Little Bits: Bit of Saturday

9:11 AM

Hello all! Sorry for being such a slacker-blogger as of late, life has been busy. Thankfully it has been a great blend of excitement and of the mundane, keeping things interesting.


Saturday was the Oak Apple Run, and I ran and finished my very first 10k! It was hard, but it different ways than I had anticipated. For instance, running on pavement is a lot different than running on the track at the YMCA. It took a mile or so for me to adjust, and also to adjust to all of the people. I only stopped a few times for headphone adjustment purposes (I have really strange shaped ears), but other than that I did run, if very slowly, the whole race. It took me an hour and eight minutes, which is a turtle pace, but I am just glad that I did it. I actually did not run a full six miles until the day of the race, I know, I know. But now that I know that I can run six miles, I can work on improving my time.


The best part of the 10K? These amazing guys! Kyle did not have time to train at all, but managed to jog/walk with my friend Sara. I tried my hardest to keep up with Brian, as it was his first 10k too, but he finished in under an hour (my goal for the next race). This was Aaron’s first race and he was one of the first 100 males to finish and got a medal! He was sick, still managed to run, and get a great time.

Later on Saturday night Kyle, my parents and I went to an even t for my work. It was a dinner cruise on the Detroit River, very swanky. Thankfully, the dress-code was “dressy-casual”, because it was quite chilly. We had fun sipping free drinks, eating yummy food, taking pics and hanging out with my co-workers.  I took a picture of the Ambassador bridge with my camera phone (sorry for the instagram pics, but our camera battery is dead, charger nowhere to be seen).
"Raise a glass to, the Ambassador. As she is moving you, across the dance floor" -Sam Roberts, Detroit '67.

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  1. You did awesome with the 10k! I'm proud of you and can only hope to do as well as you did. I hope I didn't hold Kyle back too much.

    Love your outfit from Saturday night!

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  2. Congrats on finishing the race! I was in a race once and it was sort of pathetic, I walked more than half the time and was dead afterwards. Someday I'll do it for real.

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  3. Congrats! Must be tiring week! I love to run to ! Running my first 9k in a few months!! Running is fun, you can use an app like Endomondo to track your pace! <3

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  4. Way to go on the 10k!!! I just want to do a 5k myself, lol. I give you major kudos!

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  5. Congratulations on running that distance. I've just got back into it this year by joining the gym.

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  6. Wow, that's great about your run..I would have never made those 6 miles.

    Love your out fit in the latter part of the post.

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  7. Oh so cool! Glad everything went so well with the run. I'm sure all those little obstacles are so intense..that you don't expect.

    Love your pictures!

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  8. Awesome photos! That's great about the race. Sounds like you are looking forward to more races now.

    What a wonderful post!

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  9. Totally, awesome, making runs a part of your life with your friends and family.

    Wow, about the dinner on the water, too.

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  10. This is so cool. Thanks for sharing this. You are very inspiring.

    Love you dress, too.

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  11. These are such adorable pictures, Sara! I am so glad that the 10K went so well! :)

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  12. Oh my goodness Sarah, you are my hero!!!!!!!!!! I am so proud of you and so excited for you! I have been thinking about sucking it up and trying a 5k but I've been way to chicken! And you looked so cute in all the pics too! Go you! PS did you enter my Ally Hoot vintage red apple necklace giveaway yet?! I pick a winner tomorrow-so if you haven't, do it, I demand it :) http://lorilynn-alittlesliceofspecial.blogspot.com/2012/05/ally-hoot-giveaway.html

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  13. Damn, an hour and eight minutes is already awesome! You did good. Running is definitely more fun with friends! :)

    P.S. Damien Rice IS amazing.

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  14. Kudos to you! I don't run fast either--like a nine minute mile is as fast as I go!

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  15. so proud of you, sara! and you look cute as always :))

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  16. Hi sara!!!! I loved photos...

    Kisses rose jp

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