Fired Up Friday Jan 18

18 Jan
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That little Fired Up quotable up there is for my friend Lauren who did her first 15K last weekend; had never run that distance before, was contemplating changing to the 5K and damned if that girl didn’t stick to her guns and finish the 15K in well under two hours. I think she might be considering a half marathon soon… It’s amazing what our bodies can do if we tell ourselves we can do it and push.

The Hot Chocolate 15K was pretty fun. Atlanta has some fierce elevation changes, so the course was tough. I finished in 1:25.03, which is under 1:30 like I wanted and put me 104 out of 743 in my age group. Not too shabby.

This song makes me sing. Not sing really, but it makes me whoop. I love that dirty bass -whoop! whoop!- Do you have songs that make you do that while you’re running and working out? I’m not going to lie, some songs make me break into a dance-run. I’m lucky I haven’t broken a leg yet on that one.

Side note: I find these dudes creepier than LMFAO. Just sayin.

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4 Responses to “Fired Up Friday Jan 18”

  1. Lauren Elkins January 18, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    It always helps to have good friends who push you, encourage you, and who aren’t afraid to tackle the Georgia Dome for some free Biscoff cookie spread. You rock, Erin!

    • Red January 18, 2013 at 10:01 am #

      I made Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies today with that Biscoff spread! Want to swing by the office šŸ˜‰

  2. The Smart Cookie Cook January 18, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    I totally agree; our bodies can be capable of so much when we push ourselves. I’m not a runner by any means, but the treadmill is often my cardio of choice when I don’t go to the gym. When I started, I couldn’t run a mile without puking; no joke! Now I can run over 5 miles, and feel fine, a big deal for me. I think I’d like running more if I did that Hot Chocolate 15K!

    • Red January 18, 2013 at 10:53 am #

      You should try it! It travels all over the country and you can do a 5K if you don’t want to do a 15K. There’s hot chocolate and a big dipping mug of chocolate fondue! Bonus: I got a free jar of Biscoff Cookie Spread at the packet pickup expo.

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