Race Weekend

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Outfit details: top, bra, shorts, shoes, my favorite socks for running 

This weekend was the big race! We do this race every  year as a family and it’s something we always look forward to! This year I somehow completely forgot and didn’t sign up until the day before. I hadn’t been running a ton and definitely was not training with the intention to run this race. Lately, my workout routine has consisted of gym classes and hiking, so I decided to just do the 10k. No reason to go get myself hurt, right!? My hubby on the other hand, was not so smart haha! He had knee surgery about 5 months ago and has not gotten back into running since. He heard that I was running the 10k and then randomly decided to show me up by run the HALF MARATHON, he literally signed up the day before the race! I tried to talk him out of it, and now he is paying the price. Watching him limp around the house is evidence that it probably wasn’t the best idea:)

My time wasn’t the best, but it has definitely got me motivated to start running more consistently. We are going to do a couple more 10k’s and half marathons this summer. I will keep you all updated, because (1) hopefully it is somewhat interesting and (2) that will give me the added pressure to follow through on my goals haha!

I got A LOT of questions about the shoes I like the best for running. I LOVE my Saucony Kinvaras. I just got the 7’s the night before the race and had zero issues, they felt great! I normally wear a size 8, but running shoes are not heels, so I move up to a 9.5 to save my toes and the ability to wear sandals during the summer. Also, I know this sounds crazy, but socks are just as important as your shoes and these are my very favorite pair. I only wear them if I am doing a long run or doing a race, but they really do make a big difference for your feet!


My outfit details: J.Crew dress, Rebecca Minkoff sandals, Celine bag (similar here), Celine sunglasses (similar here)

I wore this outfit to our family dinner the night before the race. I think its almost sold out so hurry and get yours! It’s SO perfect for summer!


  1. Emily! I love these types of posts. It wonderful your kids get to see you and your husband keeping fit, taking part in family traditions and being part of it all at such a young age! I can’t wait to read more about your runs.

  2. Great post! I really enjoy your non-sponsored posts like this. I especially like all of the fitness related snaps you have been doing… They are motivating me to get my butt in the gym!

  3. I couldn’t agree more that socks are just as important as your running shoes. I am obsessed with my under armour running socks because they are so breathable and fit so well. Way to go on the race!! I am just getting back into running after taking 6 weeks off after I had my baby and I am loving it. 🙂

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  4. I really loved this post, Emily. I love to see your posts about fitness – and while you do feature some great partnerships, every now and again seeing more of a lifestyle post is refreshing 🙂
    And the sneakers are adorable!

  5. Hi Emily! I love your blog and you’ve inspired me to start running! I love the idea of trail running and think i’ll be much more motivated outside rather than the treadmill. Where are your favorite places to run outside? Any specific trails you’d recommend in the Utah County area? Thanks!