good morning everyone! i hope that you are enjoying the weekend and getting into the autumn mood last week, i ran a 10k race with a friend called ‘the great race‘ here in pittsburgh. it was a really fun experience even though it poured rain around mile 4 to the finish. i was so relieved i wore my race hat—the rain was streaming off the bill of the cap! i was soaked to the bone and pleased with our time ~58 minutes! neither of us had a watch, and it was very difficult to ‘gain any ground’ because there were over 10,000 runners! it was a literal sea of humanity! i carried my phone with me and would have snapped some shots if i thought i would not have been run over by an army of people!
i’ll be honest…i’m happy we finished and didn’t walk at all–i haven’t run that far in 2 months! i’ve also been battling a terrible infection for three weeks and hope to be on the mend soon (i have 5 more days left of antibiotics). finding nate after the race proved to be a bit difficult with traffic so i ended up running through the city a little to meet up with our car ha. i could not wait to get off my soggy clothing and have a warm shower—oh. and this delicious chai latte with almond milk below!
i definitely wanted to pull out of the race due to how crap i was feeling but i’m very excited that i pushed through and achieved that goal as i have never run a 10k race. p.s. do you see the new goodies at trader joes? the pumpkin macarons are infinitely better than the vanilla/chocolate ones they sell year round. i will be stock piling these in my freezer thank you very much. if you like pumpkin or macarons, go get these immediately! the texture is wonderful considering this is not paris and the flavor is incredible with a subtle sweetness. ::swoon::
what is one challenge that you accomplished recently in which you had doubt? best new grocery store find for this season?