Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Surf City Half race Report

This is not my favorite race! I signed up for this race because I became a legacy runner! A free cotton long sleeved t-shirt, a little sticky pin to add the my medal and the most important reason... Legacy club access to the beer garden! No waiting in that ridiculous line!

We found "secret" parking this year so no waiting in that ridiculous bus line! Another reason I dislike this race.

The main reason I don't like this race, it is usually hot and sunny and there is no shade on this course!

This year was no different! Sun and cloudless skies from the gun! The half starts at 7:45am... Wow late for this sun hater! But this race I was doing only for fun! I was running with Kristy and I knew the sun would suck the life out of me.

We had fun! I ran in my half fanatics shirt- amazing the people you meet when you don your shirt! Lots of cheers! Awesome fun!

The race was ok. I finished 7 minutes faster than the Carlsbad half two weeks ago. Still slow as molasses but oh we'll! 2:45... At least I get out there and run and have fun!

The odd part of this race is that I felt sick to my stomach after the race. I've never felt like I was going to hurl, but boy I sure felt like throwing up after this one. I was waiting for Kristy to cross the finish line and had to go sit on the curb in case I threw up!

I decided a beer would be the best thing to settle my stomach. So off I headed to the beer garden...drank my free beer and wow... I felt so much better!! So much better that I was craving a been and cheese burrito!!!

All in all it was a fun day with a fun friend, Kristy! I live running races with friends!

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2 comments:

Jean said...

Way to go, Penny! Sounds like a seriously fun race, and they give you some cool stuff. And access to the beer garden? Huge bonus! :) Great job!

Aka Alice said...

Easy access to the beer garden is ALWAYS a good reason to do a race. The whole reason I never go to the beer garden is that I refuse to wait in the lines, and by the time I finish, there's ALWAYS A LINE...

Thus, the reason I missed you at Carlsbad this year.

Some day soon girl, we gotta get together!