Racing Season is here!! I just wish cooler temperatures were here too.
At the last minute I signed up for a 5K last friday night: Midnight Madness. It sounded like a good idea at the time. But come game day and I was a lot less excited about the whole thing. I was LAZY this weekend. Like seriously not getting out of bed, lazy.
To be honest, it was nice! I feel like I’ve been going going going lately and yes, I had things on my to-do list but I didn’t have to be anywhere so I took advantage and didn’t leave the house. (On Thursday, I even had food delivered! Yay for grubhub and vegan PF changs options.) But when it came time to actually leave the house, and for a race, oof it was rough.
But I got off my ass and went. And of course I got lost so hey, another reason to just head home? No, I found the place. Then I read the email wrong and thought the race started at 7pm but it started at 8! I had a whole hour to kill and again thought, forget it just go home. But I stayed and I actually ran.
The gun finally went off at 8pm and it was still hot hot hot! Since it was dark the sponsors had glow sticks for people to snap around and light up as they ran. It was pretty fun.
The course was pretty flat with one little dip in the middle but easy going.
My goal for this race was just run. Run the whole thing and do not stop.
And I DID! It sounds so simple. For a girl that should be marathon training 3 miles is easy. And it was easy, kinda… it did make me realize that I am capable of running 3 miles but not ready for 26.2. Was I the fastest? Nope. Did I want to stop? Yup. Did I keep running away? Hell yeah. It was a good reminder that running (every distance, every ‘type’ of run) is supposed to hurt! It’s supposed to challenge and push you. So I felt really good about how I did!
The best part was that at the end they had otter pops! I’m going with lime every time! Plus they had finisher medals if you’re into bling. (I still haven’t unpacked my medals and bibs from when I moved last month!)
There’s another midnight madness in the series in October that I’m debating about. I have a 20K the very next day so I probably can’t do both. I have to remind myself I can’t do every run in the world!!
What do you guys do with your medals?
What flavor of otter pop (or popsicle) is your favorite?