Monday, May 7, 2012

Bloomsday: 12K race

So yesterday was the 'Bloomsday' 12K race in Spokane WA, and wow it kicked my butt. My mom and I did it last year and walked it of course. (Oh a 12K is 7.46 miles) This year it was my mom, my moms friends, my boyfriend Clark, and I and we wanted to beat our time from last year. We ended up beating it by 4 minutes which is awesome! At one point I had to use the bathroom so I had to wait in line and run to catch up with my little group. I am still tired, oh and did I mention I am sunburnt and my lips are chapped.

I cant really complain though it was a good time overall. It is so festive and there are bands playing on the sidewalks and people dressed up. When we were waiting to start there were three ladies behind us that have been doing it for 30 years and they have ballon hats on! There wasn't the Elvis playing the accordion from last year which was a little disapppointing. Now time to rest up and train for next year so we can beat out time, soon we will be running it!

Our time was 1 hour and 53 minutes and I finished 24,558 out of about 55,000 people.

I also did the drive from Spokane WA to Seattle WA, again yesterday. Two weekends in a row!  You can check that out here.

If you are looking for a good time and some exercise, check Bloomsday out. People come from all over the country and more than 55,000 people participate. Maybe I will see you next year!


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  2. nice work! Thats defnitely an accompplishment! I ran a 5k and just about poopoed out at the end!

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  3. lovely photos and blog! xx

  4. congratulations, lady! i used to live in spokane, and participated in bloomsday once. wish i had been there this year!

  5. oh gosh, a 12k? there is no way i could do it!!
    and yay for representing Spokane! i'm not from there (Seattlite here), but my grandpa lives in Otis Orchards and i go there all the time!! love!!!
    xo TJ

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  7. hope it all went well! looks like a great day!

  8. Wow, congrats!! I did an 8 K last year in Chicago and hoping to participate in a half marathon one day!! YOu have a lovely blog! BTW, ROMWE.COM is giving away $40 giftcard on my blog! It's super easy to enter!
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  9. how amazing! i wish i cld do something like this. my brother did the Belfast full marathon on monday was so proud of him for being so dedicated to his training for it. :) x

  10. wow! So packed! But it looks like it was a fun time :)


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