Aflac Iron Girl


On Sunday, I ran the Aflac Iron Girl 5K race in Del Mar, CA. I did this race last year, but it was in Solana Beach. This was my favorite race last year. They really go all out for the participants. I was looking forward to it the past couple of weeks.

Well we (my running pal, Monique and I), arrived at the event about an hour early. The event started at the Fairgrounds. We had to enter through the main gate of the Fairgrounds and walk, forever to the starting line. We finally made it to there and picked up our race numbers. We didn’t even get time to pick up our race packets. We then got in line to start the race. Well there were sooooo many people there. They announced that there were over 3,000 runners. They had the 5K and 10K runners starting together, which was complete chaos.

The racetrack, ugh…. The surface of the track was this recycled material. It was SOO difficult to run on. My friend, Monique, told me that she could hear my cursing, when I was running. I guess my music was soo loud, that I didn’t realize how loud I actually was.

I finished the race with a time of 38:00 exactly, which was not my best. I started walking at the end, because I was soo pissed about the track. At the finish line, we received a medal, which is pretty cool.

I hope they the put this race somewhere else next year.

I’m adding a picture that I had taken there too.

4 comments
Trenches of Mommyhood
Trenches of Mommyhood

Way to go! I ran the Iron Girl last year! Sadly, they're not doing it in Boston this year though.

Tamara
Tamara

That is so cool! I have thought about egtting into running but I start sweating just thinking about it lol. What to go girlie!

Jennifer
Jennifer

Congrats on finishing the race! Have you run any 5k's at Disneyland?

Sasha
Sasha

Congrats! That's awesome!I've never run on anything like that! Sounds weird....