Bloomsday 12k

This past weekend I finished my spring racing cycle with one of my favorite races, the Lilac Bloomsday 12k in Spokane, Washington. This was my second time running it. I would put this race on a must-do list for any runner. Spokane is beautiful, the course requires a strategic approach  which makes it fun, and the volunteers are the friendliest. Just a top-notch event all around!

Getting race-ready.

Getting race-ready.

I think I may have dug myself into a little hole this spring and went in to the race a bit more tired than I thought. Race morning I felt awesome and confident but my body was fighting any kind of fast running. It happens! Results here. I It was a great weekend and I was able to hang out with some pretty awesome ladies. Big thanks to Bloomsday and Jon Neill for having me!

 

View outside my window in Spokane.

View outside my window in Spokane.

Heather, Alvina, Kristen and I at athlete brunch.

Heather, Alvina, Kristen and I at athlete brunch.

We were definitely fan-girling Tatyana McFadden. Such an amazing athlete.

We were definitely fan-girling Tatyana McFadden. Such an amazing athlete.

Lucky to have Emma to run with...until she dropped me. :) So great seeing her again!

Lucky to have Emma to run with…until she dropped me. 😉 So great seeing her again!

The ladies. Lucky to know them! Strong and speedy!

The ladies. Lucky to know them! Strong and speedy!

Ahhhh...began my downtime at the airport in Spokane with some Washington wine.

Ahhhh…began my downtime at the airport in Spokane with some Washington wine.

Began my first day off playing fetch with this little lady and recovering with some Gen UCAN.

Began my first day off playing fetch with this little lady and recovering with some Gen UCAN.

Up next will be enjoying some time in San Diego before heading up to the mountains for some altitude training for the summer. I will be targeting a fall marathon, yay!

Recipe: I am making this tonight and have made it many times before. It is so good! Red Lentil Dahl by Post Punk Kitchen.

Run Happy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment

  1. Even if the race didn’t go as expected, at least you has a good time! Gussie is sooo adorable! Pearly white teeth, too 🙂 Excited to follow your marathon training this summer!

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