You couldn’t have had better weather for the Bunny Run this Saturday!
Bobby and I got there a little later than we would have liked. Went to get our shirts. Again, hate to complain, but…out of adult smalls…again. Haha, second race in a row. We are really going to have to start picking up our packets the day before if it is an option or getting there super early. Or please, race directors, order more smalls – Obviously it is an issue. But worked out pretty well because the youth large fit nicely.
I ran the shirts back to the truck. No race numbers at this race, which surprised me because there were a tons of folks there – over 700! Tried to find Ashley at the start, but too crowded.
During the first mile on Perkins a guy passed me who looked familiar from the back. “That guy kinda looks like Brett!” I thought, “Nah, his hair is way too long”. I’d find out it was him when I got to the finish line – Doh!
I was going pretty fast for me – the same pace as the Daffodil Dash 3 miler, at which I’d done really well (but didn’t could as a PR since it was only 3 miles). After reaching mile 2 I was getting tired. I’d stayed up late the night before and my stomach felt a little blergh. I was on Southern, just before mile 3, and I considered walking. I was facing the sun, had forgotten my sunglasses and just didn’t feel that great. I was almost at the end, but I hadn’t seen that “Mile 3” sign yet. Then I saw Bobby walking back from the finish line and cheering me on. “I can’t start walking now!” I thought. I knew I was close too if Bobby was walking back. Shortly I saw the 3 mile sign and was able to pick up the pace just a little bit. I finished at 26:59, beating my old 5k PR of 29:07 by leaps and bounds.
Saw James and Brett at the finish line (Keshia had to work that day). Ashley finished shortly thereafter with a new PR herself – yay! We walked over and ate these amazing things that looked like corn dogs, except had a sausage in the middle instead called “Pancake-On-A-Stick”. The Bunny Run had the best breakfast food ever at a race and is now in the running for best food at a race.
Winners were announced and Bobby got 2nd in his age group with a time of 20:13! Nathan got 3rd in his age group with 20:49!
A great race, great fun, great food and great friends.