raisin balls, ribbon on the candle holders, ribbon on mason jars (going to put flowers and lemons and limes in the jars), painted white mini vases and cut fake flowers to match, and made cards with all of the food items. I put the ingredients on the inside of each card. The gift basket I made has herbal tea, garden gloves, and 5 packets of seeds. I made a trivia game about fruits, veggies, gardens, and similiar things and the winner will win that!

I would like to go to Zumba tomorrow, but I don't know if I will have enough time. I will be cleaning tonight, Thursday and Friday for the party. I also need to buy 75% of the ingredients tomorrow night and Friday because they have to be as fresh as possible! I also need to get some fresh flowers to use as decorations.

Hopefully everyone has a lovely rest of the week. Keep Sparking!

After Mother's Day 5K

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    Enjoyed the pictures of your creations.
    1739 days ago
    Wonderful blog. I would give a cookbook wrapped in a dish towel and a scrubbie bow or a plastic pail filled with all kinds of houseware things you always need, but don't even think about wrapped in cellophane with lots of curled ribbons. But your ideas are really super! Thank you so much for putting pictures so we could see your work.
    1743 days ago
    You have such great ideas! emoticon
    1743 days ago
    I enjoyed your blog and the pics were neat. You are pretty creative.

    Can't wait to hear how the party goes.

    1743 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome Blog and Pictures. Congratulations on Your Race. All the Things That You Have Made for the Party Is Fantastic. Please check with a Professional Trainer on the correct way to run. You do not want to injure Yourself by running the wrong way. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Great Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1743 days ago
    This was great, and you also took really good emoticon
    1743 days ago
    You and all your pictures look absolutely great! Keep up the amazing work!
    1743 days ago
    I love that you personalize your gifts - what a great touch! Nice job on completing another 5K. The stuff for your party also looks wonderful and really creative and fun. I can't wait to hear how it goes!
    1743 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    Awesome job on the race!!

    You are so creative - your guests will be impressed!! Enjoy the weekend!
    1743 days ago
    Great job on your 5K! If you naturally land on your forefoot or midfoot, stick with that and don't train yourself to heel-strike. The worst thing you can do is over-extend your leg out in front of you and then land on your heel, which increases the chance of injury. The foot is natural shock-absorber that works best when you land more on the front/mid foot and then go down to your heel for the next push-off.

    Your party decorations are fantastic, and I'm sure you'll come up with a great idea for the wedding gift!
    1743 days ago
    Your guests will be so impressed! It all looks great! Glad you enjoyed your 5k.

    FYI I run on my toes and front part of my foot for the most part. I have been told to run for what is natural to myself. Have you shopped at a good running shoe store? They will make sure you have the right shoes after watching you walk/run. That's your best bet.
    1743 days ago
  • DALID414
    How does your hair look so good after a race?!! Mine would be drenched in sweat!
    1743 days ago
    Hi KIMPY!

    You're doing so well! Living life to the full. What an inspiration you are!

    There are a lot of great running technique videos on YouTube. The one that helped me is here:

    Plus, here's a playlist of a lot of different tips and troubleshooting: (the audio is not very good on these, but the instructor is great!)

    1743 days ago
    Very nice Kim - just cause it 's called a Fun Run does not mean its not timed or measured correctly ?? Perhaps you are not in pain cause your getting to be a more conditioned runner- I know that I am doing the Glow Run in June and they clearly posted that this 5k is not a timed Race - I am so Happy for you - Love your party decoration , nice theme !! Are those glasses or vases ? Hugs Karen emoticon emoticon
    1743 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/15/2013 10:46:47 AM
    1743 days ago
    Pretty, pretty!!! have fun with the party!
    1743 days ago
    Congrats on having another 5K under your belt. Love your photos! You look so pretty in the last one with your hair down. :)
    1743 days ago
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