I've been invited to participate in the Fit Foodie 5k Race Weekend this September here in Austin. Of course, for me it will be a bit more like the Slightly Chubby Foodie 5k Walk. While I did my best to keep fit during my pregnancy with loads of walking and swimming, it's been well over a year since the last time I attempted to jog.
But even as a imperfectly fit foodie, this race is pretty appealing. First of all, it's short! I can walk the whole thing, and if the temperature is right, I'll push a stroller to legitimize my slothful pace. There's also a cocktail party the night before and a mini food-fest at the finish line! On top of all that, there will be chef demos, fitness demos, boot camp, and yoga! It's a whole weekend of eating, drinking, and working off the fun.
Here's a rundown of the weekend's events:
Friday September 12
- Light Up The Night VIP Cocktail Party
Saturday, Septermber 13
- Fit Foodie 5K
- Love TX Chefs Experience
- Meet Citizen of Hope, Alison Sweeney - Book Sale & Signing
Sunday, September 14
- Sunrise Yoga & Brunch
- Power Systems Obstacle Course & Bootcamp
You can sign up for the whole weekend's worth of events, or register for events individually. Whatever you choose, use the discount code, MARYDINNER to take 10% off!
I'll be in good company during race weekend. Some of my favorite Austin food bloggers will also be in attendance, including Mad Betty, Stetted, and Craft Taste. Follow our @FitFoodieRun adventures on Twitter with the hashtag #TweetYourFeet.
FYI: I was invited to participate in this event for free, and also received some sponsored swag. I wasn't compensated for this post or social media mentions. My opinions, as usual, are all mine.