You know what’s even more fun than running with yourself? Running with friends.
This past weekend we were able to convince a whole gaggle of good friends to head to the beach with us to run the Jungle Jim’s 5k Splash. It helps that this race comes with about an hour and a half of free admission to a water park at the end, and that none of us are that serious about training at this point that we can still have a good time the night before and have a good time of the race.
It certainly wasn’t my most spectacular 5k performance (27.50) but I did manage to finish without having an asthma attack–which may sound odd, but since it was 95 percent relative humidity at race time AND I managed to completely lose control of my breathing at the turn around on the out and back course–I’ll take it. I also am giving myself some bonus points for finishing my whole 6 planned miles for the day, WITH the water park calling!
The rest of the team all had great races–we really spanned the field from about 24 to 39 minutes. And Noel bested his time from last week! And look at that lovely post race drink for me–yep my friends, that’s a mimosa in a pint glass! I ordered it with just a little bit of OJ, and the waitress totally got it! A way to celebrate being more than halfway done with the series!