Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Brown Santa 5K Race Report
Just like last year, I had a great time. Honestly, my time wasn't much faster than last year's time (32:13 last year, 31:49 this year)...just a mere 24 seconds faster. In my defense, it's a very hilly course. Haha. Last year, I was just trying to finish. This year, honestly, I was actually trying to run fast because I wanted to place in my age group again. It was really nice to see a couple deputies that I am friends with guarding the intersections along the course. Got me some hugs as they wished me luck!
As I ran across the finish line, the announcer gave me a shout out, saying "and here comes Santa's elf, Sara Casey!" Love it! Last year, there were so many people dressed up as elves and Christmas trees and there might have even been a Santa too. This year? It was just me. While disappointed, I didn't let it get me down. I just had more holiday spirit than everyone else! HA!
I love this race, however, I'm thinking that next year I might do the Decker Challenge Half Marathon that happens the same day and starts from the same start line 15 minutes before Brown Santa kicks off. I know 2 other people that almost always run the Decker Challenge and they are both telling me I should run it...and it would help me reach my goal of running at least 5 half marathons in 2015.