Here we are. The past few weeks now I have recap my most favorite races. I have posted a ton of pictures from each race and of course taken pictures of the fronts and backs of all my medals Why the backs? Well one thing that was so cool about those medals was that they connect to make one big huge massive medal.
Completing this series of races last year was a huge accomplishment for me and I take pride in all the hard work I put to my 2016 race season. I am ready to brush off the running shoes soon to get ready for 2018 which is going to be a huge year for me. I am doing my first Triathlon, running the Star Wars Half Marathon in Disney World, and maybe a crossfit competition. 2017 I have taken a break from the race season to focus more on weight training but I will return an maybe in 2019 do the six pack series again.
First, let me ay I am sorry I missed last weeks Medal Monday. The hoilday threw off my blogging schedule but here we are starting a new week.
This week I am recaping my last race in the six pack series I did last year and that is the Rocktoberfest Half Marathon. This is a big race cause it usually is about two weeks before the big Charlotte Marathon. It is a lot of fun but the race is a challenge.
When the race started I thought I was going to be fine. That was until I got to mile three. I had to pee and there were not portajohns in sight. So I ran to mile five, then mile six, them mile eight, then at mile nine which was an top hill struggle peed behind a parked car on the street. I am pretty sure everyone knew what I was doing.
From miles nine to 12 it felt like the corse was completely up hill and I thought I was going to die. The course crossed over Independence Blvd and down Old Charlotte Highway back to Kings Drive where the race was finally over. That seemed like a long finish but when I arrived I was glad to have accomplished something so great.
For anyone who loves a course full of hills then this is the race for you. Just go to the bathroom first.
Out of all the races from last year this was the second worst one in mob opinion. I had never been to Lake Norman before so when it came time for this race I had no idea what to expect.
This was one of those races where I had to go alone as Brittney was busy with our newborn at the time. So I made the trip out there solo. It was 10 miles and I was used to running 10 miles. How hard could this one be.
The first few miles were great. We ran through a park and through a couple of nice neighborhoods then things took a turn.
There all the sudden were a lot of hills…Like A LOT! I would myself struggling around miles 7 to 9 cause it was beginning to take a tole on my feet.
When I reach mile 10 it felt like it was never going to happen. I had to really push myself to the end but I made it.
If you love a challenge then this race is for you.
This week I am talking about the famous Yiasou Greek Festival 5k. This race is part of the six pack series that Run For Your Life sponsors. Its one of the six medals I got last year. The food is as good as the race. It also happens to be the latest 5k in Charlotte.
That morning I found my way to the race with the usual signs of a contestant. I had to pee like I do with all races and like always, you have to wait in line. The lines for the bathroom are always long at these races. I think it is due to the fact that they sell out fast.
After using the bathroom and chilling before the race, it was time to line up and get going.
The race was run and the course was fairly easy. I remember all the cars parked in the street and how some people were running into them as they were trying to pass people.
The race was short but it was a 5k so what do you expect. Once I crossed the finish line I got my medal and had a beer under a tree. I stayed a while and ate some really good greek food before heading home.
If anyone is looking for a simple, flat, and fun 5k in Charlotte then this race is for you. It is nothing fancy but a lot of fun.
Happy Monday! Lets get this week!