Hello divas! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far. Mine has been pretty busy with one race in the books and another one yet to run. The weather has been amazing so far so I can’t complain.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a southern girl born and raised. Which means I am one of the biggest football fans you will ever meet. Aside from the amazing weather and all the yummy fall recipes, fall is about football. Saturdays I cheer for my beloved Georgia Bulldogs and Sundays are a time to rise up for my Atlanta Falcons.
My race this morning made me absolutely giddy. It was a 5K so it was perfect as a shake out type run before my half marathon in the morning. And it was themed (around my Falcons) for an added bit of fun. So today I am recapping the Rise Up and Run 5K.
My sister Jessica, along with her bestie Hayley, ran this race with me (we also ran the Braves Country 5K this summer). Race day started super early as we had to leave her house by 5:30am to drive to downtown Atlanta. We arrived, picked up our bibs and took a couple of pre-race photos.
The race itself began at 7:30am and we were off. The course was a little hilly (like much of downtown Atlanta) but fun. We ran by CNN Center, Phillips Arena (home of my Atlanta Hawks) and, of course, the Georgia Dome.
The ending of the race was the best part. We got to run into the Dome, through the tunnel complete with cheerleaders and finish at the 50 yard line. At the end, we got not only our 5K but our 40 yard dash time as well. Once I crossed the finish line, I took a quick selfie and proceeded to drink my bottle of water and wait for Jess and Hayley to finish.
The race was well-organized and the weather was amazing for the run. I finished in 44:04 (about 14 minutes a mile) so my time was really good. This was really good considering I still have a longer race to go this weekend. Oh and in case you were wondering, I ran the 40 yard dash in 9 seconds – definitely not NFL material 🙂
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Have you ever run a themed race? Which one?