The day started out really foggy. This was how the road looked on my way to meet my friends before the race.
I stayed warm before the race wearing this cool sweater from Lululemon (clearance) that has a hole for my ponytail. The hoody stayed in place and kept my head warm.
My friends Gaby and Amie all met up to carpool together.
Right before the race started, the fog cleared up and it became the perfect race weather condition.
Then off we go….
It was Gaby’s first race ever (she’s on the left), we were so excited she joined us. All three of us ran together the first few miles.
This race seem to be popular with the locals. It is such a fun race to run.
There were a few groups running in costumes and we even saw a dragon.
I was feeling really good the whole race. After the 3rd mile, my energy picked up and so did my pace.
I got in a good running groove, my stride were consistent and I kept a nice pace. My breathing was nice and relax and I just really enjoyed the last few miles.
I saw this view and it just gave me so much energy. I remember thinking how grateful I am that I am able to run in such a beautiful place.
My friend Amie kept the same pace. I looked back once and didn’t see her, so I thought she wasn’t around me. I was so happy to see her.
One last hill on the last mile and it was smooth rolling from there. Running this hill, I kept telling myself “Pick up your legs, lean forward, pick up your legs, lean forward…go, go, go!”.
Yay, we did it. We all really enjoyed the race. We are planning our next one.
Me, Gaby and Amie.
I forgot to reset my Garmin, so it picked up from my last run. This is my un-official time. I wanted to run this race and have fun with my friends, the almost negative split was the cherry on top 🙂
We took advantage of the closed roads and took more pictures by the landmarks. This place is very busy on weekends so it was nice to walked around the empty streets after the race.
After the race, I went home right away to get ready for my sister’s baby shower.
My Super Bowl Sunday was just a fun day all around. I spent time with my friends, my family and was surrounded by a lot of delicious food.