Sunday was the Dawg Dash and for my first ever 5km race I’d say it was a huge success. My chip time (the time between when I actually crossed the start and finish lines) was 29:24 which was below my 30:00 goal so I’m happy. I’m sure if I actually trained (I hear that helps) and pushed myself a bit more I could get that time down. There was no way I was going to run beyond my ability my first time though.
The running itself was fun but no one told me about all the free stuff you get after a race! We got flavoured water, energy drinks, fruit, energy bars, running gloves and water bottles. They also had body fat % testing but I steered way clear of that (there is such a thing as too much data). We also got coupons for a free Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Is there anything more Seattle-yuppie than running a 5km and then going to Starbucks for a Latte? I don’t think so.