Ballet Class Recap: August Slump

It’s been a bit of a rough couple of weeks. I’ve decided to pass on running the Philly 10K, since there’s no way we can be ready on  time. While I’m pretty disappointed that it feels like I’m giving up (again)–I’m still glad that I’m making the right decision for my health. There is always next year.

Instead, I’ll be doing my favorite local 5K from last year at the end of September, which will benefit a group that runs with shelter dogs. I’m excited. So far, running without the pressure of trying to greatly increase my mileage has been going really well.

I feel like I haven’t consistently made it to ballet class consistently with vacation, moving and work (as well as lack of sleep) — although I’ve made it to at least one last class in the past three weeks. This past week I made it to two, thanks to some friends from class who texted me to get moving and get to class.  I’ve been a little frustrated with how I’ve done in class (especially with jumping) but I’m hoping once summer is over and I’m more regularly in class things will be going better.

How has your August been?

Hot Chocolate 5k/15k Giveaway & Promo Code


Where will you run for chocolate?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the Philadelphia Hot Chocolate 5k/15k and all the goodies and perks that come a long with it. Now here’s your chance to win your very own entry into the race!

Here’s a little bit more about the race, incase you haven’t heard about it:

The Hot Chocolate 15/5k, coined as America’s Sweetest Race, is brought to you by RAM Racing.  Established in 2008, the inaugural Hot Chocolate 15/5k ran through the streets of Chicago, Illinois. Since its inception, over 200,000 participants have ran for chocolate, making it the fastest growing race series in the nation!

Each Hot Chocolate 15/5k race features both a 15k (9.3miles) and 5k (3.1miles) distance and all runners are encouraged to join the fun! Participants receive an award winning goodie bag, which they collect at the expo along with their race packet.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is the official charity partner of the Hot Chocolate 15/5k series. The RMHC program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families and children facing a serious medical crisis so they can stay close by their hospital at little or no cost. For more information on our charity partner visit our city specific charity pages.

Even if you don’t win my giveaway, register here with promo code “BallerinaMug” for an additional travel mug in your swag bag!

Enter below for your chance to win an entry into one of their races (See a complete list here) Giveaway will be open until February 10th.


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