I obviously love to cook and eat. OBVIOUSLY. That kind of complicates the whole “fitness” aspect of things. As I mentioned earlier this week, I love doing Tone it Up challenges and running 5Ks, etc. I wouldn’t necessarily say that I work out purely to cancel out what I eat, BUT. I mean. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t a factor. If I could genuinely stick to a 1,200 calorie diet of pure vegetables and grass-fed proteins every day, I probably wouldn’t work out an hour a day.
Lucky for me, I do genuinely enjoy running and lifting. I’ve started to appreciate exercise more the older (sigh) I get – I find it to be a great mental as well as physical release. That’s why I was really excited when I heard about the Fit Foodie 5K – a race series geared around people who love eating and drinking!
The concept of the Fit Foodie was born out of the idea that a healthy lifestyle and delicious culinary experiences don’t have to be separate. Calories burned, calories earned, right?? Life is about balance and working hard so that you can indulge in those things that you are passionate about. When delicious food, working out, and good friends are all combined, it is a beautiful culmination of all that life has to offer.
This event started in San Diego in 2013 but it’s making three stops this year – including Austin! Hosted by Cooking Light and Health, and featuring slogans like “Run. Eat. Drink.” and “Calories Burned, Calories Earned” I knew this was a run I could get behind. Plus, they have cool events surrounding the race itself, like a VIP cocktail party the night before and a finisher’s village complete with celebrity chef demos and beer & wine tastings. If you’re going to reward me with early morning wine, I will DEFINITELY run for you. I was planning on registering for the Austin run no matter what, but then Fit Foodie reached out and asked if I was interested in being an ambassador for the program – heck yes!
As an ambassador, I’m spreading the word about this awesome race series annnd I also have a small bit of power – I have a discount code to share! If you use the code “ENDLESSSUMMER” when registering for the Austin 5K, you’ll get 10% off fees! If you’re in Austin like me, the race is this Saturday, September 13. Don’t worry, even though the race is this weekend, there’s still plenty of time to register.
I also have two free registrations – good for the 5K + finishers village + post-raceday yoga or bootcamp – which I’ll be giving away on Twitter through @endlesssimmer, the handle of the national food blog where I also contribute. Keep your eyes on your TweetDeck!