Totally Awesome 80’s 5k
Not going to do my standard race report because two things:
1- Not really a 5k…more like a fun group run. No bibs, no clocks, no traffic cones!
2- Not really that awesome…too much traffic, so many road blocks (it was trash day…imagine!) and had to wait at red lights. Odd…
That said, I had so much fun getting dressed up, being with my friends and at the post party, I don’t really care if it was a real 5k or not! Plus, despite everything I had a pretty good run. I spent the first mile warming up at about an 11ish minute mile, running with a few friends and then took off for miles two and three. I averaged 10:20 for those two miles and that included a traffic stop! I finished around 32 minutes, so had it not been for the roadblocks, I may have had my best 5k time all year!
Overall, this race was fun. I loved the theme (although, it was a struggle to run in leg warmers), they had a super fun after party and it was only $20! Plus, a free post-run beer 🙂 I like a night 5k, but it was an hour from home, so I couldn’t enjoy the after party as much as I would have liked. The only other note I’ll make is this: I have NO IDEA how girls wear so much make-up when they run. I had it caked on last night and it felt awful when I was sweating and I looked a hot mess when I finished. Yuck!
Have you ever done a costume or dress up race or fun run?