I am a member of the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Blog Team. In exchange for my promotion of Run Rock ‘n’ Roll events and sponsors, I received a complimentary entry to this series of events. All opinions are my own.
Read Part I here 🙂
It was going to be pretty hard to top the fabulous Saturday we had, but we were determined to try.
For starters, since the 5K and 1 mile races didn’t start until 1:00 PM, we didn’t have to set an alarm. On top of that, it was the end of Daylight Savings Time, so we gained an extra hour. You don’t get more winning than that.
Sadly, we also had to bid farewell to Amy. She had other, out of state plans and had to hit the road. We were able to share a delicious breakfast of custom omelets in the hotel restaurant before we parted ways, though.
Meghan and I had to check out of the hotel and made a routine stop at The Coffee Fox. I also wanted to try Rise Donuts. Both were awesome, and I was thrilled to have snacks for the eventual drive home.
The weather was gross all morning: misty and humid. By the time we got to Daffin Park, the mist had cleared, and the clouds were starting to dissipate. I wasn’t too thrilled about that part of it: overcast conditions are so much nicer than running.
We snagged our parking spot and chilled out for a little bit before we had to head over to the start line. Since we had a prime location, we didn’t even need to make use of the bag check – we would just be able to return to the car between the 5K and the 1 mile to switch out bibs and refuel.
There was a really nice turnout and we were excited to finish up our Remix Challenge.
At 1:00, we lined up and headed out for the 5K. By this point of the day, the sun was out in full force, which wasn’t awesome, but we powered through. Once again, the miles ticked off quickly – we enjoyed the beautiful houses in the neighborhood around the park, and were delighted to enter the baseball stadium for a nice, strong finish.
Remix Challenge complete! We claimed our special medal, grabbed a snack and a drink, and returned to the car to change our bibs and timing chips. By that time, we didn’t have long to wait to wrap up that last mile. and soon enough, we were rounding the baseline for our third finish in two days.
Of course, that meant grabbing our Pie Society pie as a reward for the Sweet Georgia Pie Challenge (apple berry, thank you), and taking a moment to revel in all our amazing bling!
And then it was time to clean up, change clothes and get in the car for the drive home. It’s always sad to have to say goodbye to a fun race weekend, but we will be back again!
Have you ever finished a race on an sports field?
Do you prefer local races or traveling on racecations?