So- the race was a few weekends ago- but I am finally getting around to blogging about it. (Been considering this whole blogging thing- but that is another post!)
Such a crazy spring- it is full of sunny says with higher than normal temperatures! The race day was warm too! Almost 80! TOO hot when you think that even though it was a warm winter- our blood hasn’t had time to thin out yet! LOL Last year we thought we were SO lucky! It was in the low 30′s and sunny out! I mean AWESOME running weather for mid-March! This year the race was ON St. Patrick’s Day and it was a blast!
Guy and I did not do much to get ready for this race- been kind of a slower paced, less motivated phase of our lives this winter… but we decided to run what we could, walk what we couldn’t run and just keep pace together and enjoy the day!
There were close to 8,000 people running the race- and it is always a spectacle! Tutus, green knee socks and funky outfits abound at this race!
For me, races are more about setting a goal and having motivation to stick to the running plan (which burns calories and helps me to loose weight and/or maintain my weight… ) than it is about the race itself… it is also about my running friends! I LOVE my running friends!!
SO much fun! The race felt good.. Guy and I really worked up a sweat… then we walked when we wanted to. At one point, we were just enjoying the sunshine and fresh air, walking holding hands!! LOL So much for a PR! (Personal Record!) We knew this was not THAT kind of race for us.
This race has some cool perks! A free beer at the local Irish Pub- and being St. Patty’s day it was even more interesting! Hanging out on the sidewalk in front- enjoying the sunshine and hundreds of other people sweaty and looking “fine” from the race! OH BOY!
Fun day! Got us into the running spirit again! We are both training for races in April! My Guy is going to run the Twin Cities One Mile (with his kids too!) and then the Get in Gear 5K! I am going to run the Get in Gear 10K! This will be my third year running that race! That race has special meaning for me because it was the first race I ever ran! WHOO HOO!
Running has become soul food for me. WHY do I forget that so often? It makes me feel good about ME, makes my head and heart clear out the crap of the day, makes my body feel good, makes me feel good to know my body moves… even if it didn’t help me to maintain my weight (and right now loose!) I would NEED to run! LAWD I wish I remembered that ALL the time!