And I'm going to shamelessly steal her pics, since mine look BAD!! SO BAD!!
|Oh Man. One of those messy races!! But we are all cute...|
|MESS. Which took several showers to wash off!!|
Here are my unbiased thoughts.
1- A 5k is not 2.4 miles, and that is a verifiable fact. We are probably the only people there who cared! But come on. Really.
2- Crowded. Chaotic. Silly. Messy. VERY messy. This shit was HARD to remove!! Holy crap!
3- A good way to see friends. But we should have met up for a legit run then eaten lots of food or something more logical...
4- IT WAS HOT. And running in a parking lot is THE HOTTEST!!!
Honestly, grumping aside it was just fine. An ok way to spend 2.4 miles and with the raging popularity of these races I must admit that I was curious to see what the fuss was about. Perhaps I was simply expecting something different? Who knows!
Then I went back to Maine and ran a legit 16. That was more like it... And it was cooler in Maine which was awesome. And there was more awesome stuff like beer and pancakes and the fact that it was Eric's longgest run ever which was badass... But I'm too tired to talk about how awesome that all was because I have taper brain and just want to sleep, lie in an ice bath, drink alllll the gatorade and have it be July 27th already. Hah!
And in other awesome news I totally twisted my ankle this morning. Doing what? Screaming and running away from a spider, that's what. Man, I am just too cool to even survive!