The Leprechaun Leap 5K

A few weeks ago, I signed up for a 5K run on St. Patrick’s Day. It was The Leprechaun Leap in Tustin, CA. It was about a mile from my house, and I had the day off.

I signed up to do the race with my friends from Team Sparkle.  It has been awhile since I ran a 5K race, ok perhaps, the 4th of July.  I went to the gym on Thursday, and trotted a little on the treadmill to get some training in before the race.

Of course, the weather prediction for the weekend was rain, lots of rain. I started freaking out a bit the night before.  I realized that I had no long sleeve running gear, plus I had never really ran in the rain.  I put out some black shorts, green argyle socks from Target, my green sparkle skirt, and a green tank top.  I also threw a black zip-up Nike jacket into the pile.  I ended up wearing that Nike jacket during the entire race.

So Saturday, at 6am…I headed out.

Dude...this is happening right now. Going to run the @bookthatevent #Leprechaun5k with my @runTeamSparkle girls...in the rain. #stpatricksday
It was raining a bit when I arrived to get my race packet. I was cold, like very cold. At 7:30am, I got ready in the start lane, and off I went. It has been a long time since I ran, as I said previously. I was moving at a snail pace. But I finished. My finish time was not desirable to me. I have run faster. I know I can do better. But my schedule and life has been quite hectic lately.  I need to find more time to work out.

Finished the @bookthatevent #leprechaun5k earlier. A picture of @according2kelly, me, and @elisewallace in our @runTeamSparkle skirts.

After the race, I took a photo with Kelly and Elise. They are super speedy gals. I’m the hot mess in the middle of the photo.  Kelly and Elise ran super fast on Saturday. They were amazing.  Kelly even took first place in the Costume Contest on Saturday.

Kelly, first prize in the Costume Contest

Kelly is adorable and definitely deserved first place in the costume contest!

Now it is time to start training. My next race is The Color Run in April. I will be running with my friend, Megan.

17 comments
Mama Mary
Mama Mary

LOVE your outfits! I have run a few races but never in costume. I need to get on that! What's the color race?

gigi
gigi

Looks like a super fun race!

Eva Smith of Tech.Food.Life.
Eva Smith of Tech.Food.Life.

Your outfits are so cute! I've never been much of a runner but seeing just how much fun you all had you inspired me! Good luck with the Color run.

Jill of All Trades
Jill of All Trades

Woo Hoo, That's a whole lotta green! What fun. I've done my one and only 5K, last year and it was a St. Patty's Day thing! Good job all.

danica
danica

you look SO cute in your Team Sparkle Skirt! :) Great work and congrats on the 5K :) So when is your NEXT race?! :):)

Bree
Bree

You go girl! I am so very jealous. It's on my bucket list! **I would love for you to stop by and enter my giveaway! xoxo, bree

Lynda @Me and My Pink Mixer
Lynda @Me and My Pink Mixer

What a fun race! You all look too cute! My friend and I started the Couch to 5K program about 5 weeks ago. I'm up to 2 miles without stopping and hope to run a 5K this spring - hope we can find a fun one like that :)

Angie
Angie

Good for you! Love your outfit! I have to start running again ... maybe a sparkly skirt would be just the incentive I need ;)

Sasha
Sasha

You look great! How fun! I am running in a half this weekend, and suspect my time will not be desirable to me either.... but it will be D for done!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

During the color run, they spray you with paint. It's washable, but you end up being a rainbow of colors.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

A Team Sparkle skirt would be the perfect incentive. I always get tons of compliments when I wear a sparkle skirt at races.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Thanks!!! And you are doing much better than me. I didn't do the Disney 1/2 that I was supposed to do over a month ago. Good Luck!