Sunday, December 1, 2013

Stache Dash Race Recap

It's been almost 5 weeks since I was cleared to run. Life has been chaotic and will not get more so when I go back to work in a week. Why can't maternity leave just last forever?? 😃 it's been a wonderful stress reliever to be able to run again. 

A few weekends ago my dear friend Amanda, another mother of 2 and a new runner, and I decided to run the Stache Dash 5k. It benefited prostrate cancer which was a bonus.  I haven't ran a race since the MotherRunner 5k when I was 20 weeks pregnant. 

The day was the coldest yet this year and the wind chill only made it colder.  I've never been happier about a noon start. At least then it'd be a little warmer. Try 9 degrees instead of 5. Wind gusts were up to 20 miles an hour. Goal one not to get blown off the road. 😉 

It was well organized. Packet pickup was right across the street from the starting line at a bar. Runners were crammed in there listening to a band playing songs from our local radio station who was sponsoring. Southern Comfort sponsored to. I got a blinky southern comfort necklace to run with. Kinda funny that a booze company is sponsoring a race. 
The awesome mustaches we ran with! We renamed them snot catchers! 

The race was through a park so it cut the wind which was nice. There was one water stop that i just blew through. I might have stopped if they had hot chocolate.  Other than the 1 major hill that went on forever it was a pretty flat course.  I felt pretty good throughout, and was pumped when at the end I looked at my garmin to see I had negative splits! 
1. 10:10
2. 10:09
3.  9:30

After the race we decided to warm up with Starbucks! Who can argue with that. They were nice enough to snap our pic with the pretty sweet medals.
Rockin team sparkle skirts!! 

Anyone else enjoy a turkey trot or weekend race? I love races this time of year. Happy running!!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the race and braving the cold! Negative splits, yay! You both look so happy despite the cold!