Yesterday morning we got up earlier than normal for a Sunday and headed down to the Chargers’ stadium. We live only a mile from the stadium, but what separates us is a daunting hill, which is quite easy to walk down, but not so easy to walk back up. We ended up leaving our car at the stadium parking lot, because we conveniently caught the trolley downtown on Saturday for a Padres game, following race packet pick up. After imbibing in probably a few too many alcoholic beverages, we cabbed home and agreed we’d just get my car after the race.
So, we got in a good mile, mile and a half, even before the race started! It was a nice warm up, and we got to the start line just a couple minutes before the race began.
We had a couple groups of friends all running the race, and were able to “run” into them (no pun intended?) before the race and after!
Given the shenanigans we partook in Saturday night, and the fact I just began training this past week, I can’t say it was my best effort at running 3.1 miles, but we got a good workout, had fun, supported a charity, and even better, the finish line was at the 50 yard line on the Chargers’ field! As a huge Chargers fan — you can’t beat that.
Some pictures from the morning…
All in all it was a great time — but showed I have a long way to go with this running business. Time to get serious about training for the half marathon in November. I’ve been following the training schedule, but I gotta get my butt in shape on the off-run days. I’m planning on signing up for a couple 5ks between now and November so I can hopefully see progress!