Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hot Chocolate 15k

Let's be honest, this race should be called the Frozen Chocolate 15k when it comes to Nashville. This was the first time doing this race but if I remember my running buddy Teresa running it last year and her words were "it's so cold, your boogers froze." Doesn't that make you wanna sign up even more right? hahaha

A few weeks before the race, the weather was calling for it to be in the 50s. Whooo Hoo right?! Mother Nature said "haha, just kidding........." Boy was it cold that morning. I really did not want to get out of my warm bed. The wind just made me want to pull the covers back up over my head.

But once you register, you are committed. So I got up, got dressed and went to meet my running buddy Miranda. Thank goodness for heated seats in the car. Toasty bums before the race.

Can we do the race sitting in the car? ;)

We may have thought about running with the blankets. ;)

It was awesome running into Stephon at the race!!!!

Once the race started we quickly warmed up. I think by mile 2, I was shedding layers. But once you turned a corner or were in between buildings, I sorta wanted my layers back. The course was awesome. One of the best Nashville courses I've did. The marshmallows were a nice touch. There were M&Ms too, but we missed them. Hot cocoa on the course would have been nice..well maybe not. ;) But it was waiting at the finish line. And it was yummy. 

I always love race photos, you never know what your gonna get. You think you look awesome only to cringe when you see the photos. 

Pew Pew

That finisher mug contained yummy goodies. 

The jacket was your "goodie" bag. Pretty sweet. 

We finished the race in 1:51, which isn't bad at all. The last 15k race was 1:43 at the Special Kids Race last year. Not a PR but still pleased. Huge shout out to Miranda for suffering with me. She was in a earlier corral but stepped back a few to join me. I'm sure she was thinking "I could be finished by now." ;) If you haven't done this race, put it on your calendar. Just be prepared for it to be coldddd.

Here's to 2016 being awesome!!! Run Happy Everyone!