Saturday, November 30, 2013

Awesome 80s 5K (5K #3!)

I ran my third 5K two weeks ago! It was the Awesome 80s 5K at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. My friend Josh, who I ran my second 5K with, asked if I was going to try to beat my time from my last 5K. I told him no, this was a "fun run." Ha.

Shirt and headband from Amazon.
Ready to run!
Yes, that is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
This was a family (both 2- and 4-legged) friendly event.

So fun! There was a ton of neon and some seriously fun (and creative) costumes. The mood was so positive and non-competitive. My friend and I kept a good pace and got into a good running and walking groove. Our final time was 40:55 and I was happy with that.

Oh, and we got medals!


Seriously cute medals and the first one I have ever gotten!

After the 5K, we met up with our honeys and went to a great little Italian place in North Beach for bottomless mimosas and one of the best brunch dishes I have ever had...


I can't even put into words how good that dish was but just imagine the best combination of crispy breakfast potatoes, bacon, tomatoes, greens and sunny side up eggs...all topped with pesto and a perfect balsamic reduction.

After stuffing our faces, we wandered around and I soon found this Maya Angelou quote at my feet.


And yes, I am already signed up for a fourth 5K. It will be a "Hot Chocolate" 5K in January. I will be running that one with the same friend from this 5K as well as my friend from my first 5K and my honey. My goal for that one will be to run the entire time. I will probably be slow but I will do it!

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