5 degrees/feels like -something
Cold but sunny and not much wind. I learned today that the Valentine’s Day 5K is the oldest winter race in Minneapolis. This is my third year running it. Random things I remember:
- the dude who sang the national anthem before the race started was good.
- my big toes were very cold waiting before the start. I kept singing “my big toes are froze.”
- loved seeing bright, electric blue shoes. One person had an electric blue jacket to match. Someone else had hot pink running tights. Not too many costumes. I remember a zebra. No one in shorts or a tank top or short sleeves.
- I can’t get Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the U.S.A.” out of my head because they played it after we were walking back to the car.
- Scott and I split up about 1/4 of mile from the start. I went ahead because it was too crowded to run together.
- The road was completely clear–no ice or snow at all–but at least two people were wearing trax that made an annoying clacking noise with every step.
- Managed to say “thanks” to several of the volunteers.
- Did I look out at the lake even once while I was running next to it? I don’t think so.
- Don’t know my splits because I didn’t have my watch on but I’m pretty sure each mile was faster.
- Noticed several people wearing bright yellow shirts.