This is the fuel I had devoured the day of the race. I knew I needed RAW food, Great Water and FRUIT!!! So I packed my snacks and headed out the door prepared! The (2) waters are: Essentia (9.5 pH) and the other is ESSENCE (pH)! A love force energy bar – Flavor Chocolate Mint, Raw Cracker, a Sprouted Quinoa Salad, 2 Oranges, 1 Pink Lady Apple and Love!
As we drove up to the beach all I saw was FOG!!! I wondered if it would end up raining on us or not. There were quite a bit of cars parked in all of the parking lots! All of the cars there were mostly there for the 10k race, which began at 7:30 am! I would have to say there were much more cars for the 10k than the 5k! Whew!
There were even some folks who did the combo!!! 10k + 5k! CRAZY!!! (One day I thought to myself!!!) But for now, I will concentrate on the 5k and some speed work, weight lifting and bicycling! Got to get ready for the 10k!!!
These wonderful people were all heading to the START LINE!!!
Here was my hero for the day!!! WONDER MOM!!! You can read about her HERE! In this picture we are all assembling to the START LINE. Initially WONDER MOM caught my eye for simply showing up pregnant and getting ready to run the race. However, as the gun went off, she began running with her children and the stroller!!! WOW! AMAZING WOMAN!!!
Here we are on the race path! We have passed the 1 mile mark. We are on the Venice Boardwalk now. Probably about 1 .75 miles into the 5k! I came across this really cute kid yelling at his parents! “HURRY UP MOM AND DAD!!!” WHAT IS TAKING YOU SO LONG?” He was very much ahead of his parents and I laughed to myself! The energy of a young child! Not knowing or understanding why mom and dad were behind!!! I understood!
At the time I didn’t understand why my pace was so much better. Now that I have time to think about it. I have come to the conclusion that living near the San Gabriel Mountains changes the air a bit. It also occurred to me the other night that I run up hills since we live so close to the mountains and the 5k course was a flat course. This is what gave me the idea to work more hills and hopefully gain speed for the 10k!
Everyone is leaving at this point including me! Finished with the 5k and I was ready for my massage and a GREAT MEAL! We went to one of our favorite restaurants in Los Angeles – SIMPLY WHOLESOME! Best RAW TACOS in town! Great Salsa too!
After our snack we headed off to the shop! We opened on time and I left to receive my wonderful massages!
I thought I would post these pictures! Technology had been my enemy this week. But things are looking up!
I have also been taking in SUPERFOODS…Goji Berries, Mulberries, Cashews, Carob, Raw Cacao, Coconut, Brazil Nuts and Raisins! I made this mix myself. I will try some other’s next week. I have also been having E3 live every morning! Sometimes I mix blueberries in the blender with the E3 live and other times I use frozen pineapple, mango, raspberries…just depends what I have on hand…
Check it out…
1 lb RAW CASHEWS
1/2 lb. Organic Raisins
1/4 lb Goji Berries
3/4 lb RAW Superfood Trail Mix
1/4 lb Carob chips
1/4 lb RAW WALNUTS
I hope you are well Longevity Seekers!
Stay positive! Some needed days off are coming up!
Love & Light !