Saturday, April 18, 2009

YAY YAY YAY Best day EVER!!!

Today was the Spring Run at the YMCA. My dad ran it with me, it was WONDERFUL!
Last November, I did the Fall Run, same course, and I finished in 32:42
Today, and this isn't totally official, but I finished around 28:55!!!!!!!!!!!

Not only did I set a new PR, but I broke the 30 minute time, and even got it under 29 minutes! That's 2 minutes off my last 5k, only 3 weeks ago!!!
I'm kind of in shock. And a little scared to match it or beat it at the next 5k on May 16!
Dad did a great job too, around 25:50 for the 5k and 57 for the 10k. He ran both. He's a superstar. Don't you love the vintage running t's? That one was from 1988... haha!

Then Dad left for Cincinnati, so I decided to go to the IU Baseball game where JJ is the Athletic Trainer. It was gorgeous out today, mid-70's, sunny and fantastic.

I stopped by Bloomingfoods for lunch, I grabbed some sushi, fruit and a ginger carrot salad, which was amazing, and I'll be re-creating soon!

To make the game even better, if the pitcher strikes out 12 people, everyone at the game gets a coupon for a free snack attack pack from a local pizza place, which includes pizza, breadsticks and soda (when we redeem that, I'll need to go for a long run.... but I love free stuff!)

Then I got home and took Pumpkin on a long walk, and she demolished her Easter present while I blogged :)

Best Day EVER!!!!!!!


  1. Congrats on your run! That's awesome!

  2. Sounds like you had a great day.

    Major congrats on your super fab run!!

  3. Sounds like a great day!!(I'm a little jealous :), i've been studying)
    What an awesome time on your 5k too, i think its great your dad ran with you. Congrats!

  4. totally awesome Ash, you have totally inspired me. I signed up for my first 5k yesterday. I'm now training for it by using the couch potato to 5k.

  5. Congrats Ash! You are doing awesome!

  6. Congratulations on breaking the 30 minute barrier - that's awesome. Your running is going from strength to strength.

  7. Way to go on the 5K! That is awesome! Today I was busy baking your cookies. I'll post it on my blog later (with credit to you, of course). I made your M&M cookies and your sugar cookies. They are both so good!

  8. Congrats! That is an excellent time!

  9. Woohoo!! That time is awesome!!!

  10. Try this recipe for Ginger Carrot Salad. I left out one tablespoon of the vegetable oil and it was still yummy. It gets better over time too...

    1 pound carrots, grated
    3 green onions, thinly sliced
    1 piece of fresh ginger, grated
    1 teaspoon sesame oil
    2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil
    juice of 2 limes
    1/2 teaspoon sugar
    salt and pepper to taste
    Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl and stir to thoroughly combine. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

  11. Congrats! All of your hard work is definitely paying off!

  12. Ash this is totally amazing! And you were worried that outdoor running was going to be're a natural.

  13. Congrats on your time - you broke 30 minutes! That's AWESOME! :) You rock!

  14. Congratulations on your 5K...That's an awesome time!!!

  15. Good job on the run you look great. I need extra motivation now more than every...expecting a baby and I feel like I need a belly bra so running is out...hard not to eat everything in that I still have to watch it this time in my life too...cheers to the always healthy!

  16. Marketing Gurl. There is a product called belly bra(in case you didn't already know that). You should check it out.

  17. Congrats! You did awesome! I find it even cooler that your dad ran with you...

  18. Congrats on your time!! Woo-hoo! :)