Women’s Fitness Festival – thankful it was only a 5k!

The Women’s Fitness Festival was this past Sunday. It was a great race. I got a new PR for a 5k – 26:25. I was shooting for 26:00, but I went to a wedding the day before and had a bit too much wine. I woke up pretty dehydrated and at mile 0.5 I was already cramping. Taking all that into consideration I did pretty damn well. I came in 26th of 263 in my age group and 170th of 2929 overall. Like I said, not bad for not really trying and running dehydrated.

Here are some wedding pictures, this first one is my artsy picture.


Us with the beautiful bride! Christen is pretty much my date to all events.


I must say this was probably the most beautiful venue I’ve been to for a wedding. It is in French Camp, Ca – pretty much in the middle of nowhere. It is called the River Mill, amazing place!


Now onto the race! Check out my course:

Women’s Fitness Festival 5k by haleymg at Garmin Connect – Details.



I was super proud of myself at this race for how well I did given the circumstances (that were completely my fault). I have really become a strong runner and I see the progress in every race I do. Like I said, I was cramping pretty early on. By mile 2 the cramping stopped – thank you running gods – and I was able to finish strong. I finally have stopped being shy about going to the gym and working with  weights & the machines. Well, to be completely honest I am still intimidated working with weights but I’m doing it.


My friends and I at the end of the race. Fun times! This is always a super popular race in Sacramento. The proceeds go to WEAVE.


The following is from WEAVE’s website:

WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. Through its involvement in the Rescue & Restore Coalition, WEAVE also provides outreach and services for international and domestic victims of human trafficking.

It is WEAVE’s mission to bring an end to domestic violence and sexual assault in partnership with our community. WEAVE’s vision is a community free of violence and abuse. At WEAVE we believe that crisis intervention services are only part of the solution.

Prevention and Education are critical in improving how our community responds to violence. WEAVE is committed to breaking the cycle of violence by educating the community to better understand the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Here is their website for more info:


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