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We ran the Shark Bite Half Marathon & 5K in New Smyrna Beach

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Today, my husband and I both took part in the Shark Bite Half Marathon & 5K in New Smyrna Beach. My husband ran the half marathon (his 18th), while I ran the 5K. 

The run was nicely organized and we really enjoyed it. We had fears that it may be difficult to find parking, but it turned out to be an easy task. Parking was no problem and we were just a couple of blocks from the starting line. The run started on time, thank you very much, and went off without a hitch. They had plenty of restroom, plenty of food and drink afterward, and it was a lot of fun. 

I had a feeling that my husband was going to PR (personal record) at this event. His PR had been set 6 years ago, but for some reason I felt like he was going to PR today. And he did! He finished the half in 1:29 (7:49 per mile). I ran about two minutes slower per mile than usual, but I'm still healing from runner's knee. While runner's knee has slowed me down some, it hasn't stopped me. Plus, today it was much better than it was two months ago. It's on the mend! 

This was my first run with my new Sparkle Skirt. I had been looking at them for two years, but I was too cheap to buy one. My husband bought me one for Christmas. I love it! I love the flag them, and it was the most comfortable thing I've run in. It is great! It stays put and is really comfortable. 

It was a bit chilly and windy, but we still had a great time. Two thumbs up for the Shark Bite Half Marathon & 5K!

By the way... I've been running for just over three years now!

- Jacqueline
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Donnies Donuts review - New Smyrna Beach and Ormond Beach

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I've been wanting to stop into Donnie's Donuts for a while now, because I heard they had vegan donuts every Friday and Saturday. It stayed on my radar and I went yesterday, since my daughter was out of school (I really wanted to take her there). Donnie's Donuts has two locations, one in New Smyrna Beach and one in Ormond Beach. Their donuts look amazing! They look fancy, like you are buying an upscale little treat. 

The New Smyrna Beach location offers outdoor seating for those who want to eat their donuts there. You walk up to the window and behind the glass you see the many flavors of donuts that are available. The flavors change with the days and they all look delicious! But I went to try the vegan donuts, so we stuck with buying those. They were $1.99 each (plus tax) or 6 for $10. We bought the six. They offer 2-3 flavors of vegan donuts every Friday and Saturday. They had three flavors available, so we bought two of each, so that we could all try them out.

The three vegan flavors we got to try were sugar, salted caramel, and maple walnut. The donuts look wonderful and they tasted every bit as good. I cut the donuts up so the four of us could try them all. Everyone loved every flavor. Two thumbs up way up for Donnie's Donuts! We loved their vegan donuts, but I'm sure their non-vegan ones are just as good. They sure do look it!

The other location of Donnie's Donuts is at 200 E. Granada in Ormond Beach. Stop into one of their locations and give their donuts a try. Whether you try the vegan or non-vegan donuts, you will most likely love them, just like we did!

- Jacqueline

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