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