Sunday, because I had the itch to race, but wasn’t running the half, I ran the RnR Mini Marathon (aka 5K race). I was already planning on spectating the race, but running the race allowed me to not feel like a total slacker and we shared the same start corral as the half marathon, so I could chill with Molly pre race.
Sweating balls at 6:30am in the start corral
The 5K was rough, my legs were pretty beat up after my 12 mi effort on Saturday, so I just took ‘er easy. Not to mention, it was SO HOT. Made it out alive and I can say I’ve never been happier to not run a half marathon!
I also got beat by children, which is cool. Not.
My 7yr old pacer.
But I did get a medal, which always makes me happy. One more to add to the collection.
What a boring, generic looking medal.
Molly got a sweeter looking medal for making her way through 13.1 in the heat.
That’s molly there in the white tank and white hat. I’m really good at taking action shots.
In addition to a sweet looking medal as a reward, we also rewarded ourselves with the free beer we earned at the post race party. Yeah buddy.
Bein’ creeps in Grant Park
So now I’m ready to take week 8 by storm! And per usual, I will attempt to solicit donations and support to my marathon charity , Anti-Cruelty Society, by posting pics of cute lil dogs and cats!
Meet Tony. He’s 2 months old. He totally looks likes BOSS.
And here’s Sybil! She’s a 2mo old lab mix! So cute!!
Oh and also… I joined Pinterest today. I caved. I said I never would join… but today I spent my afternoon pinning the shit out everything on the internet. I still don’t really understand it?! But if you’re on there, let’s be friends! Or is it followers? I don’t know. I may be maxed out on social media. Here I am: http://pinterest.com/eaheisler/ . Ha, ridiculous.
Ok so who else is training for a fall marathon? And running for a charity? I have no idea how to fund raise – I need tips! Help!