Workout today: 5k race plus warm up and cool down, about 5 miles total.
Today was the Love the Run You’re With 5k in Arlington, VA. Luckily the race didn’t start until 9:00, so I was able to “sleep in” until 7:00.
I met up with my friend and race partner today (the race let you do two-person teams).
Then some more of our friends joined us. There was supposed to be one more of us but she came down with a stomach bug:(
In case you’re wondering why some peoples’ numbers are different colors, its because this was a Valentine’s Day-themed race and the race decided it was a good idea to have people enter in different relationship categories. I realize in theory this may have seemed cute but when you color-code the numbers it kind of turns into making people publicize their relationship status THE DAY BEFORE VALENTINE’S DAY. Seems a little bit mean if you ask me. Or maybe they were just trying to turn it into some sort of dating event? Who knows…
The start of the race was a bit crowded, but no more than your typical race. After the first couple hundred meters the course took a left-hand turn and started up a pretty steep hill. The steepness of the hill was a bit cruel for being so early in the race, but it was kind of nice on the way back!
The course was a fast out and back. Two of my friends caught up to me a little over half way through, and I forced myself to stick with them. I managed to stay with them the rest of the course, despite a couple times where I considered letting them go. They definitely pushed me–thanks, guys!
All in all it was a pretty good day, and I was happy with my time considering I am still feeling relatively out of shape. Also, I saw the race results afterward, and they didn’t track my teammates time for some reason, but if they had I think we would have won the all-women team category (that was 90 percent due to her super speedy time;)! I will be sending a letter of petition around later for you to sign.
After the race I went home and had some more soup and half a turkey, avocado, red pepper, and spinach sandwich. Mmm, just the thing for after a cold run.
That’s right. You should be jealous of my Valentine’s Day weekend date. Totally gonna be a lady killer.
Now to spend some time with the husband! I don’t want him getting too jealous;)