Reindeer Romp 5K Recap + PR

Last race of 2014 in the books.¬†I wish I can do a mile by mile recap, but I didn’t see any mile markers during the entire race ūüė¶ my running was also pretty uneventful, so I’ll just say that I enjoyed the race overall, hummed Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian as I ran, and am super happy about my new 5k PR — 25:28! My previous PR was 26:30, and I was going for sub-26 today, so I’m thrilled that I was able to achieve it despite not knowing how fast I was actually running.¬†Sub-25 is still a big goal for me, and¬†it will keep me motivated for 2015.

More about the race — it was large for a 5k (I think). There were¬†~500 people, but¬†it was extremely well organized. If you’re in the Philly area, I would highly recommend signing up for it next year: Reindeer Romp.¬†I really wish I can run¬†fast enough to win a prize because the winner mugs looked so cute. Maybe in a few years..

But the shirts were cute too, so I won’t complain too much :). I originally got an adult small long sleeve tech shirt. It was super comfy¬†and¬†definitely way¬†better quality than the long sleeve tech shirt I got at the Philly half marathon, but it was a gigantic bag on me. I knew I would never wear it, so I exchanged it for a youth large (cotton long sleeve), which fits me perfectly. Woohoo. I never seem to be able to wear unisex tech shirts though, which is super sad. I’m 5’4, which I believe is the average height for American females. Guess that means ~50% of other women feel my pain.

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I’m off¬†to Florida this Wednesday, and¬†I plan on bringing my two new pairs of Nike Rival shorts with me as I go for runs on¬†the beach ūüėÄ I got them at Nike.com during¬†Thanksgiving week. The pink ones were $26, and the colorful ones were $30. Yay sales. I wore the pink ones today for my 5k (I actually wore the same outfit today that I wore for the Philly half AND the Radnor 5 Miler but in different colors lololol. Gotta love the Nike Element half zip + Nike Rival shorts race outfit combo) and stored my car keys in the back pocket. Best. Shorts. Ever. Much better (cheaper + better quality) than the Oiselle Rogas that I attempted a few months back hahaha. And yes, I did end up returning those.

photo-29Any exciting plans for the holidays?
Do you run during the winter? If so, do you have any wisdom or advice to share?