"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Racing for Alcohol...

Thus far, I have prided myself on running races for a cause. Stuff that makes me want to do well, because I believe in the cause.

I guess I believe in alcohol??!!

This weekend, I am doing my first "fun 5k", where I'm not concerned with my finish time. I'm doing it with one of my girlfriends who is new to running, and a fellow relay partner on the Akron Marathon.

 I sucked her into it by telling her it is a fun race and we can go slow. When really, I will eventually run ahead of her, only to wait for her at the finish and embaress her by cheering her on! (which she will hate, but secretly love!)

We are probably still running for something  important. (I guess this organization does do good things, but I am not 100% sure what it does, other than benefit my city, so...shout out to the A-K-Rowdy!!)

A 5k followed by a pub crawl....

I'm all about it, two of my favorite things in one event. You can't ask for much more.

My only quandary  is, going out to several bars for fun and drinks and merriment after running 3.1 miles, and being a hot mess!!

Yes...running over 3.1 miles may be my daily routine...but I still sweat profusely! Hell, I am sweating within the first minute of a run. And let's not re-live how I have to use 3 types of expensive deoderant because of my sweaty pit problem!

I wonder what the etiquette is on such an occasion? Will everyone be wearing their disgusting race clothes? Will we care?

I suppose after the first stop, and having a martini or 3, I probably won't care anymore what I look like... but inquiring minds wanna know!

Have you ever done a race followed by a pub crawl?


Rachel said...

I SO wanted to do this run last year, but it was the day we left for vacation. And now this year I'm pregnant! Gah! This gal can't catch a break!! :P

But it should be a blast!! :) Have fun!

Debbie @ Live from La Quinta said...

Sounds like fun. I've done a few beer gardens but never a pub crawl. Have fun!

Carolyn G said...

Okay this sounds like fun

Teena in Toronto said...

Check out this workout: