Monument 10k + a Giveaway!

On Friday, I mentioned that over the weekend I would be running in Richmond’s biggest race, the Monument 10k, and run it I did.

But not with these guys. These people are FAST. (Image by Daniel Sangjib Min via TD)

I really could not have asked for a more beautiful day. The weather was perfect and the day drinkers, er, I mean spectators, were out in full force.

Sure, my time wasn’t a PR, but it was still a major accomplishment. This year I finished the race feeling not at all fatigued. I realize that this partially means I could have pushed myself more, but it also means that I am much stronger than I was one year ago. It’s hard to imagine that before last year’s race my longest distance was only 5-6 miles. I’m pretty proud of how far I’ve come. (But PR, I’m coming for you in my next race!)

I was a bad blogger and failed to take a single picture while we were at the race, but I did snap this one after we were showered. (You actually might be thankful because we both look a lot better than we did post-race!)


Did anyone else have an active weekend?

*Being a runner, I feel a special camaraderie with the Boston Marathoners. I know what a joyous occasion a race should be, and I cannot imagine what they are going through. My heart goes out to all those affected. They are in my thoughts and prayers.*


And now to introduce you to my lovely sponsor, Angela from Head to Toe Chic!

One of the many reasons why I personally love Angela’s blog is how approachable her style is. Her outfits are always on point- I mean check her out rocking this white blazer, but she always keeps things affordable for us every day gals. And anyone who can make an outfit combining glitter and skulls is alright in my book!

But her blog isn’t just strictly fashion! She also features beauty, shopping, and even gives us a peak into her home! And because Angela is so awesome, she’s giving away a $10 Target gift card and 30 days of ad space on Head to Toe Chic!

Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Good luck! 🙂

a Rafflecopter giveaway

No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on number of entries. Total prize valued at $18. Giveaway open to US and Canada only. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be notified by email. If winner does not respond within 48 hours an alternate will be randomly selected. All entries will be verified.


*Linking up with Northern Belle Diaries*


43 thoughts on “Monument 10k + a Giveaway!

  1. Dinah Gacon

    Congrats on the Monument 10k lady!!!! I ran it the last couple of years and skipped this year….I almost regret it because the weather was amazing!!!! You go girl!!

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

  2. Nikki

    Congrats on your race! I am a runner but I have never done a race before. I want to do a 10 K and then a half (I was training for a half but had a semi injury so I had to cut back). You inspire me to try a 10 k!


    1. Lauren Post author

      Thanks, Nikki. I’ve never done anything longer than a half, but I’d say that a 10k is a very manageable distance and a great goal. Go for it!

  3. Michelle

    Congrats! I’ve just started the whole ‘running’ thing – I haven’t seriously run since 2004, and that was only on the treadmill. Your enthusiasm is definitely motivating! I’m looking forward to picking up some new accessories at Target – since I’m trying to shed some pounds, I’m not ready to buy any new clothes – just decorate the ones I have!

  4. AJ

    I would love a new pair of flats I’ve had my eye on!

    Congrats on your running progress! I ran a 10k in November and it was SO hard for me, I need to work on that.


  5. Bree

    Good for you & your fella for doing a 10K! That’s so so awesome! Very impressive!!!
    Checking out Angela’s blog now! 🙂
    I think the giveaway only applies to US? I think we are getting target in Canada, but who knows when!

    1. Lauren Post author

      Thanks, Bree. Before launching the giveaway, I actually did some research. There are quite a few Targets in Canada, but I know they aren’t widespread yet! 🙂

  6. Alyson @ Starting Over at the Dirty 30

    Even though I shouldn’t I always head over to the nail aisle to check out the new Essie nail polish they have in stock:)

  7. Kristine

    You’re right, the weather was amazing! Such a perfect setting for race day 🙂 Happy for you to finish it feeling good, I think that’s most important!

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