Last weekend my husbands and friends ran the Surfin Santa 10 miler down in Virginia Beach.
This weekend I decided, "Why not try and also do the Jingle All the Way 8k in DC." I told Gary that he didn't have to run with me and tried to convince my other friend to run with me. I have apparently become addicted to runs. I have been told not to call them races since I will most likely never win, nor am I really competing for a prize. Those people are insane. They run in 34 degree weather in tiny shorts and tank tops, maybe even sports bras. I don't do that even in just hot weather. These are also the people who run 15 min 5ks and 24 min for their 8k. Wow! I don't even pretend to know what that's like.
The race was at 9:00 am. Apparently I miss timed it. We got to Union Station to metro to the starting line and found out that the trains were sharing tracks and of course running late. So, I suggested taking a taxi which we NEVER do. No DC taxis take credit cards apparently, so we had to get cash. Roads were closed so it took us a little while to get there. I was nervous, but I also know that we wouldn't be starting in the front so it just matters that we cross the start to start the timing. The race did not start on time.
|Made these for our hair|
Jenna and I think run at about the same pace. Gary, my husband runs much faster and we usually don't run together at all. It was an interesting course. A lot of lops and whatnot. The water station wasn't very well manned and a little chaotic. I don't think that they had enough volunteers. The water was literally being poured into some people's cups.
|My New Running Buddy!|
We finished the 8K at about 53 min which is about a 10 min pace.
Next Race: Rock n Roll half DC in March. Let the preparation begin!