Sunday, December 12, 2010

That's a Wrap

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?

11 comments:

  1. I concur-family photo's are well worth those 20 plus minutes. Great job finishing first!

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  2. Congrats on completing the 2010 racing season!

    Question - how soon after you had your baby did you start running again? Any suggestions?

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  3. That sounds like a wonderful day to me! Way to finish first and snag some great free stuff... and I don't know if it gets any better than 1 free hour with a photographer. Photogs can get pricey!

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  4. p.s. I can't find your email on your blog... but I just wanted to let you know that I updated our blog with a new name and web address, so the old link in your blogroll doesn't work... if you'd like to update it, our new address is: http://pilot-life.blogspot.com/

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  5. Great job! That is some sweet swag and prize winnings! My race swag has been minimal and sort of disappointing at most of my races, but my medals are getting better and better ;)

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  6. nice job!!! :) and thanks for letting me know about your experience with coffee, that is just what I am afraid of!

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  7. Awesome prizes! How do you find all these local races? What website do you use? I feel like you have more closer to you than I do.

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  8. I check active.com first, then georgiarunner.com. There seem to be a lot in the Marietta/ Kennesaw area and then Peachtree City. Both areas have big running clubs so I guess that's why. Too far for me to drive too :(

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  9. Great job! That is some sweet swag and prize winnings! My race swag has been minimal and sort of disappointing at most of my races, but my medals are getting better and better ;)

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  10. p.s. I can't find your email on your blog... but I just wanted to let you know that I updated our blog with a new name and web address, so the old link in your blogroll doesn't work... if you'd like to update it, our new address is: http://pilot-life.blogspot.com/

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