This should have been up ages ago, but I got sick the week I came back and then this week happened. We’ll just consider it a Throwback Thursday to an old race. I had a really fun time in San Diego because I got to spend some time with my best friend. This was her first trip to the West Coast! We were there together to run the Rock N Roll San Diego Half Marathon and Marathon!
Saturday morning, we ran the Rock n Roll San Diego 5K at Balboa Park. We had to pick up our stuff that morning. It was an early wake up call because Missy’s flight was about an hour late the night before and she didn’t get settled until after midnight. Getting to the park was not easy when you’re not from the area. RPick up was easy. We sat around and waited for the 5K to start. Missy was nervous because this was her first back to back race but it was all for fun.
When I was waiting to start the race, I saw Dani running past us. It was great to see her if only for a brief moment. I wish I would have had more time with her and I planned on going to some stuff she was doing but I was just so dang tired on Saturday. Thanks Dani for the picture!
I had a great time. I was feeling good and I finished in 30:04. No a PR but I didn’t care. I was having a great time. The weather was very nice and breezy. Nothing like what we had here in Texas. The weather at home has me running slower than usual and I kind of thought I was regressing until I ran this race.
Missy survived the somewhat hilly 5K and was ready to roll! She’s new to all this and I doubt she’ll ever really call herself a runner. But she’s trying to become a little bit more fit and we all have to lots of respect for that!
This was the best RnR 5K I’ve run as part of a remix challenge. In Dallas they had us running around a parking lot, in St. Louis it was pretty good but not very scenic, but this one was great! I just really enjoyed being out and having everyone cheer us on and the street was pretty interesting.
After the race, we headed to the expo to pick up our packets for the next day. We fumbled around there for awhile but not too close to other people. I was all kinds of stinky from sweating at the 5K! We looked at everything. Missy sang for a Disney back (no picture, bad blogger) and enjoyed some Suja juice. It was a BIG expo which I loved!
I showed Missy around the area we were staying and we headed north to enjoy some time in Carlsbad. We ate at Ruby’s Diner and shopped. We were pretty tired at this point so we headed back to the hotel to rest a little before we headed out again for the evening.
Recap of the main event is coming soon…