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I’m busting out of my unintentional month long hiatus with a celebratory post! One of my goals this year was to run 10K and I’m happy to say that I as of May 1, 2011 – I can cross it off of my list!

I completed the run in 52 min 51 seconds which is FANTASTIC and I was thoroughly surprised. Though I had a mental goal of making it under an hour, I didn’t think it would happen because I didn’t do any proper training (thank goodness I had been going to BodyAttack!) and I absolutely hated the first 60% of the run. This is what went through my head:

Warming up at the start line: whoohoo, so pumped, I can DO THIS!
First 100 m: Feelin’ good!
500 m: Geez, it’s kinda cold out here…
1k: OMG it’s FREEZING.
1.25k: I hate this
1.5k: WHO DOES THIS!?!?!
1.75k: WAAAH, I’m so cold.
2k: I should really just turn back now…
2.25k: This really sucks. My fingers are turning blue.
2.5k: No, no! Think positive. You’ll start to warm up soon.
2.75k: FML
3k: If my tearducts weren’t frozen, I’d have tears on my face.
3.25k: Suck it up, Jen
3.5k: Think someone will notice if I cut out and hop on the subway towards the finish line?
4k: Whyyyy did I sign up for this?
4.5k: Dear god, these old people are beating me!
4.75k: I’m never going to make it.
5k: Oh yay! Half way done!
5.5k: What? Another 4.5 km? Whyyyyy?
6k: YEAH!
6.5k: I can do this.
7k: I CAN DO THIS!!!
7.5k: Thanks right, bitches! Eat my dust!
8k: Two kilometres to go!
8.5k: I think I’m high!
9k: Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
9.5k: I CAN SEE THE FINISH LINE!
9.75k: YAYYYYYYY!!!! (sprints)
10k: WHOO HOO!
Post-race: That’s it?!

After the race, I met up with a friend and we snapped a pic with the coolest runners ever! Whether the chicken or the egg came first, they wouldn’t really say but at least they were nice and warm in their furry costumes!

10k finish line
Finally, brunch with the team at the Brazen Head in Liberty Village. My eggs benedict were divine and the perfect post-run meal!

brunch at brazen head

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(cardigan from ralph lauren, purple long sleeve tee from ann taylor, scarf from street vendor in barcelona, pants from levis, boots from joe fresh)

Decided to mix it up a little in my photos yesterday. Was tired of the regular stance! So here’s a quick guide on how to get a mini-workout at the office.

1) Wall squats. Next time you call a meeting, forget the chairs. Just have everyone do a wall squat. And leave the meetings with extra firm buns.

2) Slow-mo power walk. Work on your balance by exaggerating your power walk and doing them really, really slowly.

3) Dancer’s pose toss. Like paper toss, play a game with your co-workers by striking dancer’s pose and having them try to shoot wads of used paper through the loop. Testing your strength, balance, and flexibility with this lovely posture. Minus 10 points if a flying object hits you.

4) Tabletop picnic. Ditch the cafeteria. Who needs to sit down at a table when your colleagues have got you?

I have to say, chilling on my imaginary chair, playing with shadows on the wall was a great way to spend my break!

I was up all night and now am super sleep deprived, high on cough drops, and sick as a dawg. My weekend will be spent recuperating so off I go. Have a fabulous and healthy weekend!