#UnitedinLoveRun We Ran UNITED: a Virtual Run Recap
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hopefully we all remember to love and love freely every day of the year and not just today!
Ok, enough PSA 😉
on to my love of fun local runs & why you should do them!
Even though I didn’t race this past weekend at the Rock n’ Roll Half in St Pete, I took it upon myself to partake in the festivities surrounding the race! Fit Niche and Brooks were hosting an Afterparty and Shakeout run on Monday night – bringing the Brooks Cavalcade of Curiosity. This drew hubs in immediately since he didn’t get to see it this past weekend! After work, we headed out to Hyde Park to meet up with a few others who’d planned to attend including some of my Brooks peeps and blends!
We just did the 1 mile run (adding steps to the fitbit!) and then hung out for giveaways and Brooks swag – and swag we got!
Sidenote: I’m loving our new Fitbits! It’s like a constant competition to see who gets more steps a day and we’re burning calories simultaneously – Walking Dead commercial break dancing anyone?
hubs was so excited for his Run Happy shades!
the haul, including the ever-elusive Pure Project watch I’d been eyeing from other IDers!
A photo booth also happened. Like whoa.
Two days later, I ventured to another fun run…after work…at Fit2run with Kris.
Yes, both stores know that I am impartial to stores selling running apparel. No sides taken 😉
The clouds loomed over us as we drove there, but we hoped they would subside just a tad.
Note to self: always bring a change of clothes even if you don’t think you’ll need it. More on that later.
On our way out with the group we decided against carrying phones…luckily…because we felt raindrops.
Then a full-on monsoon rain came into the picture. We made it a mile out before both of us were blind and our contacts were blurred before we decided to stumble back to home base. Through the mall parking lot we giggled and laughed hysterically as mall-goers gawked and wondered why 2 girls in pink skirts were drenched and running the parking lot.
Why do I dig fun runs?
* no worries about pace
* lots of laughing
* festive outfits encouraged
* swag and beverages and cookies
Do you enjoy local running events?
Does running in the rain make you a B.A.?
Do you think Valentine’s should be every day?