Take 5!

Hey lovelies!!

I know…I’ve been neglecting the blog…especially product reviews as of late.  Life has been a bit crazy.  But with my first marathon back from injury now in the books (even though it did not go well at all)…I feel like things are settling back down and I can get right back on track.


So…let me start off by reminding you that I am a Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/Mini Marathon Race Ambassador!!!  It’s true!

What is it they say?  Pictures or it didn’t happen?  Well…it happened:

What a great team to be working with!!  Seriously…I met them at the big kick-off meeting last week and, seriously, we all bring something different and unique to the group.  And I love all of them already.  And I’ve only just met most of them.

So…now to the entire purpose of this post.

Do you know how amazing the NUMBER FIVE (5) is?  Well…let me tell you a few ways…

1. Cinco de Mayo


Runners LOVE to eat and drink, am I right?  And while these days we have important things like…Taco Tuesday…and the like, the ultimate Mexican-themed holiday has to go to Cinco de Mayo.  While this is not even a federal holiday in Mexico, this doesn’t stop me (and the rest of the USA) from breaking out the chips, salsa, guacamole, tequila, sombreros, etc…and celebrating the 5th day of the 5th month.  Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s Independence day…but the day actually commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.  There you have it.  The more you know.

Now, pass me the guacamole!

2. The Five Second Rule


HA!!  We’ve all done it.  Eating a tasty treat and then…WHOOPS…you drop it and it hits the floor.  This is the little unwritten rule that says…hey…that delicious food item is still safe to eat.  I mean…we’d hate to let it go to waste, right?

3.  High Fives


We, collectively, as runners…LOVE a good high five.  I mean, you’re running the later miles of a distance race and there is a child/adult/spouse/friend/complete stranger with that infamous sign…


Whether it’s up high, down low…ooops…too slow (see what I did there?), there is nothing more uplifting than a mid-race high five.  For real!!  This little hand clap makes victories sweeter, the low times a bit more tolerable, and…they sure do make you think that you are getting that power up promised, as you run your way through the streets, when you slap your hand together with a stranger.

4. The ever-popular 5K race


It is the perfect distance for some…and torture for others.  But if you are looking to get better, faster, stronger…the 5K race is the race for you.  And, in addition, you aren’t out for hours on end on a weekend.  Anywhere between 15-45 minutes…and BOOM…you’re done!!  Is it any wonder the 5K race is where most runners start?  It’s a warm-up…it’s a challenge…it it easy…it hurts…it is hard.  It’s all these things…and that’s why we love to hate and continue to run…those 5K races.



As I mentioned above, I am one of the Race Ambassadors for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/Mini Marathon!  And this is a great opportunity to get a discount on your race registration, whether you choose to go 13.1 miles (Mini Marathon) or 26.2 (Marathon).  Here’s the deal…all you need to do is head over to the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/Mini Marathon Registration Page and click on the button to begin your registration.  Enter the following code between September 15 – September 29, 2016 and recieve $5 OFF your registration:


And, remember, when you see the question:

Were you referred by a race ambassador?

Choose my name – Karen Brady!!

See…the number 5 is a wonderful thing!!  Now, stop procrastinating and hesitating and get registering.  Come seek out a finish line with us!!

#KDFMarathon #KDFMarathonAmbassador #comerunwithus



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