Just popping in quickly to share some photos from last night’s 5k! A group of friends and I all ran the first 5k in the Crystal City 5k Fridays series that runs every Friday this April (and again later in the summer, too)!
We could not have had a more beautiful night for a race!
photo via fANNEtasticfood on Instagram – follow me there!
I wasn’t really planning on “racing” this race since I have the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler on Sunday morning… but then Matt and all my friends took off like bullets at the start! Oh, we’re sprinting this?! Okay then…!
Matt and my college friends Kathleen and Sarah and I all ran most of the way together, with the others in our group blasting ahead. Props to them – speed demons!!
Official results: 3.1 miles in 24:03 for an average pace of 7:45. Obviously racing a 5k a day and a half before wanting to do well in a 10 miler probably wasn’t the best idea, but whatever. Life is for living, right?! Time to bond with my foam roller.
After the race, all of us headed to a nearby bar sweaty and with our bibs still pinned to our chests to enjoy some beers, burgers, fries, and each other’s company. Great Friday night!
Have a nice weekend, everyone! I’ll be back Monday with a recap of the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler – best of luck to those of you running it this weekend, too! And a HUGE good luck to my brother, who is running his first full marathon on Sunday!