I have a ton of posts I write and then it will sit in my drafts and I eventually delete, but I decided it is go time. I am going to post this one and hopefully that will start a good trend. If I write it, post it!
Every year I try to participate in the Tacky Light Run. Organizers set up a little village area with lot of lights, hot chocolate, a few food trucks, and fun little selfie stands. Tons of folks come in fun costumes. It is a very festive event and my employer gives me a good discount!
|The swag is great, a different color hat each year!|
|Decorated village area|
It is a 6K (3.7 mi) Santa is there to high five you at the finish but this one is all about fun, it is not even timed officially. Yet, I usually try to push myself and run with the front folks and use it as a little speed work out. Most years I have run, then go back and walked a section of the course to enjoy the lights.
2013 - 35:22 (3.6 mi)
2014 - I didn't record it
2015 - 36:42 (3.85 mi)
2016 - 37:08 (3.9 mi)
2017 - 59:36 (4 mi)
This was the first time I had the true intention to walk.
Snow and sleet were falling fairly steady all afternoon and it was something silly like 26 degrees and I was leery of slipping and falling, so walk it was.
Maybe I should walk with a nice hot cup of coffee :) I joke, but folks actually did that! UGH...That meant they were walking really slow. LOL
The slushy stuff was falling from the sky as we lined up and it was tough getting wet in that kind of cold.
I lined up way in the back this year, not on purpose, but I ran to use the P.O.P. and when I came out people had packed in solid at the start area. My decision to walk was sealed.
OMG! It is so flipping crowded back there...never again. 🙈😜 It is supposed to be just for fun, but I still wanted to walk fast and I was blocked by hoards of people walking with huge wagons, strollers, in lines, in groups...
After the first mile I was able to run a little here and there and get my heart rate up. Snowflakes stopped falling about half way through and it was nice not getting wet...so much more fun!
People in the neighborhood share cheer at their houses and I had a small cup of beer and three jello shots along the way lol
I never wear glasses and run, but since I was walking I wore them and seeing really rocks. They did fog up towards the end when I was actually running more, so I'm not sure how a real run would go. In summer when I tried I sweat so much they slip off my face...my vision is getting so bad though, I really need to work on way to run with glasses.
|I wore hubby's hat to keep the snow of my face :)|
|This years hat was red and white!|
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