5K Bubble Run

July 26, 2015

I had a great time at The Bubble Run on Saturday morning!

I really had no idea what to expect. I was signed up with a few friends that I know really well, and a few other ladies that I had never met. The race was at 9:00 am and there were approximately 10,000 participants. I was being picked up at 6:30 am, and I had no idea why we were going so early, and I didn’t ask.

I found out later, that with so many participants, parking was one reason for going so early, and apparently, so was tailgating! Yep, right before the run, we all met at my favorite little neighborhood restaurant parking lot, Sunset Grill.



There were Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s!! These girls were prepared for a fun day at the Bubble Run!



I passed on a drink, and I hadn’t really decided yet if I was running or walking, and I had no idea what everyone else was doing, but I was getting the vibe of a fun group 5K walk.

We did get there early, and it was a good thing, because there really were about 10,000 people there!



We were close to the front of the line, and still undecided if we were running or walking, but with the music and all the people, there was a definite awareness of adrenaline starting to pump in me.



I was ready to get started…..



Once we started, Becky and Amy and I just started running without really much discussion. (okay, jogging)



Every kilometer, there were bubbles to run through…..and then we just kept running.



It was a perfect windy Saturday at the Kansas Speedway!



We finished in about 40 minutes with running about 2/3 of it??? Maybe we ran more than that. Considering the fact that I wasn’t sure what my plan was, I felt good about the amount of running that we did.



The rest of the gang was pretty close behind. We were all happy to have some breeze and finish!



Super happy actually…..



Back to Sunset Grill for some fuel! I loved getting to meet these ladies that I had heard so much about through mutual friends. What a great and fun group of gals! Glad I got to be a part of the day!



Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 6 PPV

I ate this at about 6:00 am. Hated to go on an empty stomach. Egg White Sandwich with 1/4 Avocado.



Lunch – 12 PPV

Bloody Mary (Wasted Points! It actually didn’t taste so great, and I should have skipped it all together.) and Chicken Skewers



Snack – 5 PPV

I snacked on a cup of this while looking for the energy to shower. I went to bed at midnight after the reunion, and then woke up at 5:00 am. I was pooped.



Dinner – 15 PPV?

Salad, Carrots, Grapes and a Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, Kale pizza from Trader Joe’s that I did NOT like at all. I scraped off the toppings and ate the crust with a little more salad and a few bites of Mike’s pepperoni pizza.



Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s


Breakfast = 6

Lunch = 12

Snack = 5

Dinner = 15

Total = 38


Exercise = 5K

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 6

Activity Points Earned This Week = 10

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 10

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 100+

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 29


This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Three down, three to go!


Now it’s time for me to schedule another 5K!



“love the life you live, live the life you love”



2 responses to 5K Bubble Run

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 27, 2015 at 2:21 am

    I am lucky to have friends that like to stay active, that is for sure!

    It was a great weekend full of friends and fun.

    I went to my 10 year and my 20 year too. You should totally go to yours next time!

  2. You are so lucky to have friends that like to get out and run or walk.
    The pictures for the weekend look like fun.
    I never went to a class reunion maybe the next time.