I’m not sure what all cities this race is in, but I really hope that if they do this race in the south, it’s actually cold for those people. 🙂 I’m just sayin’. That was the coldest race I’ve done so far, but the hot chocolate at the end was the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had. Or maybe it was the fact that it was really cold and it warmed me right up?!
And inside that giant mug, they give you some chocolate fondue and a banana, rice krispy, pretzels, and some wafers to dip. Hello! Worth a 9 mile run? YES!
Along the race, they even pass out handfuls of chocolate and marshmallows. I’m not big on marshmallows, and it was just too early for chocolate, while running, but fun nonetheless.
I tried to track down some feet warmers yesterday, but EVERYWHERE was wiped out. Took about 3 miles for my toes to warm up, and about 6 miles for my fingers to stop tingling, but it was still a lot of fun. I was super glad for fleece lined pants and shirt! And in the beginning, there were s#@* flakes! (I’m not ready to say the ‘s’ word.) And p.s. That was the first time I used that spibelt for my phone, and it’s fabulous! Never bounced. Never moved. It’s small and flat, so it’s gonna be perfect for any run to just carry my phone – so much better than the arm bands! Or carrying it. Or the other belts that I have that are more for fuel…
Anyhow. This race was a lot of fun, and well organized – especially for the 5k and 15k because there was a split at mile 2.5 AND both 5k and 15k runners/walkers crossing the finish line at the same time. The official time, for Amy, since I was Amy today because she has a stupid stress fracture in her foot & couldn’t run so she gave me her bib, was 1:28:??. But according to my watch, I ran 9.5 miles in 1:29:03. I know. Overachiever. Or, my watch needs an update or something. 😉
So if you want a fun race, cool medal, and chocolate, this is the race to run. 🙂 I think they are adding more cities next year too, so be on the lookout! Oh, and you get a really nice hoodie too! But no pic because it’s still in the bag. I’m saving it for Amy since it was her bib but she couldn’t run. 🙂
Since I have been so busy the last week, and hadn’t ran since last weekend, I was SO excited to run this race and just get out there. The rest of the day was spent taking a nap, doing laundry, prepping lunches, and having our family pasta dinner.
Hope you guys had a great weekend! 🙂
Are you getting the cold weather and snow yet?
Do you do any winter races??