Monday, January 12, 2015

#Carlsbad5000 KickOff Party Recap!

If you haven't heard by now, I did 18.3 miles on my long run on Saturday. I don't even like to drive that far but as always, my awesome BRFs Jamye, Jenn & Thia made the time fly!

Quick note about how I fueled during the run: At 5:30 a.m., I had my Vega Pre Workout. Then we started running at 6:00 a.m.  About 45 mins in, I had 2 Clif Shot Bloks. At 9 miles, I had half a Honey Stinger waffle. Best stuff ever by the way. Then every 20 mins or so I had another shot blok. The whole time I had Skratch in one bottle and water in the other. I had to get more water at 15 miles.  So during the 18 miles, I consumed close to 60 ounces of water. I sweat a lot!

After the run, sweet Jamye agreed to accompany me to the Carlsbad 5000 KickOff event at Pizza Port in Bressi Ranch.  This was my first event as an official Rock N Blog Member 2015!  Carlsbad 5000 is billed as the fastest 5K in the world. You also have the all day 20K option where you run four 5ks in a row.  

30th Anniversary of this race. Good time to get on Board!

The event started out with a fun run. I think it was a 5K but I refused as did Jamye. No. More. Miles!

Jamye and I enjoyed a tasty Pizza Port Chronic Amber instead to celebrate our mileage accomplishment. 

 There was a fun raffle with lots of prizes and I had a blast hanging out Jamye, chatting with Mick from Movin Shoes and catching up with Leslie!

I got to meet the even more beautiful AFTER a run than BEFORE a run Nicole from Fitness Fatale

I was able to demolish this sad pizza with a little help from Jamye!

Thank you Competitor Group, Rock n Roll Series, Movin Shoes and Pizza Port for a fun event. With free beer!  That rocks!  They even had a whole section reserved for us!

So, have you ever done this race?  Will you do it this year to celebrate the 30th Anniversary with me?  

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


  1. It sounds like fun! I would probably do it if I lived locally.

  2. Looks like FUN! I'm hoping to run it!

  3. Whoo hoo! The 18 miler is a huge accomplishment!! Great job!!