There were a lot of Team Challenge participants from the past there, so it was great to get to see and reconnect with so many of them. Plus I had a few good friends there and we took some pictures together.
My buddy Charlene (From FAB Running) and me at the race
Me, Charlene and Sara after the race. Sara is a former TC participant and all-around great gal!
Post race they had donuts from Pink Box Doughnuts . These donuts (doughnuts?) are not just ordinary box of glazed, they are pretty elaborate. I’m not even entirely sure what all of these were, but I do know there was a S’mores type with marshmallows (that are even toasted), a maple bar with bacon on it, a kind of cranberries and white chocolate chips and others.
And yes… I ate a donut. I grabbed the one with cereal on the top. Sadly, right after snapping a picture a gust of wind blew my cereal and dried strawberry off the top! But it was still AMAZING! I’ve been eating gluten-free all week and haven’t felt any difference in my digestive troubles. So I figured I’d just eat the damn donut and see if it made any differences (negative or positive). So far… no change, I feel about the same as I always do. I’m going to assume that gluten isn’t a problem for me.
The shirts were cute, if not a little faint and slightly see through. But they are gender-specific cuts! That’s always nice. (I just went through a bunch of my race shirts, took pictures of them and threw them away. I had too many that were boxy, oversized, ill-fitting and just plain ugly.)
I did not wear my Garmin. I’ve decided that I’m not going to wear any GPS device for races until Alex is a year old. I just want to let myself go out and enjoy them, no pressure on myself for times. But once I know my time, I’ll update this post. (I hear rumor I won my age group… it was a very small field of participants!)
Once again, just like with the New Year races ( Resolution Run and Commitment Day ) I am SUPER happy I did this and just getting out for a race has reinvigorated a little bit of the spark inside that makes me feel like ME.