Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bring your Friends!

Fun, party-like 5K races are super popular...all over the world!  You've probably seen them advertised in your cities too.  They are designed for participants to have fun while exercising and for that reason, I LOVE these races!!!
Looking for some great Fall motivation, then bring your friends along for some of these super fun races in your area...
The BEST part, they don't have to be elite runners to have fun and enjoy a great workout with ya!  You'll probably help motivate and encourage your friends to give running a try, ya never know...
At the top of my list,

Some tips to keep in mind for these type of events, 
  • BRING YOUR NON-RUNNER FRIENDS TOO!  This would be a great way to show them how much fun 5K and 10K races can be!

*I'm hoping that soon I can take my own advice and finally run one of these races...trouble is as soon as The Color Run opened in our area, it SOLD OUT :-( bummer.  So one more piece of advice, 
  • BE PROMPT when signing up!  They are popular races, so when they come to a place near you, BE PREPARED to sign up as soon as registration opens...I learned that lesson the hard way!  Boo.  

What FUN races are on your fall race calendar?

This recipe looks like a great one to keep on hand when you're in the mood to bake or to satisfy that sweet tooth without totally blowing your healthy diet...  

recipe from

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of oat flour
  • 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup of nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 6 to 8 packets of Truvia
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pace bananas in a mixing bowl and mix until you have a pudding-like texture.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients, except nuts, to bowl and mix well.
  4. Carefully fold nuts into batter.
  5. Prepare an 8-inch-by-inch Pyrex dish by spraying it with a nonstick spray.
  6. Evenly place batter in dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is completely cooked.
  7. Cut into 12 squares and enjoy 3 to 4 squares for a well-rounded, on-the-go breakfast!

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Hollie said...

I just found out the color run is coming to my area in November this morning! My daughter and I are going to do it! I plan on signing up the first day of registration. I would love to do the mud run too but the closest it is to my area is is four hours away so I'll have to wait on that one.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I had thought about the Color Run, but I do runs to push myself and the whole not timing it is great for people who want to just have fun, sadly for me it takes all the fun out of it. I guess I'm no fun that way :)

Elle said...

I like fun runs too. We do a 5km in the Fall that celebrates the life and accomplishments of Canadian runner Terry Fox who ran to raise money for cancer research.

It is nice to get out there with a group of people and just run for the fun of it.

That recipe looks good. I have used some of Brittany's other recipes and found them good too.

Sweat Is My Sanity said...

I love bananas so that recipe looks way good too. I am signed up for a half in November and December. Not necessarily fun races, but I'm excited because I'm not going to put so much pressure on myself this time. :)

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