Drinking and Running: My First 5K!

On Tuesday I ran my very first 5K, the Firecracker 5000 5K!! As the only midnight run in Seattle to celebrate the 4th of July, the Seattle Center run seemed like an awesome way to kick off the “Seattle Summer” (locals say summer never starts until July 5th, ever). The Independence Day themed run will began at 11:55 p.m., when an over 1700 runners ran around the streets of Seattle Center in 4th of July spirit!

Oh, did I mention I went to the bar first?

Are you surprised?

I signed up for the race with my friend Lisa (who runs marathons and the like) and had our own cheering crew comprised of Kip, Casey, Ang, and Chris. Since the race didn’t start until 5 minutes before midnight, we figured we had plenty of time to pregame (prerace?) for the event!

What a great experience! Now I have the runner’s itch (no not the kind of itch in your shorts)… I want to run another race!!! I may just sign up for the Warrior Dash, or maybe even the Tough Mudder now. Did much better than I thought I would (I wasn’t even 100% sure I would finish it) but I did a 7:53 mile!

Yu Live, Yu Drink and Run

Photo from here.