Okay first thing is first…I am SUPER SORE!! Oh my gee I haven’t been this sore in a LONG while. And it is all because of my run this weekend. 3.1 miles beat me down really bad…but it feels so good!
So going from there…the Electric Run 5k was a BLAST! The music was blasting and the lights were just amazing. I have photos to prove it!
So to start off the night getting some shots of Southern Comfort, which sponsor of the Electric Run! I loved having these photoshoots at runs. It is always nice to get together with your running buddies before or after the run and just have fun!
Of course there is also the in line, pre-starting, selfie! These are now mandatory in all runs! I do have to admit, there is something about running at night that just makes things go faster, smoother and dare I even say, faster.
The light blow up bridge was just so much fun to run through. I have to hand it to the DJ of this area, he was adding Super Mario sound effects. It was a perfect touch to this location. Very fun!
I should mention that we were running on Dodger Stadium. I have actually run this location before, and somehow in that run we avoided ALL the hills. In this run…we ran up and down ALL the hills. So I, in the effort to be completely fair, walked all the hills. I was not up to running them. But I did make sure to run down hill. It felt a little like I was a speed demon because of that.
This actually was my 2nd favorite part of the run. These light up umbrellas were pretty cool. Want to see a vid of it? Check it out here! Don’t forget while you are there like my facebook page!! I will LOVE you forever!
Look…my life is complete now. I was able to run by, take a picture with and ALMOST eat a GIANT PURPLE GUMMY BEAR! It was a purple giant gummy bear. Nothing else needs to be said! Well accept that it would have been cool if this was edible. But other then that this awesomeness is pretty self explanatory.
This was my friends favorite part…honestly I would agree if it wasn’t for the GIANT PURPLE GUMMY BEAR. But I am just saying.
Although nothing could beat the views of LA. Usually the city is smoggy and well dirty. But Saturday…it was clean and bright. Beautiful.
We finished the run at an unofficial time of 45:00 mins. The only reason why I got such an amazing time is because of my friend. She pushed me to run the straight aways and speed walk up the hills (of which there where many). It was so much fun getting back into a 5k.
So much fun that when I was offered an opportunity to do a run challenge in January I jumped at it. Well I jumped at it after Saturday.
Yes I am doing a Spartan. OMGEEEEE what have I signed myself up for? Seriously I am not sure but I am really looking forward to finding out.
Do you want to join me? Well you can. Use this code ‘ SPARTANBLOGGER ‘ and find a race at the Reebok Spartan Race and join me! I am personally going to be doing the Vail Lake (yes I am going back to the mountain!!) on 1/25/15. If you would like to join with me (yay) my group name is ‘ Derby Gets Muddy ‘. Come and get super muddy with me and lets conquer the Spartan!
I was not paid for this opportunity. I was given a free chance to run (Spartan) this race but that is it. All opinions and thoughts are still my own!