I know I’m getting old when I voluntarily woke up at 5:50 am on my birthday. A couple of days ago, Jason and signed up for the Run the River 5K. I did this race last year and it’s become one of my favorites because it’s pretty flat, a rarity in Atlanta.
That’s Jason’s, “Why are you making me do this?” face. The race started at 7:30. I honestly had no idea what to expect in terms of how I would do. I knew it was a flatter race and what my time was last year (27:45). But I also knew that I hadn’t been running much lately. Even when I don’t think I can set a PR, I still always want to, so the 27:45 number was in my head the whole time.
This was a pretty uneventful race. It’s an out and back, which I sort of like because you know what you’re in for. I tried to run at a pace that felt challenging but not one where I would burn out and have to walk. And that’s exactly what it felt like. It was hard enough, but there were no points where I was feeling too bad. I ended up crossing the finish line with a clock time of 28:40 which is fine with me. If it weren’t for the fact that I did it a whole minute faster last year, I would be pretty pleased with that time. Actually, I still am.
After the race, we went back home and got showered and headed out to Urban Pl8 for brunch. This has become one of my favorite Atlanta restaurants. Since it was my birthday and Jason’s last day of work, celebratory Bloody Marys (Bloody Maries?) were in order.
I’m sort of picky about Bloody Marys. If they have too much…sludge…in them, I don’t like them. This one was good though.
I’m actually sitting on the patio of the restaurant even though it looks like I’m in a field somewhere! For my meal, I chose the Vegan Breakfast.
Kale has become one of my favorite foods and I pretty much ordered this because of the braised kale. The sweet potatoes and bean cake were good too.
Jason had to go to work after brunch and I did what any birthday girl would do; I went shopping and then took a long nap.