2013 Bismarck BBQ Bash XC 5k and Parade {Race Recap}

This is the second year I have ran the BBQ Bash XC 5k.  The start line is a little over a mile from my house, so I have no excuse to not run this race.  Last year, I ran for speed and I came in second overall.  This year, I ran for fun and came in 15th overall and 2nd in my age group.  I had to be very careful, because this was the last day of my rest week for marathon training.  I didn’t want to run super hard out there in a 5k and ruin my marathon training!

I ran an easy warm up mile, the 3.1, and then an easy cool down to complete my necessary 5 miles for the day.  It started drizzling during my last half mile of the race, and by the time I finished my cool down it was POURING.  I mean, I was soaking, soaking wet!  It felt pretty good, but when the awards ceremony started, and we were all sitting down, it was cold!

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After the awards, I raced home, picked up Evan, and brought him back up to the high school.  His football team got to be in the parade.

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He had sooooo much fun! He thought he was king of the world!

Comments

  1. Congrats on your run! I like running in the rain when it’s warm, but to sit around afterwards would be tough!

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