It’s Go Time: Weekend Recap

Today’s the big day – the day I find out what it feels like to run 50K (about 31 miles). We flew to Sacramento on Thursday night, so that I had time to acclimate to the time zone change before this morning’s race. So as of 8:30AM PST, I will be running the 34th Annual Jed Smith Ultra Classic

Jed smith 50K

I’ve had a few people ask about my time goals for the race and the answer is simple – I have none! My goal is to run a nice steady pace, slower than my marathon pace, and finish the race happy. I also want to have enough energy left to shower and head down to wine country for a little afternoon wine tasting.

That’s it – no time goals at all. Really. Not even any secret ones I’m just keeping to myself. I promise!

Weekend Recap

In the meantime, check out any posts that you may have missed over the past week:

Monday – Review: Blissful Bites Cookbook

Tuesday – 11 Questions – Things You May Not Know About Me!

Wednesday– Atlanta Underground Market: Brunch Edition

Thursday– Running Distractions + Tuesday Trainer Body Saw

Friday– FoodBlogSouth2012: Food, Blogging, & New Friends


Pins of the Week

Here’s a few of the things I found around the web this week, that I think you might like too. You should follow me on Pinterest, if you’re not already!

Race book – pictures + bibs! via @mealsandmiles

Source: via Heather on Pinterest

Love this “Plant Strong” Bracelet via @wendysolganik

Source: via Heather on Pinterest

pink thumbprints with whiskey ganache via @spabettie

Source: via Heather on Pinterest

Vegan Pimento Cheese Fondue via @geekypoet

Source: via Heather on Pinterest

Creamy Smoked Kale Salad via @edibleAsh

Source: via Heather on Pinterest


Any awesome pins to share from the past week? 

What are your plans for the Super Bowl tomorrow? I’m going to be just getting back to Atlanta, so I don’t expect to be doing much. =)


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  1. Malinda says

    Woot Woot!!!!! I’m cheering you on from ATL!!!! Run Heather RUN!!! But slow and steady, right? LOL!!! Hope you have enough energy for some wine tasting later. :-) Will be looking for an update soon!

  2. Kirk says

    Hooray for finishing strong at the 50k. Love the pin of the race bib book. Looks like a great way to keep the bib as well as a few pics from race weekends.

    • says

      Thanks for being such an awesome supporter!! We need to make one of those race bib books – maybe start with our “big” races and then do a more complete book going forward?

    • says

      I’m excited to try it myself – although I don’t want to make when I’m the only one home, because I’m sure I’d eat the whole thing! 😉

  3. says

    I hope you had a good time at the Jed Smith 50k this weekend! You should have introduced yourself. You might have been (or not) surprised to learn one of the two co-race directors is a long-time vegan!

    • says

      It was great – a perfect race for a first time 50K participant, very well organized and great scenery. Sorry I missed you, we rushed out to make it to wine tastings, before everything closed. Awesome to hear that one of the race directors is vegan, it’s more common than many people realize!

      My race recap is posted today, in case you’re interested! :)

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