Monday, April 1, 2013

Running Group Easter Egg Hunt

This past Saturday, my running group met up for our first ever “On the Run” Easter Egg hunt!

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Have I mentioned how much I love Easter?  I could NOT pass up the opportunity to dress in pastels and wear bunny ears! The “tail” was a last minute addition – Jason found a loofa in my bathroom cabinet which doubled as a tail! Perfect!

We met up with our running group and were each given a bag and a run-down of the rules:
#1: The eggs were not really “hidden” – so no need to run in people’s yards or dig in their flower beds!
#2: There were 300+ eggs on the route – each runner was allowed to return 8 eggs.
#3: Once your run was complete, you were to return the eggs for prizes!

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Prizes were determined by numbers written on the eggs and the numbers on the eggs corresponded with a list. Several different prizes were given out – candy, “egg money”, running items, even a 6 month free membership to our running group! Score!

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There were several “egg stops” along the course!

Check out our video to see the fun we had!


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I seriously racked up with prizes! What a fun day!!

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Oh yeah – I almost forgot! Despite goofing off, we DID get a long run in! Our plan was to run 10 miles (two 5 mile loops), but we forgot to turn around at the 2.5 mile mark on the last loop and ended up at the 3 mile mark instead. Whoops! Guess we were having so much fun, we didn’t even notice! In the end, we finished our run at 11 miles instead of 10! Oh well – I’m not complaining!

Notice I’m missing something off my knee? Yep! That darn knee brace is no longer there! I ran 11 miles pain FREE! Yay! Hopefully I can keep it that way!

I hope you had a WONDERFUL Easter and enjoyed spending it with your family and friends! We started our day off with church, then dinner at Jason’s grandparent’s house, followed by a little time at my parent’s house where we received our gifts from the Easter Bunny!

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Yes, I’m 30 years old and the Easter Bunny still visits me! I had a great weekend and really enjoyed every moment of it!

On a side note, I have two friends who recently started running blogs:

Mackenzie is a newbie and her first 5K was The Color Run last weekend! She started a blog to document her training! Check her out at Run With It.

Scott is a friend from my running group that I ran Goofy’s Challenge with this past January. He has been gaining so much speed these past few months and started a blog/journal to document his training. Check him out at My Runners Journal.

Happy Monday! Hope no one April Fools you! :0)

35 comments:

  1. That looks awesome and so much fun!

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  2. So glad you had a great Easter! The egg run sounds like such a great way to celebrate!

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  3. You guy had so much fun I can tell from watching the video:) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a great idea - I'm totally stealing this for my running club!

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  5. I want to do that next year. how fun.

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    1. Y'all should!! Everyone enjoyed themselves! :0)

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  6. oh, how fun!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh how fun!!! I may have to steal this idea and organize one of these for my running group next year!!! I just love hearing your sweet voice on video! And yay for no knee pain!!!

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    1. Thanks!! Y'all should! It was so much fun!

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  8. What a cool idea!! Looks super fun. And a loofa as a bunny tail--HA! :)

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    1. Hehe yes, a loofa! It worked so I went with it! :0)

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  9. Super Cute Idea! I really need to join a running group.

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    1. Don't know what I would do without mine! :0)

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  10. This is totally fun! I really miss having a running group sometimes. Sadly, I got pranked before 8am this morning. It's unfair when you get fooled before you have even had a full cup of coffee.

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  11. What a fun run! I love the bunny ears.

    Don't worry about the Easter Bunny still visiting; he visits me too... ;)

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one!! :0) Hope you got a lot of good stuff! :0)

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  12. Oh my gosh that is the most fun run idea. I totally wish there was a group like yours here!

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  13. Hey sista face just poppin in to say hello! So nice to meet you, you have a fantastic blog here. Cant wait to follow along.
    Have a fantastic week!
    XO
    Ash@ABpetite
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/
    BTW you are way too cute I can't handle it

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  14. This was a blast!! And I didn't notice the no knee brace thing till you just mentioned it, congratulations!

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  15. Oh my gosh!! What a fun idea! Congrats on no knee brace!

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    1. Thanks! That was one of the best parts of the entire morning!! :0)

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  16. This looks awesome! I wish I lived in your area so I could run with you guys!!! Looks like a marvelous group.

    YAY for no knee brace! That is amazing!!!!!

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    1. Yay thank you!! :0) I love my running group - they are great people and I've made long lasting friendships because of them!

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