Hi, I'm Petra and this is my weight loss/fitness blog.
I used to be on Weight Watchers from January 2011 to October 2012, dropping approximately 45 lbs. I've made the transition from unhealthy and unhappy to athlete and this is my journey to becoming a healthier, happier me. I frequently post about my exercise (mostly running, yoga and lifting), the foods I eat, recipes I liked and my daily struggles. You'll also find the occasional tree hugger post, (travel) photography or anything else I find worth remembering and collecting.
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The organizers of the Sleepy Hollow have uploaded tons and tons of pictures of yesterday’s race. I’ve clicked through all of them and obviously picked the ones with me in it, but also some of the funny costumes I saw yesterday. There are a lot more that I definitely think are worth checking out, so in case you’re curious, you can see more pictures here.
These have got to be the custest kids’ costumes I’ve ever seen!
Fixing my iPhone holder. The top is from Athleta btw. I love it! It’s become one of my favorite running items.
On to the actual race!
Just past the starting line at the first turn. I don’t know why, but whenever I run, it looks as if I barely lifted my feet off the ground. Bad form?
I got swag! No hills yet.
Somehow there are no pictures of me along the course, only once I crossed the finish line. So instead of my stupid face, have some impressions of the route we ran & what we saw:
Even the volunteers were dressed up. I think I mentioned yesterday that there were a lot of volunteers, giving directions and encouragement. It was great.
The end of the course became really tough again. Everybody was tired and just wanted to stop. Having to run the lat few yards uphill didn’t make it easier. But Ned Flanders and Homer helped. And the idea of food.
And finally I did!
She’s already there. I’m next!
My OMG I’m dying face.
And my Thank God I can finally stop face. I was so glad to be done.
Here are some of my favorite costumes from the event:
He even has a Sherlock face!
Not costumes but I think it shows how steep the last few yards were.
Robin Hood. I think.
Her shirt said The Baby Sitter and it weirded me out. She ran next to me for a while before I passed her by. The baby kept bopping and it must have been awkward to run with that.
There was a bony hand in the glass. So weird. And awesome!
I don’t know what they were but they’re so fun and cheerful. Probably also glad that the finish line is in sight.