Look what came in the mail yesterday!
Pacers had a series where if you ran all the races in the series, you got a medal. “Run Arlington” included 5 races in Arlington County. I managed to run in all of them.
First up was the Love the Run You’re With 5k. Thanks to the “Snowpocalypse”, this race was rescheduled and they ended up offering a virtual opportunity. I decided to run it virtually and volunteer at the actual race.
Next was the Four Courts Four Miler. This race had one heck of a hill and one heck of a speedy leprechaun. Thankfully, they rewarded us with a Guinness at the end.
As a last race before my marathon, I ran the Quarter Marathon at the Pacers Running Festival where I got a PR (first time I’ve run a quarter marathon LOL) and chic’d the hell out of a couple of guys.
The next race I ran was the Crystal City Twilighter 5k where I didn’t PR, but I did get to run a 5k in close to 100 degree heat. That is something I hope never to repeat.
And finally, the Clarendon Days 5k, where I PR’d in my Vibrams and a running skirt.
All in all, it was a great series for me. I love Pacers’ races and I really enjoyed racing. Glad it ended before I got injured ’cause you know I would have run the last race regardless if that’s all I had left for the medal.
And for those of you keeping track at home, today’s “pebble” is that Shoo has pink eye. Guess that answers the “What’s next?” question.
12 thoughts on “Ghosts of races past”
Purple – the color of Royalty! Sweet.
Sweet medal for the series!Pink eye….yikes…that stuff spreads like wildfire. Best wishes!
Hey, there's that picture of you crushing those two guys again! HA
You legs look FANTASTIC in that last pic!
I agree with Marlene! One hot mamma!Sorry about the pink eye! Ugh!
I love race series' like this that reward participants for completing everything. Great medal!
Nice surprise! I love getting stuff like that in the mail. Actually I love getting anything in the mail as long as it's not bills.
Love all the photos! The chicking photos are epic :)Hang in there.
Congrats on the awesome accomplishment! I LOVE the picture of you blasting past those two guys – priceless!
I love series like that. It just gives you some extra motivation to achieve another goal. It always feels very good to complete a series. Well done!
Very cool!Ugh pink eye is not fun…hope that's the last of the pebbles for a good long while now.
Those are great pictures of a few past races! You look so darn good in the one with you wearing that red running skirt! Look at your muscular legs:)