Saturday's race was a nice way to wrap-up the 2010 racing calendar.
The "race" was more like a 35 runners gathering for a frigid Saturday morning group workout. Nice and low key, it was something different. Aside from doing the Camp Pendelton Mud Run a few years ago, I think this was the closest thing to a cross country race I've done since high school.
M was home, so I told him I'd be back before he even woke up. I rolled out of bed and drove 5 minutes down the road to where it was taking place- a historic farm that was once of site of a major Civil War battle.
We ran through fields and trails, over ditches, and through icy cold mud. It was 5k-ish in length. My Garmin said I ran 3.32 miles in 23:21. In this instance that's as official as it's going to get, so just go with me on this one. *wink, wink*
Ironically, I think I left there with the best swag of the year. The registration bag had 2 vouchers for free Chick-Fil-A and PowerBar Bites.
For finishing 1st I got a gift certificate for a new Road ID, and another gift certificate for 1 hour photo session donated by the local photographer who was there taking pictures. I'm really excited about that one. We'll get a high-res CD of the images. Twenty minutes of running was totally worth it for some nice family photos.
What are some of the best freebies you've ever gotten at a race?
I stopped at Starbucks on my way home, then embarked on an epic christmas shopping adventure with the fam.
We're almost half-way through December. How's everyone holding up?
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