In my rush to get the blog post about other cool chicks published today, I completely forgot that it is Cinco De Mayo today! Given that I love Mexican food and any excuse to have a beer or margarita, I’m sure it will come as no surprise that this is one of my favorite holidays. It also helps that it immediately follows my wedding anniversary.
While I would normally be mixing up some margaritas and eating my body-weight in chips and salsa to celebrate this day… This year, I went the healthier route and did the Fleet Feet Cinco De Mayo Flamingo Chase fun-run instead.
We have our group training-runs on Wednesday nights anyway, so this was combined with the Nobo training group and the usual fun-run crowd. The route was a hilly 2 miles in the Fleet Feet neighborhood, marked off with plastic pink flamingos.
The “chase” portion of the run was that one of the store employees was dressed in a pink-flamingo costume and you had to catch her and get a prize token from her along the route.
I caught her in the first quarter of a mile because we started a little early and she ended up flying past us and then I picked up the pace to catch her. Well, okay, so I was picking up the pace and shouting “waaaait up! I’m trying to catch you!”. But I did get a token from her and won a tube of Nuun hydration tablets. Woohoo – can’t wait to try those out!
When we made it back to the store, I grabbed an ice-cold corona to celebrate… I passed on the chips and salsa and other snacks and came home to the greek beef stew we had brewing in the crock pot (soooo freaking good!).