Race Recap: Women’s Health Run 10 Feed 10 Fun Run 10K

Run 10 Feed 10 Women's Health 10K benefiting The FEED Foundation

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Hello from 34,183 feet! (Thank you, Virgin America for the accuracy.)

I’m on my way to Vegas for 28 hours of bad decisions to celebrate three of my friends’ birthdays! And while that may seem like a ridiculously short amount of time considering I’m flying from the other side of the country, fear not—I can do disgusting amounts of damage in 28 hours. It’s enough.

But before I land in the unhealthiest place in the world, let’s focus on something that my body actually thanked me for today: I ran the Women’s Health Run 10 Feed 10 10K this morning!

The weather couldn’t have been any more perfect for running, and the course was a beautiful loop around the Back Bay, Charles River, Boston Public Garden and Boston Commons. It reminded me why I love this city so much (especially in the fall). Because the temperature was so amazing, I wore a Lululemon tank, and in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it’d be fitting to run in these Kohl’s Cares Tek Gear shorts.

10K Running OutfitKohl’s has teamed up with Tek Gear to create an exclusive activewear collection, from which all net profits will be donated to support the fight against breast cancer. Best part? All items are just $5, $10 or $15, so it’s a charitable purchase that doesn’t break the bank. Check out the collection HERE

Because it wasn’t a timed race, the turnout was smaller than you’d get with other 10Ks, but I actually think it made the experience more enjoyable. Unlike other big races I’ve done where you’re literally just a number in a sea of fellow runner dorks, the hundred or so of us all stretched together before this morning’s run and then broke into groups by mile times, each one being led by a pacer. 

I had prepared for this 10k by…oh, wait, I didn’t prepare for this 10k. Taking that into consideration, I didn’t want to be overly ambitious with the pace group I ran with. I thought a 9-minute mile pace was realistic, so I stuck with that—and it was perfect. I finished in just about 54 minutes.

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The run started and ended at Marathon Sports, which if you’re not familiar with Boston, is right by the finish line of the Boston Marathon. After the run, they had bagels and breakfast food, and all the runners received a FEED bag and 20% off any purchases they made at Marathon Sports that day. Unfortunately I couldn’t stick around long because I had to literally run right across the finish line and into a cab to make my flight. 

Overall, it was a great run, and for a wonderful cause. I would definitely do it again next year!

Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend, and if you want to follow along on my Vegas adventure, you can catch me on Instagram.

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10K Running Playlist

10K Running Playlist (EDM)

Saturday morning, I’ll be running the Women’s Health Magazine Run 10 Feed 10 charity 10K, so I wanted to put together an hour-long playlist to pump me up along the course. Immediately after crossing the finish line, I’ll be hailing a cab to the airport and jumping on a flight to Las Vegas to celebrate three of my friends’ birthdays, so I literally have no other choice but to finish this race in an hour or less.

When I workout, EDM is my absolute favorite music to listen to (you might have noticed based on the other two playlists I’ve posted to the blog here and here), and these are some of my current favorite tracks:

What are currently your favorite songs to workout to?

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The RUN 10 FEED 10 Charity 10K Race

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While I’m never one to wish away the summer, I am so excited for October 5th to arrive because I’ll be running a 10K in Boston that’s the epitome of “feel-good.” Women’s Health and The FEED Foundation are partnering for the 2nd annual RUN 10 FEED 10 charity 10K race series that will be held in cities throughout the country to help the fight against hunger. 

When you sign up to run, 10 meals will automatically be donated to children in your community. Each runner then commits to raising $100 for the FEED Foundation, which also goes straight to those in need in your community. There are timed races taking place in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, as well as fun runs in Seattle, Miami, LA, Detroit and Boston. On top of that, other cities throughout the country have set up their own RUN 10 FEED 10 races, so regardless of where you live, there’s a way to get involved—whether that means running, fundraising through the RUN 10 FEED 10 Crowdrise, or donating to a runner (like, oh, I don’t know, maybe me?) :)

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Not only am I excited about the cause, but I’m pumped to be running another race. I have a tendency to fall in and out of love with running, and lately we’ve been on a serious break while I’ve focused on other types of exercise. But I miss this on-again-off-again boyfriend of mine, and went for a run last night for the first time in weeks, and it felt amazing. Sometimes absence really does make the heart grow fonder. I’m not going to follow a specific training schedule or anything to prepare for the 10K because it’s a distance I know I can run, but I am looking forward to getting back into my old daily running routine!

You can help me reach my $100 goal by donating a couple bucks HERE or using the widget below. Or, if you want to run yourself, be sure to sign up HERE!

Are you planning on doing the RUN 10 FEED 10 in your city?

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