This past weekend I did quite a few things, but don’t we all? My favorite thing was to run my 7th Monument Avenue 10K. If you live in or near Richmond and are not doing this race, something is wrong.
Even if you aren’t a racer, they have prizes for best costumes.
(taken from the Monument 10k Facebook page)
AND, one person is chosen to start at the halfway point (ish) and try to beat the first finisher for a cash prize. Which she did this year. One year will be my year I can just feel it!
The girl and the first place finisher.
But, my favorite thing about this race is that they encourage and cater to people who otherwise wouldn’t enter a race. They have SO many waves and SO many people out there walking the entire 6.2, which is fabulous. We even saw one of the last finishers come by with a prosthetic leg and a HUGE crowd of supporters.
So, Dear Race Directors,
Yes fast races are fun. I am competitive and even if I have a 19-week old baby in my belly, I’m going to run the heck out of your race.
Even when I’m not shooting workout videos Macon has to be in the spotlight.
However, please consider adding more walking waves to your races. I can’t tell you how many people got moving Saturday because they were determined to go 6.2, whether it was running, walking or crawling.
So proud of RVA on this day every year!
It was a not so perfect weather day, misty, humid and in the upper 50’s. My toes were soaked by the time we got to the starting line.
Also taken from the Monument 10K Facebook page.
But I managed to squeeze a 43 minute time- only 3 minutes shy of my 2013 time. Which makes me think I was totally slacking in 2013
I have very few pictures because Justin was along for the run as well. AKA get in, run and go home. Guys just don’t know how to experience life. So my apologies for the selfie.
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Did you run the Monument 10K or another race this weekend? How’d it go?
How do you feel about serious vs not-so-serious vs for all runners races?