That was the question when David and I were deciding on whether to do the 5K or not. Setting was the enclosed porch at our friend's house, with 2 other couples, a bucket of ice with beers, snacks, chicken, green beans, rice, rolls, etc, etc. Our friend, Tommy, got a nickel (no quarter to find), and Dee called "heads - go, tails - stay". It was flipped 3 times, and tails WON! We totally blew off the race.
Now, give us some crap for it!!!
Really, we had cookout plans at our friends house at 6:30, 4 couples total. We had our stuff ready, running gear on, had already picked up our race packets at 5:00 from the hotel, bagel and bananas to take to the cookout (for our pre-race snack). Not long after being in the comfortable home and back porch, we started feeling the desire to stay and hang out, instead of splitting after shortly arriving.
We wasted 20 bucks on a race we never did, however, the time we had was far better! Sure, I really think I could've PR'ed the race, in fact that was my plan. The last 5K I did was in January, and if I may say so, I have come a LONG way since then. Even with the challenging hills, I would have done WELL, as I practiced running that hill several times. I was determined. Goal was 26:00 flat. So, I plan on doing the course exactly like they did it soon, and time it. But, still NO REGRETS. Now, we just need to return our chips to the race peeps...
The guys played Bocce for quite sometime. They were like little children out there, having a great time!
We left their house late, returned home and unfortunately I had homework for my class. As tired as I was, I finished it and turned in, falling asleep with SNL on.
Today after Church, I went to get munchkin' and took her to the My Little Pony Show. She loved it, and out of all the gifts at the counter to choose from, she chose a pink pony soccer ball. We really think she's going to be an athlete. Yesterday at the birthday party, she was throwing the football. Anyhoo.. here's some pics of Grace at the Pony show.
Getting ready for the show.
A little sleepy....
Playing with a co-worker's daughter...
Have a wonderful evening all!
Beat the Heat 5K Race Report
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