HEALTH + FITNESS,  Will Run for Pasta

Red Faced Runners 5K Challenge

You don’t have to know me very long to know that I love food blogs.

So… remember in my last post how I felt like everything was lining up and it was a sign that Will Run for Pasta was the path I am supposed to be on?  Well, last night I discovered the newly launched Red Faced Runners.  And guess who started RFR?

Food bloggers, that’s who!

Eleven of them to be exact, led by the Cookin’ Canuck herself, Dara Michalski.

They recently joined forces {powered by their Wonder Woman knee-highs} to motivate their readers to a healthier, more active lifestyle and people are jumping onboard – including me!  RFR is challenging people to join in a virtual 5K.  By that they mean that for the next nine weeks we’re all training as needed (there is a couck-to-5k type of training schedule here) and then you find a local race to take part in the weekend of September 8th/9th.

How fun does that sound?!  It’s exactly what I needed right now to motivate me to keep up with my running and take it to the next level.  We’re only talking about moving from level 1 to level 2, but progress is progress, right? 😀

One of the contributors to RFR is Cindy from Once Upon a Loaf and she is a certified running coach.  She wrote a great article on Cookin’ Canuck’s site about how to train for a 5K and one of the tips is finding a local running store that will do a gait analysis and get you in the right shoes.  So off I go to the Portland Running Company website and while I’m there checking things out I see a link to a race they’re sponsoring.

Guess what it’s called.

Go ahead, guess.

PINTS TO PASTA!!  Pasta, people, PASTA!

Are you kidding me, Pints to Pasta 10K, how perfect is that?  And apparently it has been voted “Best 10K in the Northwest” by Competitor Magazine.  But, it’s a 10K so I’d be walking half of it which is okay.  But when is it?

Guess when the race is.

Go ahead, guess.





I think I’m supposed to do this race.  How could I not?  But I don’t want to do it alone so who wants to sign up with me?  Mr. Won’t Run didn’t seem too interested 🙁

Let’s do this thing!

And for the record, here’s my red face.  And my eye wrinkles.

I think I need to hydrate more.

Hi, I'm Sarah, a 30-something wife, doggy-mama, beginner runner (still), wannabe cook, and 9-5 cubicle farm worker, just trying to enjoy life in beautiful Portland, OR!


  • Carrie

    Not sure if you MEANT for this to be ANOTHER “sign” but when you say, “Let’s do this thing!” I IMMEDIATELY think of Linguini in the movie, Ratatouille. Linguini. Pasta. Italian Restaurant. Ooooh yeaaahhhh!

    • Sarah

      Haha, nice! Since that’s what you immediately thought of maybe it’s your sign to get on this race train with me 🙂 I’m sure we could find a fun little/cheap one down around your area to do together sometime. Your boys could make signs and cheer you on from the sideline as you run by, how cute would that be!

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