If you were following any number of DC area fitness bloggers over the past weekend, you probably saw a number of pictures from the Fit Foodie 5k event that happened. If you didn’t, you can check some out here and just keep reading! I was thrilled to serve as an ambassador for Fit Foodie again this year (read last year’s recaps here and here) and even more thrilled that a number of my lady friends were also ambassadors.
The weekend started off with the VIP Cocktail Party. We were on a little patio right outside of RJ Cooper’s new Gypsy Soul restaurant in the Mosiac District (which is super super cute, btw). We snacked on small bites and sampled delicious wines and boozy freeze pops (pictured below). While the food was tasty and the wine was flowing (ahem, it was definitely flowing…), I had the most fun just catching up with Erika, Amy, Kathryn, Lauren, and Mar. We even had a little cameo from Sue (who wasn’t able to participate in the race this year). SUCH.FUN. In fact…Sue, Mar and I opted to continue the fun and had dinner while in the area. Yes, that meant more wine. What can I say?
After such a fun Friday night, I was excited about the 5k on Saturday. I was planning on taking it easy because I had ten miles on tap for Sunday and didn’t want to kill my legs. The course was a bit different than last year and included a loop that took us past a funky dumpster. Twice. Gross. That on top of the nearly 100% humidity on top of ALL THE WINE I drank the night before meant it was all I could do to keep it together. Seriously, at about mile 1.5 I thought I might lose it. Luckily, my prayers were answered and I managed to finish the race (ran mostly with Erika either right beside or in front of me) without creating any drama. But geez was I glad to be done. I’m not sure who designed that course, but it was odd. However, it was over quickly (not nearly as quickly as last year’s PR race, however. of course, last year it was 60 and low humidity, not hot as heck and a swimming pool), and then I could move on to more important things…like having a glass of moscato at 8am. 🙂 Priorities, y’all. (Race time: 28:03, 9:02 per mile pace).
We had such fun after the race, just hanging out, eating and drinking. In addition to my ambassador friends, I ran into a couple of other runners I know, which is always fun!
Overall, I had a great time! My recommendations for the race are to utilize a wave start like they did last year and to not have us run past a funky dumpster. Yuck. Other than that, I had a blast and SO enjoyed a fun little mini vacay into the wilds of suburban Virginia. This city gal was amazed by things like free parking. 🙂
Have you ever drank wine at 8am? I highly recommend it! 🙂