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Cabot Fit Team Race Recap – Vermont City Marathon and Relay

2014 Cabot Fit Team |

Disclosure: As part of the Cabot Fit Team, Cabot Creamery covered my travel expenses for 2014 Key Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay. I was not compensated to write this post. 

Last month, I added another chapter to my “Will Run For Food” adventures.

2014 Cabot Fit Team Gear |

As I wrote about before, I was named to the #CabotFit team this year which was a complete thrill because:

a) I adore me some Cabot cheese and I discovered some new favorites during my Vermont weekend including Alpine Cheddar from the new Legacy Line and Old School Cheddar – aged 5 years!)

2014 Cabot Fit Team Cheese |

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b) I totally dig their overall philosophy of eating well/living healthfully (not to mention I’m kind of partial to dairy famers)

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c) I got to meet in person some truly fabulous healthy living/fitness/food loving bloggers – and see them tackle a race course and achieve some incredible accomplishments during the Vermont City Marathon & Relay.

2014 Cabot Fit Race Team |

2014 Cabot Fit Race Team |

*Both Kelly and Kristina grabbed marathon PRs.

*Carissa persevered through hills to earn her half marathon medal along with Joanne (who ran back to back half marathons in two weeks.) Mary – sidelined with a stress fracture – was our biggest cheerleader (this lady has completed 58 MARATHONS to date!)

*My superstar relay team of Marlow, Carolyn, Katie and Amber all conquered their race legs through hills and heat.

I was the last leg (5.5 miles) of the marathon relay team and really, I was feeling guilty about how good I had it. I got to start the race on fresh legs just shy of mile 21 for the full marathoners and got to experience the amazing spectators towards the end of the course while crossing the finish line with those same marathoners.

2014 Cabot Fit Race Team |

The one thing I would have changed? Slowed the pace and taken it all in.

As you can see from the photos, I was no-nonsense serious about running strong, achieving the best possible time (which would only be seen on my Garmin as I wasn’t running the half or full race.)

But after reading some of the other gals recaps, I really had a change of heart. Every single race doesn’t have to be about doing your very very best time and in some circumstances, enjoying it more perhaps at a slower pace is really the healthiest thing.

I’m remembering this for my next race in September.

And tomorrow, I’m sharing my one of my favorite power eats/recipe formulas for pre-race days (a sneak peak photo…..)

Green Garlic Asparagus Couscous |

Have you ever done a “food themed” race? What’s been your favorite destination race/run (or perhaps a race on your bucket list?)

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Thursday 26th of June 2014

I agree with what Regan said above. Seriously! Getting to know you was one of my favorite parts of the whole event. I can't wait to see this recipe tomorrow! I recognize the Cabot garlic herb cheddar! Yummy!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Thursday 26th of June 2014

Right back at you!! So fantastic to finally meet you after "knowing" you for awhile online :) Make sure you let me know if you are ever visiting your dad and want to grab coffee/lunch or dinner up that way!

Regan @ Cabot Creamery

Thursday 26th of June 2014

Well of course one of the highlights of the CabotFit weekend for me was simply getting spend quality time with you :) Can't wait for the recipe :)

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Thursday 26th of June 2014

And thank you for being the most stellar roomie (as well as our loyal "cruise" director/sherpa/chauffeur for the weekend :)

Candace @ Cabot

Thursday 26th of June 2014

The Cabot Fit Team is such an inspiring group. Thanks for this wrap-up looks like you had a blast! We're really looking forward to that recipe. That sneak peak is a tasty looking tease.

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Thursday 26th of June 2014

Thanks Candace - one day I hope to meet you in person :) And yes, think you'll like tomorrow's recipe (using a lovely variety of Cabot cheese of course :)

Amber @ Fit Foodie Runs

Thursday 26th of June 2014

Oooh, I can't wait for your recipe tomorrow! I love that cheese!

It was so nice to have met you at the Cabot race! I hope we cross paths again. :)

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Thursday 26th of June 2014

Likewise! I'll be thinking of you when I do my Jost run next month :)

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