Due to my taste buds affection towards wine, I just HAD to run this race.
Due to Mr. Speedy’s affection towards me, he just HAD to run this race.
(Technically, he was slightly unaware of this race and of the fact that I signed us up with his credit card… but whatever. Sometimes these things happen.)
The 4 mile race took place on a golf course and WAS PRETTY FLIPPIN’ AWESOME because post-race, you got:
- Unlimited wine-tasting (there were about 40 bottles… so yeah… AMAZING)
- BBQ buffet dinner (I had seconds…. oops)
- Chocolate dipped marshmallows and pretzels!
- 1 free drink from the bar
- Music played by a band with a man that looked like Chris Farley with long locks
- Did I mention THE WINE?
The BBQ food was quite yummy and being an avid eater, I enjoyed it:
Now, for the prizes.
Due to the fact that boyfriend is like a Kenyan but not Kenyan and has the lungs of a killer whale, he won this race quite comfortably running easy 5:20 pace throughout it.
I came in 9th overall (there was about 900 total) and 2nd female (there was a super fast women ahead of me… give me 10 more years of training, I’ll get there). I ran a 7:04 pace which is on the slower side for such a short race BUT it was a bumpy hilly course and filled with sand traps which are not good on the ankles.
The benefit of having my companion be a race winner, is that whatever he wins… generally, he shares with me.
And by golly, this grand prize is the BEST COUPLE-DATE PRIZE EVER.
Please read below:
He also won a bottle of wine (the far right one… the other two we bought):
That is pretty awesome.
I feel like throughout this post I have over-used the words awesome and sweet and flippin’….
But I can’t help it.
I’m excited for my fancy car dinner date with this man:
I hope he is excited to take me out…
Since I look just as good as him… especially my frazzled hair:
What is the best race you have ever done??? This was a lot of fun due to the post-race party and it was a perfect reminder of how fun running is at the end of my marathon training (marathon is next weekend! eeeeeeeek!)