What a great day! What a great race! And what a great way to spend my 27th birthday!
|Allie and I Pre-Race|
The atmosphere was festive, fun, and fabulous! This is the kind of race I LOVE LOVE LOVE! Everyone came dressed in their Christmas attire. There were Santa hats galore, a few ugly Christmas sweaters, not to mention the several people who took the full blown Christmas plunge in elf outfits, Santa suits, and even a Christmas Tu-tu. Everyone was clearly in the holiday spirit! They even had the Christmas carols blaring while Jack Frost and Santa led a pre-race warm up session. And the race wrapped up with cookies, a cup of hot chocolate, and candy canes. This self-professed Christmas junkie could not have picked a better way to kick off 27.
The weather was clear, cool, and perfect for running. There was a little ice on the course to start, but the sun had melted most of it by the time the race was wrapping up. I definitely wore too many layers and under-estimated the effects of the glaring sun. I was carrying my hat, gloves, and scarf as I crossed the finish-line.
Despite my fashion faux pas I still managed to run a great race. I had made myself a silent promise that I wanted to PR my birthday 5k. In the past I have always run a 5k's within the 30-35 minute range, but this race was going to be different. This race had special significance and was just that much more important to me. I promised myself I would run this race in under 30 minutes. And I did just that! I finished in 29:31! YEAH!
|This Happy Santa PR'd!|
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