First order of business, it is National Donut Day. You have approximately three and a half hours (more if you’re a lucky West Coaster) to get a donut and devour it completely guilt-free. After all, you’re only being patriotic. Luckily, I have the best boss who recognizes national holidays and she swung by Federal Donuts on her way into the office.
After consuming many tiny pieces of donuts,I had lofty goals for my lazy Friday night: go for a long run, hit up Whole Foods, and do laundry. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and dumped an ocean’s worth of water on Philadelphia since rush hour last night.
I still got my workout in, albeit on the elliptical, but Whole Foods was just not happening. So here I sit, waiting for my leftovers to heat up. Laundry is happening, but only so I have clean workout pants to wear to Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Boot Camp!
I was lucky enough to be a guest blogger for Be Well Philly during my marathon training last year. A few weeks ago, the editor contacted me and asked me to be the moderator for the Conquer Your First 5K panel and I couldn’t be more excited!
It wasn’t long ago that I was a newbie runner, hoping not to finish last in her first 5K (I did). I’m still not breaking any records, unless there’s a record for biggest smile while crossing the finish line, but I have definitely learned a lot since that race. Two marathons later and I’m not looking back! I know the panel experts will have a lot to offer to runners of all levels, so if you’re attending the Boot Camp, please come check it out!
I leave you with this thought…