Monday, August 31, 2015

Sundae Run 5k

On Saturday August 29th, I ran the Sundae Run 5k.  The race was located about 5 miles from our house and didn't start until 9am which made it an easy pre-race morning. 

Tradition states that I must eat a cheeseburger and drink a beer the night before a race ... the Sundae Run 5k was no different.  We went to Smashburger where I ordered their "big" Classic Smashburger, no tomatoes, and split a side of French fries with Ryan.  It was washed down with a Fat Tire amber ale.  So tasty! 

The morning of the race I drank 1/2 cup of coffee and had a slice of toast with almond butter.  We headed off to the race as a family and got there about 30 minutes early so that I could pick up my packet.

I wasn't sure what to expect and found that the race was smaller than I had anticipated.  It was held at a local middle school which was pretty cool since the start and finish happened on the track.

I lined up near the front of the pack and started off a little faster than normal.  I finished mile 1 in 6:51 minutes and was disappointed to see the hills in mile 2 and 3.  Somehow I dragged myself to the finish and ended the race in 22:08 minutes.

This time was good enough for 4th overall female, 1st place female 30-34.  The award was a plaque which was a nice change since most races don't give out actual awards. 

Instead of the normal post-race snacks (bananas, bagels, and granola bars), this race featured a make your own ice cream bar.  Mason and I split a huge bowl of cookie dough ice cream complete with sprinkles, marshmallows, and gummy bears. 

This was a great race that benefitted the local community.  Lots of families came out to participate which made it feel laid back and fun.  I would totally do this race again next year!

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