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Ringing in Hope 5k recap

How was your weekend? Ours was a little icy:

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^^ Photo from mile 2 of the Ringing in Hope 5k! I’m surprised the slick conditions didn’t convince the race managers to cancel the event. Despite a few moments when I had to tiptoe across ice, I was pretty happy with my time which was 17 seconds shy of a PR. (Official time was 20:57). My splits were 6:34, 6:45 (ice), 6:25. First time that my last mile was the fastest!

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And first time I ever won first place female. I have a whole bunch of gift cards to get through!

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Anthony and baby came to greet me at the finish line. PS, thanks for all of your recommendations on how to keep her hands warm! I think the “socks up to the armpits” approach is the winner :)

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My two neighbors power walked the 5k, too! Go girls. Tonight we’re having a post-race dinner out!

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Speaking of dinner, here’s some soup! Chicken tortilla. I was inspired by some tomatoes that were starting to go off + tortillas and a whole chicken I found buried in my freezer. I didn’t really follow a recipe, but glanced at Pioneer Woman’s post for inspiration.

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Toasting our own tortilla strips (instead of using store-bought chips) was a nice change! Another “worth it” investment I make is shredding my own cheese instead of buying pre-shredded. Way more flavorful (and way cheaper). My food processor has a shred attachment that makes it super easy! Big ole food processor = great gift idea if you’re still shopping.

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Stay warm out there!

3 thoughts on “Ringing in Hope 5k recap

  1. That photo of Alice is precious. Her fuzzy hat/hood is super cute.

    Congrats on your first place female! I’m such a slow poke and am always in awe of you speedsters! 😉