Hi Everyone! I am slowly getting thru all of the posts I have to do but I am about to have the craziest next few months so bear with me! News: We are MOVING...maybe! Stay tuned! (In San Diego but to a different house - more to come!)
That said, let's talk about the Carlsbad 5000 and the All Day 20K. For a full explanation of this race, read my recap from last year. This recap is going to be about pictures, friends, bling and confessions!
The Carlsbad 5000 is a Rock n' Roll Marathon Series Signature event. Meaning, as a Rock n Blogger, I got to sign up for the All Day 20K for free. BUT same day packet pickup is available to all participants! Jenn and I made plans to meet up at the start so I can pick up my shirt and bib. I soon also met up with Kristin and Nicole.
With the All Day 20K you get you own gear check, your own ports potty and snacks in between races. Then it was time to set off for the first 5K. Kristin made it. I didn't. (part of the upcoming confession)
Instead, I used that time to catch up some Blends (Blogging Friends)!
Diane, Me, Jenn, Debbie, Sarah, Kristin.
Martin of MarathonPitStop fame!
Linzie, Me, Lisa and Debbie! So excited to meet Lisa in real life after all this time!
Live Laugh Love Run Yoga and Ink n Burn Ambassador!
Jenny, Me, Carlee, Linzie
Quick pic at the start line and I was off to run the 5K for my age group - the 3rd in the series. BUT WAIT! Didn't you sign up for the All Day 20K? Yeah, epic fail. I was up late the night before volunteering at Ragnar and I just didn't have the energy. I only ran one. I am sorry but I had to make the right decision for my body. That is my confession. Hope you can forgive me!
I followed behind Ryan and Carlee for the first 1/2 mile or so but I could tell they were feeling good so I let them pass me. Speaking of cute running couples...how about these two?? Jenny and Sean make me smile!
I didn't run a PR (I have 15 pounds to lose before I get back there) but I did run a respectable 31:50. Not fast for you but definitely fast for me, currently!
I "ran" into Nicole and Asia at the finish line. How does Nicole look that good after busting a super fast speed on the 5K? I am a sweaty mess! Ha!
We celebrated our medals at the Pro Compression booth!
And the Beer Garden. Pizza Port made special brews just for this race! An IPA and a Mexican Lager.
Ran into Debbie just like last year!
And finally, some more MRTT mamas to finish off the day! Lisa and Shell! Awesome day! Awesome friends! Awesome course! Will DEFINITELY do it next year! Not sure about the 20K part of it though...I was just too tired!
But be honest! Do you think I am a giant baby for deciding not to do the 20K? My body was run down and "not in the mood." In the end, I think I made the right decision for me.
And finally, I am linking up with the hosted by and with Megan and I am also linking up with #MotivateMe Monday, hosted by Run Mommy Run, Fitness Cheerleader and Running Rachel.
Have you ever signed up for a race and then ran the lower race distance instead? What was your reason?
As always, I wish you Happy Feet,