10k Outta the Way

Today’s 10k went by in a flash! I loved the atmosphere, the excitement, enjoying new running scenery, the spectators cheering along the way… It was all so fun!

By 8:30 a.m., I was done running 6.2 miles… I love having a 10k outta the way so early in the day.

Me 'n' My Race Number

Super Sweaty Post-Race

I typically lounge around and go to the gym later on Saturdays, so it’s nice to have my workout checked off the to do list so early!

The bummer of the morning: I forgot the SD card to my camera… so no action race photos were taken. 😦 Fortunately I did have some fantastic fans at the race to cheer me on.

My Fans

I finished the race in 54:37 (8:47 pace). This race was one of the most crowded races I’ve ever run. I think I started a bit too far back because I couldn’t really run until after I passed the first mile mark. My first mile was about a 10 minute mile because I couldn’t get around people to get into my groove. 

Almost the entire course was on brick roads which made me nervous that I would twist my ankle. Luckily I emerged from the race without taking any spills! 🙂

The weather outside was perfect and the course was beautiful. We ran through different Winter Park neighborhoods and passed ginormous houses which were gorgeous. 


By the time Ryan, Sadie and I arrived home, I was ready for a big breakfast.

While I toasted waffles and cooked eggs on the griddle, I polished off a small bowl of perfectly ripened strawberries. Yay for in-season, on-sale berries!

Bowl o' Berries

I was in the mood for waffles and eggs, so I figured why not combine the two?

Egg + Waffle


I love the dippy yolks and the using the waffles to soak up the goodness was delicious.

Yummy Yolk

 Do you like sweet or savory breakfasts?

I almost always prefer sweet breakfasts (yogurt, berries, fruit, oatmeal), but when I want eggs, the craving is super intense! Eating a hot breakfast of eggs, toast, and hash browns can’t be beat (unless you throw a Belgian waffle with chocolate chips and whipped cream in there, too!).

Today’s Plans

Today we’re lounging around the apartment until it’s time to head out to a bowl-a-thon we’re participating in through Ryan’s work from 1 – 4 p.m. I’m not a good bowler (in fact I’ve even received a prize for being the worst bowler before), but it should be fun!

After bowling fun, we’ll probably take Sadie to the dog park or on a walk before heading out for a dinner date! We’ve been meaning to try this hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant in Winter Park  that we’ve heard wonderful things about and it looks like tonight is the night.

Catch ya laterrr!

22 Responses

  1. aww great job!! what a fun saturday morning!! LOVE waffles and eggs together! but im a sweet breakfast girl! i always can eat something sweet!

  2. Way to go on the fast 10K!! I used to love running in 10K’s all the time. Such a fun feeling to know you’re up before a lot of snoozers (like me now!!) and already got 6 miles outta the way!! 🙂 I’m kinda both sweet and savory… if I have pancakes with syrup, I balance it out with eggs or sausage.

  3. Awesome job Julie!! That is a GREAT time! And you consider yourself not to be a talented runner…WHATEVER!!! 🙂 Enjoy your day!!

  4. Great run, Julie!!! That’s a great time. I’m more of a savory girl at breakfast. Do you eat before your run or wait till after?

    have fun bowling:)

    • thanks kyla! i usually don’t eat before running if i run first thing in the morning b/c i get serious cramps. today i tried eating something light (a cup of strawberries) before the race & of course i once again got a cramp from miles 2 – 3. so annoying! looks like i’ll be going back to the no-fuel before running tactic once again…

  5. GOOD JOB!!

    I hope you have a nice LONG Saturday to just hang out and get things done!

    I always always want oatmeal, banana, and pb..ALWAYS!

  6. Great job on your run, Julie!! 🙂

  7. Congrats on your race!! You have such an active day planned…it inspires me to stay busy!

  8. Way to go! Happy Saturday.

  9. Woowee! Great job, Julie! We should have planned better and spent the night so we could have cheered you on! It sounds like you didn’t need us though. We are so proud of you. Have a great day! Love you – Mama and Leslie

  10. Great job on your race today!!

  11. Congrats on the run. I have such a sweet tooth so I’ll go for sweet anyday 🙂

  12. wow that race predictor was so close!!! that is an amazing time 🙂


  13. Great job on the run! I almost always want a sweet breakfast. I love the idea of an egg on a waffle. It’s a little from both worlds!!

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  15. Congrats to completing your 10k race. I love the race atmosphere too – I always start buzzing. 🙂
    Oh, I love your running shorts. All my running shorts are black; I definitely need some pink ones! 🙂

  16. […] I look like death in the following pictures, I wanted to share some action photos with you from Saturday’s 10k race that a friend took! Intense, […]

  17. Nice job on your 10k! I think I have those same shorts.

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