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I've decided to start a new series of posts called "Heart and Sole" Saturdays. I'm hoping that eventually this might become a link-up where other runners can share their Saturday races, or any post that involves running, including tips, gear, giveaways etc.
Today I snuck out early to enjoy participating in a race not far from where we're staying. Living (temporarily) near a metropolis is so fun for me, because it offers a lot of weekend race options. Even though my opportunities to run have been pretty inconsistent over the past month, due to our current work adventure, I thought I would just go out and run the race for fun anyway, and not worry about my time. Here's the breakdown:
Event: IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Superhero 5K, benefiting Rainbows United
Location: Sedgwick Co. Park, Wichita, Kansas
Here are a few highlights from the race:
To honor the theme of the race, many runners dressed up in superhero costume, including Mr. Mario, whose picture I casually snapped over my shoulder before the race!
The lady talking to Wonder Woman thought I was a girl named Holly. She actually asked at least 5 times, "So, you're not Holly? Do you know Holly? Do you know Holly's cousin Mandy? You should find Holly on Facebook, you are totally her twin."
(Aye, yi, yi, sister! )
My favorite "costume" of the entire race.
Superhero babes at the finish line to motivate the dude runners - Wonder Woman and Bat Girl.
All of the race volunteers were super-kind, and very organized. I was impressed with how well the race came together, since it was IIDA's first time organizing it.
As usual, I finished the race, grabbed a bottle of water and headed back to the car to zip home to the family. On my way, one of the volunteers caught up with me to let me know that I had finished 1st in the women's division! Woo-hoo! I won a $50 Visa gift card tucked inside of a koozie. You know which one of those will be put to use this afternoon!
Did you run in a race this weekend?
Tell us all about it!
Have a great weekend!