Made it out to the Lucky Leprechaun 5K at Reston Town Center this morning with my sister. This was a first for both of us and we’ll definitely be back again next year! The race was put on by Potomac River Running and had additional sponsorship from Clyde’s Restaurant, Fast Track and Endurance Athlete Center. Big turn out and it was full of green, rainbows, leprechauns, kilts and bagpipes.
We picked up our packets no problem the morning of the race right at the Potomac River Running store. I desperately need new running shoes and I had ample opportunity to eyeball all of the shoes while I waited in line to grab my packet. The pair below is just what I want!! I’ve read from reviews they are a bit narrow but that might be better for my feet as they slide around a bit now in my +New Balance shoes. I absolutely love the colors on these +ASICS Gel-Nimbus 14 grape/pink shoes! Just need to save up the $140 retail for them. Whew! I saw them in action on a few runners and I was instantly jealous! I also saw a few ladies running in Coach shoes which was amusing as those are more for fashion than functionality but hey if it works….
We finished in just over 39 minutes which isn’t great but it felt good; plenty of room for improvement. Made it 1.25 miles without walking and then from that point it was a walk .10 miles/run .75 miles type finish. My sister was super nice and ran with me the whole time (she totally could have smoked me at sub 30 but chose not to!). She’s going to have a lot of solo training ahead of her for the +Marine Corps Marathon this fall.