Hello and happy Monday! I’m sorry for skipping out on Friday. I was scrambling to put things together for a Friday Finds when I finally decided “Screw it!” and I would review a restaurant Jake and I went to instead. However, sleep took precedence after dinner that night and I completely abandoned the review idea. Clearly I should just constantly be buying junk so I have stuff to share each Friday. Any ploy for a use to online shop is okay with me. While my Friday may have been a bust, I do have something from this weekend to share! My dad and I ran the Run Project sponsored 5k/10/Half Marathon race Too Cold to Hold on Sunday morning! Let’s race recap it, shall we?
What I wore:
My Dad and I opted for the 5k route this year, and our call time wasn’t until 8:30 am, so mostly stood around and surveyed the the crowds and stretched. The half marathoners took off around 8 am, and the rest of 5k and 10k runners were corralled down to the starting line around 8:15 am. The race course was about 95% road, with the rest being trail sidewalks and concrete bridges, alongside Norbuck Park and White Rock Lake. Personally, I hate running on bridges with a large group because I can feel the bounce underneath my feet and it makes me weirdly anxious that I am going to trip over myself. I walked the bridges and held onto the rail because I am an adult child. Oh well.
How I felt:
The race itself was a lot of fun! I always love scenic routes for a run, and White Rock Lake, albeit a little smelly, is very pretty and for the sunny weather we had on Sunday, it was even nicer (and smellier). This was the warmest temperature I have ever experienced for this race (it was 63 degrees, and last year it was near freezing. #Texas), so it wasn’t “Too Cold” in any sense of the phrase, but I’ll take a sunny and warm over dreary and frigid any day! The only negative experience I had was with my tights. I’ve worn my CW-X tights a few times in the past, but mostly just to the gym and not for outdoor runs. I like the tights, but I’ve learned that they only work well for me if I am doing lower impact cardio like on an ellipitical or a stair stepper. If I wear them to run then my legs feel like they are full of lead and ultra heavy and bulky. So, these tights will now be retired for gym use/non running purposes only. Lesson learned!