Monday, February 2, 2009

Ready Set Go!

photo via Surf City Marathon
Yesterday I ran the Huntington Beach 5K! What a great way to start the first of the month! Even though a 5k isn't that far, 3.2 miles, it's so fun to run them. I love seeing all the active people, the energy of the crowd and of course the free goodies (Lara bars, Clif bars, Sambazon superfood bottled drinks). It was really cool to see the 1/2 and full marathon runners too. Now that's hard work. Not only the day of the race but the dedication to train! I am actually thinking about training for the OC 1/2 marathon in May. My friend who ran this race with me is running it. Still debating if I want to dedicate that much time. With work, my normal workout schedule and the Illustrator graphic design class that I am taking, it will be difficult to fit it in. I am so busy already but I have always wanted to run one so we'll see.
Before the race.

That's me in the middle.

After the race. Check out my surfboard medal (don't look too closely at the pic though-ugh sweaty and no make-up)!

It took me 31 minutes. Not as good as my usual 29 minute time. But I havn't been running too much lately.

The race was so early (7:15 Ugh!) but it was so nice to have my whole day ahead of me. For those of you that know me, you know that I am NOT a morning person. It was kinda cool to see how the early birds live. It turned out to be a gorgeous day so after the race I walked to my favorite coffee place for a soy latte and read the new Elle all before 9!

Anyone else run 5k's, 1/2 marathon or marathons?


  1. so cool! really enjoy your blog :)) I would love to run a marathon or triathlon. Have a great week!!

  2. wow good for you. yesterday is a great day for running.

  3. I would never be able to run that far, but I'm very impressed! great blog:)

  4. I am too lazy to run, but I admire people who do so!
    Thank you so much for your comment btw.!

  5. Well done on running the marathon. The fact that it was on a beach makes me soooo jealous because the english weather is RIDICULAS!
    Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. Thanks for the congrats for a 5k! Should I try for the 1/2 m? I think that's 13 miles (whoa). I don't know if I could do it. Yikes, that's a lot of running :p

  7. Wow, awesome. I was in deep sleep when this was taking place.

    13 miles is tough but I think you can do it! But do you WANT to? :-)


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