1. I realized I never posted about the LGBT Pride 5 Mile run back in June. Maybe it was because I was slightly disappointed about it. Now anyone who knows me knows that one of my passions is LGBT rights so when I found out about this run I signed up the day it opened. Bonus would be that I had never run in Central Park before and even though I have lived in NY usually within 2 hours of Manhattan I have only been to Central Park once ever.
Ok so why was I disappointed? Well I expected a fabulous spectacle of a race. It was nothing like that, it was just like any other. One great part is that I went with my friend Darling and we had never gotten to hang out just us before. We took the train in and then headed to the park.
We got a quick picture, hit the bathroom and dropped our stuff at the gear drop. Then we headed to the start line. Darling is much faster than me...with legs like that are you surprised??
It was hot and humid so I finished in just over an hour, not great but as I found out later Darling hurt her leg and didnt get to finish :( I was expecting festivities at the end but this is all there was.....
So we took an after picture and left.
2. Glo Hard Or Glo Home - The same day as the LGBT Run was a local Run 2 Glo run. I was excited because Gabby was coming up for it plus it was the very first 5k for my friend Fran. There were a bunch of us going so it had to be fun!! We got to Belmont Raceway pretty early so we hung out and took pictures.
|Fran getting "pinned" for her first 5k|
Ok so the course was dark....not too glowy at all so footing could be tough. It was also kind of boring until we got to the bubbles......
We then ran to the finish, there was a clock but I do not know what it said. This was one of those runs that are just for fun. Plus surprise bling!!
Something I need to mention is that my friend Alicia broke her foot right before this race so she came and 2 other friends pushed her through the course. It is people like this that make me love my local running community.
|Before and After|
Ok, that is enough for now. I will post again in a few hours.....LOL