5K in a Heat Wave

by Jillian on July 17, 2012 · 9 comments

I really can’t believe the crazy heat waves we’ve been having this summer. I mean, I guess we should have expected it after not having any snow here in the northeast this past winter. The worst part is, it’s going to be 95 degrees today and I am running a 5K at 7:00 tonight.


Eek! I’ll definitely be taking advantage of the 3 water stops along the way. I don’t think I’ll be setting any goals for myself because of the weather and the fact that I’m still feeling off from Oregon. However, whatever time I hit will be a PR because I’ve never run a 5K!

I didn’t workout this morning because of the race. Instead, I prepared a nice little breakfast.


One of the over easy eggs broke in the pan, but the other was perfect dipping style for the flax toast.


I served the eggs with a side of spinach and tomatoes sautéed in garlic, olive oil, and basil. The tomatoes are from Joe’s uncle’s backyard. Nothin’ like Jersey tomatoes!

I also was greeted with a huge envelope this morning, containing something very important.


How exciting! Now I really can’t wait to get started in the field. I need to get it framed sometime this week.

I need to finish some IIN stuff and freelance articles I’ve been procrastinating on. That’s what vacation does to you I guess!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom July 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Good luck with your 5K this evening and be safe in the heat!! Mostly, just have fun!!
I love dipping my toast in runny yolk, so delicious.


2 Marilyn July 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Good luck tonight at the 5K. Stay hydrated!


3 Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife July 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Congrats on your certificate! Good Luck tonight on your 5K. Water water water!


4 Alysha @Shesontherun July 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Congrats on your certification!


5 Paige @ Running Around Normal July 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm

How exciting! your first 5k! Try and stay cool and have FUN.
And doesn’t having that certificate in your hot little hands feel good?? :)


6 Jillian July 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Thanks! It’s weird because I’ve done a 4 miler but never a 5K.

And yes, it feels awesome to see it on paper! :)


7 Danielle @ Clean food Creative Fitness July 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Yay!!! So exciting about the cert!!! That breakfast looks delicious too btw!


8 Lisa July 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Congrats on the certification! Good luck with the 5 K. Hope you keep cool.


9 Kimberly July 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

What an exciting day! Congrats on your Personal Trainer Certification and your first 5k!


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