dallas-fitness-blogger-loubies-and-lulu-0783My daughter, Marisa, and I are training for our first 5k together!  

We are signed up for the Firefly Run on March 28th in Plano, TX.  The Firefly Run is a fun night-time run that benefits charities such as Children’s Medical Center, Out of Darkness, and more.  Everyone is welcome, from runners to walkers of all speeds and experience. The exciting post-race party includes live entertainment, contests, and refreshments.

The Firefly Run is unique + fun, a perfect intro to running a 5k race…

Once I discovered that participants outfit themselves in neon colors, reflective clothing, and glow accessories, I knew this would be right up Marisa’s alley!  We would LOVE to invite YOU to join us for this race!  Having friends join us in making fitness FUN would make this event even more enjoyable.  Feel free to invite a friend, your son or daughter, or anyone else you would like to encourage and train with for the next month!

Enter my GIVEAWAY at the end of this post for 2 FREE race entries.  There are 4 ways to enter!  Winners will be notified on 2/26…Good Luck:-)

Firefly-RunHere’s what you need to know:

  • Date: March 28th, 2015
  • Location: Campus at Legacy [5340 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024]
  • Race Day Schedule:
  • 5:30PM- 7:30PM: Race day registration & Packet Pick Up
    7:45PM: Official race start
    9:00PM: Costume contest and post-race entertainment
  • Packet Pick Up: Sports Authority Sporting Goods [Preston Park Colonnade, 2201 Preston Road, Plano, TX 75093; 11am – 7pm; March 26th & 27th, 2015]
  • Rdallas-fitness-blogger-loubies-and-lulu-0676egister HERE using the code LOUBIESLULU15 for $5 off entry fee.

 Just so you know, we’re taking a relaxed approach to this, no stress involved!

I want to make this a pressure-free experience for Marisa.  One of our goals is to run the entire race, but if we walk part of it, no big deal!  We will be running together for 30 minutes, two times per week at minimum.  (More on our training in an upcoming post.)  She is already an active girl, training for her dance team by taking technique classes and rehearsing every week.  Her dance competition season wraps up this weekend, so we thought it would be perfect timing for tackling our first 5k together.  As she matures into her teenage years, I want to expose her to lots of ways to enjoy being active.  My hope for her is to to be confident in trying new activities and pursuing a healthy lifestyle.  Plus, being active together gives us great time together outdoors, unplugged from technology and other distractions.  Gotta love that!


Keep an eye out for more posts from Marisa and I leading up to the Firefly Run.

We’ll be sharing how we are training, what we are eating, and of course, what we are wearing.  And, if you are planning on joining us, please let me know.  We would love to have a L&L group meet up before/after the race!

**Special thanks to ivivva Dallas and lululemon athletica Knox Street for our fit sessions leading up to this shoot! Product links below, more details on the pieces we chose coming tomorrow…. Images by:  Stephanie Drenka

Andrea’s Look (all lululemon):  

Marisa’s Look (all ivivva):


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