Carlsbad 5000

Another Sunday, another race 👑 It seems spring is when most local races take place & this week our hometown hosted the Carlsbad 5000- aka the World’s Fastest Race.

It’s a 5K with seven separate races- from elite athletes {a World Record was tied here today} to ‘party people’ with an option to do 4 of these starts for a total of 20K for the day (12.4 miles). Yesterday I decided to go for the whole thing 🔥 I’ve been feeling GREAT since my Half-Marathon last week & wanted to challenge my excuses once & for all and


I had the opportunity to run four 5K races {with small breaks in-between} starting with Masters Men, Masters Women, 39 & under men and 39 & under women.

There were about 200 of us doing the All Day option out of almost 10,000 so we formed a bit of a club around each other- cheering for & supporting one another.

Matt ran the first race with me then cheered me on for the other 3.

Each race had it’s own flavor & lesson, from humbly being passed by men in their 70’s to listening to dudes in their 20’s complain of hangovers, to the Masters women not giving a damn about what anyone thought of them & rocking fun costumes, to the women in my age group being solid support & smiles all the way.

Carlsbad 5000 was my first race back last year after an 11 year hiatus. I remember STRUGGLING to finish those 3.1 miles & wanting to cry it felt so hard.

Today, I ran all 4 individual races faster than that race only a year ago- at a minute per mile faster than last week’s half 😳- and still had room for more.

Now to prep for the next beast to conquer: San Diego Rock & Roll MARATHON in June.

That’s right- I’m going for it 👊🏻🏃‍♀️👑 You never know what’s possible when you get out of your own way, have patience with the process & drop the story about why you can’t do something.

You might just surprise yourself with how strong & fierce you truly are 🔥🔥🔥

Jennifer Blackstock
Go for it

Monday Mood 👊🏻

Even when they tell you it can’t be done, it IS possible. Pinky Swear Promise you that is it.

But first you’ve got to know what it is you want in the first place. Then- you know- act on it 🔥

It may not look exactly as you think or happen in the timeline you hoped, but that’s a story for another day.

I’m starting the month setting my sights on one big body goal that slightly terrifies me- running marathons again leading to an even bigger goal down the road - plus two big business goals I’ve been dancing around for years that it’s time I step into.

Plans are being hatched. Actions being taken. Worthiness is activated.

And turning my fears into fiercely going after it. 🔥

What’s one vision you just can’t stop thinking of that you are ready to say yes to? 

Double points if you are terrified of it. 

Triple points if you think it’s impossible👇🏻

Jennifer Blackstock