Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fit Foodie Run Recap

Last week I entered a contest hosted by local blogger Kate to win an entry to the Fit Foodie Run that was coming to San Diego-- this race had been on my race schedule radar, but due to other things going on that day, I was still on the fence.  Running the race would mean a very busy schedule for my Saturday so I decided to leave the decision up to the contest.  And guess what, I won!  Not only did I win an entry for myself, but also an entry for a friend.  (I had the option of either a 10K or a 5K and I went with the 5K)

#FlatJenn with a few of my favorite things
Once I registered, I found out that I knew several other people running this race.  We decided to meet prior to the race and run four miles to the start line area.  We made our way to the start line area and bib pickup.  Although there was race day pick up the day prior, I opted to get it that morning which seemed to be a popular decision.  After picking up our bibs, we had some picture taking fun and heading over to the start line.    

The start line was a little confusing and congested.  They were starting the race with the 4-7 minute mile runners, followed by the 10K runners which were followed by the rest of the 5K runners.  Once we got started and the crowd thinned out, it was a nice run.  The course is quite pretty and although there were a few spots it was congested, it was easy to navigate.  That being said, there is one thing that I did not like about this course-- they allowed pets!  I know that many people run with their dogs, but I am not sure how I feel about it in a race.  I feel as though it is a safety hazard for the runners as well as the dogs.  I actually kicked one dog as it suddenly stopped in front of me.    

I ran the race with Jenn and after we crossed the finish line, the real fun started,  We grabbed our medals and our swag bag then made our way over to the finishers village-- so many goodies.  From food samples, to cooking demos and other freebies it was awesome.  The highlight for me was seeing Bill Rogers and Meb Keflezighi--both we very generous in taking the time to chat with everyone who waiting to meet them and take pictures.   

Finish line selfie with Michelle-- it's our tradition!
After making our way through the booths Jenn and I found ourselves in the beer garden enjoying a Stella Cidre.  The rest of our group caught up with us and it was nice to spend some time with these awesome ladies. 

I had a great time at the Fit Foodie Run and will definitely be back next year.  They have a weekend of events and next year I want to participate in some of the activities.  It's well organized and a fun environment-- the energy can make or break a race and this was definitely a good time.  If they are coming to your city, I would definitely check it out.  

So many goodies!!

Have you participated in any of the Fit Foodie Run events?

Until next time, happy running.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great race! I may need to join you next year :)


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