Nelson: How are things going?
Jeannie: Terrible. I have to make dinner, and I mean actually make it without magic. We are liable to die.[I Dream of Jeannie, 1965]
I Just Felt Like Running
Hot Chocolate Race Review
What can I tell you about the Allstate Chocolate 15k/5k race? For starters, they’ve got the best race swag in town! Check out the jackets, you guys. I will run this race JUST for that jacket…
This a national race series with events in several major cities. Each Hot Chocolate race features both a 15k (9.3miles) and 5k (3.1miles). You get the jacket / chocolate snacks either way (along with your entry fee). The medals vary based on which distance you complete. The race benefits the Make A Wish Foundation.
The snacks at the end of the race are hard to beat. We’re talking real melted chocolate, hot cocoa, a banana, a rice krispy treat, a marshmellow, a cookie straw, a nuun wafer… they also recently upgraded from a plastic mug to a biodegradable one. Bravo!
5k Foam Fest 2018
Race review time! In April we returned to complete the 5k Foam Fest. This time with a bigger crowd.
Flavor Run: 2017
In November 2017 we completed the Flavor Run 5k for the second time!
This was the final race in mine and Carol Anne’s goal of completing twelve 5ks in twelve months! We circled back to the first race we started with, and it felt amazing to be back where we started and see the progress.
Bubble Run 5k
For our October Race, we completed the Bubble Run 5k at Lake Lanier. This race boasts a 3.1 mile distance with interspersed multi-color “Foam Bogs” (bubble stations). Since this was a less serious race than some of the others, Carol Anne and I once again opted to dress with a bit of whimsy — this time, as DONUTS. Who doesn’t want to think about carbs during a run?
Chik Fil A’s Moo’ve It 5k 2017
Early morning Chikin Biscuit – is there any other way to fuel up for a Chik-Fil-A 5k?
Braves Country 5k
For our June 5k, we completed the Braves Country 5k – the first race in the new Suntrust Stadium & the first we’ve completed since March as a full team of four! It was HOT, and not without hills, and did I mention hot?
Here is a snapshot of the Strava map when we were halfway through. At the end of the race we looped back and INTO Suntrust Park to run around the outskirts of the field.
5K Foam Fest: 2017
Josh, Carol Anne and I recently completed the 5k Foam Fest at Lake Lanier in Georgia. Scott had to sit this one out to recover from a muscle injury, so this race was all about the sibling teamwork! Or sibling competition, as the case may have been at certain obstacles…
St. Patty’s 5k
Just a rainbow and her pot of gold, up early for a Saturday morning 5k race.
The 2017 St. Patrick’s pre-parade 5k was a great run through midtown Atlanta and Piedmont Park, with plenty of lucky runners & a few unusual characters.
Sister: noun, (sĭs′tər) — a person willing to share a fleece blanket and a banana before a race in below freezing weather at 7:30am on a weekend.
For our February Race, we ran the Cupid Chase supporting Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer. We may have failed to overtake Cupid, but it’s still a win!
Joshua ran with us too. Scott missed out on this one due to a Krav Maga advancement test (which he PASSED).