Race Recap- My First 10K!

Yesterday I ran the Monument 10K, which (I’ve heard) is one of the 20 largest races in the country! I’m not surprised, considering there were 40,000 people signed up! I couldn’t believe how many runners there were, and I REALLY couldn’t believe how much support there was!

There were bands playing at every corner, there were people cheering us on the whole way. Definitely the most fun 6 miles I’d ever run!

Before the race:


I don’t have any pictures from the actual race yet, but the race website should have some posted soon!

I didn’t run fast, (Eric and I stuck together for the whole race, and we finished in just over 62 min) but I had fun, and that’s what matters! It was a little tricky navigating through such a large crowd, but I will definitely do it again next year!


After the race, Eric and I decided we needed to have a huge brunch, complete with mimosas!

On my plate is TJ’s Soy Chorizo, stir fried with some potatoes, peppers, and a little cheese, served with a sunny side “down” egg 🙂 On that plate in the background is TJ’s Pumpkin Pancakes, with pecans. SO delicious. My tummy was very pleased. Oh, and the mimosa was fresh pineapple juice + champagne. So tasty.


So now I can check the 10k off my list of goals! I think I’m going to try a 10 miler next… and hopefully work my way up to a half marathon!


What goals have you checked off recently? Have you added any new ones?


<3 Liz


  1. Great job!! Sometimes I truly wish I was a runner, but Ive come to terms with the fact that my body just doesnt like all that pounding on the knees. But I guess thats why there are people like you to do it for me 🙂 Go for the half girl, you can do it!

  2. congrats on the 10k! awesome!

  3. yay congrats!!!!!! and what a lovely brunch afterwards too!! hmm ive checked off 7 miles- thats a distance record for me!

  4. Congrats on the first 10k! I’m glad you had a great experience with it- I know sometimes the bigger races can be kind of nuts!

  5. Congrats on your 10K! That’s so awesome!! And a mimosa sounds so perfect right now!

  6. Hello little miss badass! 6 miles is hardcore! … I get tuckered after 2 or 3.

    Mimosas sound like the best thing to take the edge off sore footsies!

  7. Congrats on the race! One of my goals for April is to post an Operation Beautiful note once a week.

  8. congrats girl! I love how you set the goal for yourself and then set out to accomplish it. Very inspiring 🙂

  9. congrats on the race! it’s a huge accomplishment! …I see a 1/2 marathon in your future! I recently finished my 2nd marathon which was quite the goal to check off…except for I already signed up for another one! Hello, my name is Cara, and i’m an addict 🙂 My newest goal, or lifestyle change is x-training/strength training! I injured my foot forcing me into the gym which has been a blessing in disguise! looking forward to the running/strength training combo from here on out!

  10. congratulations on your race! 🙂 your post-race brunch looks absolutely perfect!

  11. Congrats on your first 10K! And what an awesome celebratory brunch.

    I goal I recently accomplished was getting straight-A’s while balancing my crazy musical rehearsal schedule 🙂

  12. I just signed the lease for my first apartment. So my goal of starting a rental history and getting a credit score is well under way! And you look so darn cute in your pre-race picture.

  13. Wow! Congrats! I’m seriously impressed with runners! i’m sure you had a great time! My goal this year is to sell my first piece of clothing to someone I don’t personally know (I’m a fashion designer :D)


  14. Congratulations on you 10k! I’ve only done a 5k, but I want to do more! 😀

  15. congratulations on your 10 k I have never run a race but definitely want to !

  16. Congratulations! I’m impressed! And I love that pink top. You must have looked stylin’ (if somewhat sweaty) crossing that finish line!

  17. way to go, chicky! that is AWESOME.

  18. Congrats on the 10k!! I’ve never even done a 5k so I can imagine how hard core that must have been 😀

  19. So cool that you came to Richmond for the race! The Monument Ave 10K is one of my very favorite races and this year the weather was perfect. Glad you enjoyed it!!

  20. Way to go!! 🙂


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