Yes… It’s official- I am now 30. What I have already found out is that it is awesome!
When asked how I would be spending my birthday weekend, it was to no surprise to anyone that I would be filling each day with some sort of run.
To kick off the birthday festivities I met up with my BRF for a easy 5 miles through the local park/zoo. We took things slow and easy as usual. After our run we tried out a local little sushi joint that was awesome!
Saturday is when the real fun started. Bright and early wake up call at 5:30 for the Pemberton Half Marathon. This may have been the coolest little race I have ever done. It was organized by a local runner and it was free! He had it all organized down to two water stops, personalized bibs and even awards for the top few participants! There ended up being 10 of us.
We stayed together the entire time and chatted about everything as we usually do. We really had no clue where we were- besides being on some back country roads of Wicomico County. We kept a steady pace throughout and stopped and walked for a few minutes as we needed. The course was a nice big loop with water stops around miles 6 and 10.
We suprisingly felt good the entire race and ended up finishing in 2:07 which we were both pumped with considering last week we ran the same distance in 2:30! It’s always amazing what the word “race” can do for your time.
To finish out the weekend of fitness and fun was the Dogfish Dash!
This race is always blast and it was my 4th year running it. In years past it has been either a 5k or a 10k. For the tenth year they wanted to do something different so they changed the distance to an 8k!
This race sells out fast (like under ten minutes) so be sure to put a big star on April 1st at noon for next year’s Dash taking place on my birthday – September 25th! I can’t wait to celebrate my birthday with my closest 1,000+ runner friends!
Life is all about what you make it and I’m ready to make it awesome! Here’s to the big 3-0!