My latest excuse for a vacation is that my running friend, Mary moved to Palm Springs, CA and last year I had such a good time visiting her that I decided to do it again. (Thanks Mary!!)
Remember Mary, my running, ice cream buddy?
Of course, there had to be a race for us to run together.
With a big tennis tournament starting nearby, the only race I could find was a 5K.
Come join us for a wild 5K dash in beautiful Downtown Palm Springs. Chase that pot of gold to the end of the rainbow and receive a beautiful finisher medal. Registration includes a St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt, festive eyeglasses, green pancakes and a free photo download! Costume contest with great prizes!
Sounds like fun, right?
The last time I ran a 5k was in December and that was at night. My last competitive 5k was back in November. Not to mention that I am going from the frigid, snowy NE to the California desert. (Shocker!!)
So my primary goal for this race is to have fun. Of course, an age group award would make it even more special.
I am really excited to see Mary again. To run with Mary! To leave the cold weather!
Maybe even get to go on this trail (Bump N Grind)…
Happy Running! Do you plan your vacations around races??