Yesterday morning, Jason and I ran the Peachtree Road Race, the largest 10K in the country. It was our 3rd time doing it together and my fifth time overall.
Since we were in group X, we didn’t start until 9 am. Everything was fine and dandy and we got to sleep in a bit until we got to Marta and there was absolutely no parking. D’oh. Didn’t think of that. We managed to park in some random building parking lot and just hoped for the best.
I promised Jason that I’d stick with him throughout the race so I just let him dictate when we walk and when we run. We ran the first mile. After that, we did a bunch of “let’s run to that light and then walk for a while.” I have to stay, when we did run, we ran at a pretty decent pace. It was kind of nice to have the walk breaks. Since the Peachtree is so crowded, I’m never really that interested in making good time. There is too much weaving in and out of people to bother. It was sort of nice just to walk with my husband and talk (and try to make him run).
We ended up finishing somewhere around 1:27. Not a good time if we were running, but considering the amount of walking we did, I was fine with it.
I say this every year: the hardest part about this race is walking back to the Marta station afterward. You’re basically walking a mile uphill and it sucks! They need some shuttles or something. They did hand out ice cream sandwiches on our way out, so I guess that made up for it.
The headband worked great, by the way. I got it from Sweaty Bands.
Around six, I went over to my friend Emily’s house where she, her boyfriend and I grilled some food. I had a veggie burger, some corn and some zucchini. The plan after was to meet up with our friends Jamie and Dave at the The Sundial to watch the Centennial Olympic Park fireworks from there. That plan was quickly scrapped when we found out there was a $30 cover to get into the restaurant. I’d maybe pay $10, but not $30. So we ended up just watching the fireworks from the street.
There were a ton of people there, so in order to avoid the crowd, when the show was over, we decided to see if The Sundial still had a cover. Lo and behold, it did not. I got a glass of wine and we stayed there for about an hour. The Sundial has gorgeous city views but the slow rotation always makes me feel a little queasy.
I need to get back to my laundry. We leave for Maui in the morning!