Race Recap: The Bolder Boulder
Hi, did you know I have a huge crush on all of you? Your comments always make me smile, but lately they have been making me extra giddy. Guuush Thank you for sharing my blogiversary with me yesterday. Here’s to another year together!
Let’s talk Bolder Boulder shall we?
I can’t call it my absolute favorite race because I just loved my half marathon experience, but the BB is definitely one of the most entertaining and fun races I’ve ever done. I can’t believe I only ran it for the first time last year. But let’s not talk about last year – I finished but with the worst blisters I’ve ever had in my entire life. Never again, Asics. You suck.
I know there are “rules” about pre-race eating, like don’t eat anything you don’t usually eat, but the thing about races is that they start way earlier than I would ever run on a normal day so I usually just chug a Green Monster. Although I love GMs, I realized that’s not sufficient fuelage for a race, so I decided to follow the rule and just eat my normal overnight oats.
Pre-Race Too Damn Early Meal:
I need to start running the BB really slow so my starting time will be after the sun has fully risen.
I was nervous driving into Boulder because the sky looked like this…
And the forecast just said “WINDY.” No picture, just “WINDY.” Greeeeat.
Luckily the wind held off till after the race way over. Phew.
When will I remember to give myself lots of extra time to use the bathroom before a race?
I’ll catch up with you later, F Wave.
Finally made it to the start line with the G wave. After a quick pre-race picture of course.
Reasons why the BB is “America’s All Time Best 10K”
Mile 2.5 Marshmallows
Why didn’t I get a picture of the people handing out beer?
Or the games of catch going on between the spectators and the participants?
Or the make shift slip and slide?
You’ll have to use your imaginations.
Running through the streets of Boulder
Oops, I’m a heel striker!
Good thing I have Joey to take pictures for me.
Finishing in Folsom Stadium
10:38 happens to be my lucky time. What, you don’t have a lucky time??
Hanging out (and recovering) in the stadium while people in crazy costumes come running through
Sippin’ on some choco soy milk
Hoping a fierce storm is not about the be unleashed on us…
Oh hey, Chick-fil-a cows.
And lego men.
And Where’s Waldos (crossing the finish line in slow motion).
And man playing an accordion?
Told you it was an entertaining race. People once played leap frog for the entire race!!
What’s your favorite race?
Or if you’re not a racer, what is your favorite event in your town?
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve been go-go-going for the past 4 days and I’m allowing myself to take the weekend off, so go enjoy yours and I’ll see you all next week