For now, it's time to go back to focusing on the San Jose RnR and St. Louis RnR half marathons. St. Louis is the same weekend as Dublin, so now that I'm not traveling for work I'll be keeping my original plans and flight to St. Louis for that weekend. I really haven't been pushing speed work for my sub-2 hour half goal because I was instead pushing distance, but that's ok. I plan to enjoy both races and work as hard as I can, and we'll see what happens. My mileage base is much better than it has been in the past and I'm confident that will help a bit.
Now for the fun part of the post! Last Friday at work we had a 15K run during lunch time, definitely a highlight to the week. I love my company! I didn't want to race it because I knew I had a longer run the following day and a 5K on Sunday, but I still had a great run. The event included a 15K, 5K, and 15K relay (3 people run 5K) to get more people out and moving, and it was definitely a success.
Before leaving for work. I enjoyed dressing in run clothes all day, totally used this as an excuse.
Runner bib pick up!
Posing with my co-worker before the race. This was her second 5K ever, so proud of her!
Android dude was a highlight of my day. He ran the 5K in that...
Done! New hat swag for finishers.
Last, but not least, the arrival of Ragnar NWP bling on my doorstep ended my Friday. I love receiving unexpected packages, especially in the form of prizes! Our team, Party Like a Flockstar, came in 3rd in Women's open and received the coveted Ragnar Relay batons. Woot!
We got the 'Bronze God' batons. Maybe next year we go for more?
We had an awesome weekend of running and beer drinking too, but I'll save that for the next post. Happy Monday!