Fast Pace Weekend

When I went to bed Friday night at 12:30 AM after our end of year DC Divas banquet I was REALLY dreading my 4:45 AM wake up call for the Beat the Deadline 5K!

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Neal and I arrived at the National Press Club around 6:15AM and met up with Jennie before running the race at 7:30AM.

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Before the race, Tony Horton took the participates through a warm up which was a lot of fun.  It was really similar to the warmup from Thursday but it helped to get my body in gear before the race.

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The race took us down 13th to Pennsylvania Ave…

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and then down Pennsylvania to the US Capitol Building.

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Jennie and I ran together, which was a lot of fun!  I’ve missed running alongside a friend and having someone to talk to.  Neal runs a lot faster than me so we almost always run separately now.  The girl talk Saturday was awesome!

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The race ended up being longer than a 5K, 3.25 miles according to my Polar watch, but a really easy run.

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After the race we headed up to the National Press Club for breakfast!  They had Jamba Juice when you walked in and then a full breakfast bar set up.

Ashley

The pancakes, eggs, bacon, and grapes were awesome post race!

breakfast

The Beat The Deadline 5K was a lot of fun! It was so fun running downtown and raising money for the Journalism Institute.

The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing, cleaning, napping, and working.  A much needed weekend!

What was the highlight of your weekend?

Comments

  1.  says

    All of your running and fun races are giving me the itch to run something fun – and by fun I don’t mean the marathon I’m registered for next month! Haha… The weekend was great! It was definitely a good mix of relaxation and time with friends and family :)

  2. says

    I’m thinking I’d like to run a 5K (I did one once and really enjoyed it and planned on another, that was several years ago). I don’t worry about the race itself, I don’t know if I could actually “run” the whole thing or if I’d need to stop and walk for a bit — but the crowds and the waiting, those are some of my anxiety triggers. I guess I need to look for a small, local one :)

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