I ran my first 10k – pretty easy but a whole lot of fun because we wore ridiculous outfits. The Bolder Boulder is the second largest 10k in the US and the fifth largest road race in the world [wikipedia]. My friend Brittany suggested we all dress as nerds (a little too close to home – I already had the proper helicopter cap from my internship at Google):
The best part is – we didn’t run it for time. I could have easily done at least 8 min miles, probably a lot better, but instead we stayed as a group with the slowest runner. We focused on doing all the fun activities along the run – free beer, bacon, candy, slip and slides, and a literal pool. We jumped in a pool along the run, fully clothed and wearing shoes. The run was so much fun, I gave everyone high fives during the run and basically yelled enthusiastically the whole time.