Right now I am seriously torn about this post. I don’t know whether to start with a race recap or a taco recap.
Just kidding. TACOS obviously.I had a little girls’ get together last night. The theme was build your own tacos and talk nonstop.Toppings galore. Also, I’m going to take a second and brag about making my own guacamole. I think it’s one of those things that is 100% better if made fresh. Ya know?The rest of the stuff was pretty easy. Especially the black beans! Just douse them in taco seasoning and fry ’em up with some peppers and whatever veggies you’ve got on hand.The real focal point of the evening was our dinosaur-shaped salt and pepper shakers. It’s the little things in life.Just one more taco shot, because you can never have too many.And ice cream. I definitely miss my roomate/fiance, but hanging out with these girls sure made my night less lonely!
Then it was time to run a 5k. I headed to Georgetown for the Stop Cancer Now 5k Run/Walk this morning, with semi-fresh legs after yesterday’s 18-miler.I haven’t done many charity runs before so the purpose and passion of many of the runners was surprising and inspiring. Run for a cause!
Since it was a flat, narrow, out-and-back route, I made sure to get to the front of the pack!The race started… and I was head-to-head with another girl as the first place woman. I stayed in first for the first 2.5 miles, and then she passed me! Ahh!!I wouldn’t have any of that, though, so I passed her again at mile 3. Unfortunately I guess she also wouldn’t have any of that and then sped by me at the very final 0.1 mile! What a race.
We actually chatted and congratulated each other at the end — and both thanked each other for helping us each push hard at the end. Friendly competition
I would have liked to break 21 minutes for first place, but I’ll take 21:02 and second place too. (I’m sure that multiple beers and ice cream the night before had nothing to do with my race results.)I enjoyed a nice walk home from the race and bought a fancy iced ginger peach tea to sip while I strolled.
- Did you race this weekend?
- Iced tea or iced coffee?
- Do you buy guacamole or make your own?