Friday, March 14, 2014

Green Is My Favorite Color, But Never With Envy

Let me start this out by bragging  that I ate my first doughnut in YEARS the morning of the race. As much as I preach that calories don't come free, one does not say no to a fresh Krispy Kreme. I asked Will if he would eat half, but two bites in, I knew I might as well eat the whole thing. It was pure heaven, and the only thing that would have made it better would have been chocolate icing. Fun fact: Will and I got into a fight one time because he wouldn't go into Krispy Kreme with me after a night of drinking. Come to think of it, I'm still bitter about that. I'm not used to him telling me no, even if he does hate doughnuts. Seriously, who hates doughnuts?

I'll also blame my doughnut eating on the fact that I got zero sleep the night before and having to get up at 5AM. Technically we didn't have to be there until 8:30, but we caught a ride with my brothers and SIL who were working the race. We knew we'd be drinking aaaall day, so we planned ahead. No car, no DUI. Don't worry, we weren't the first ones there. By the time we showed up people were already dressed up and drankin'. No kidding, even Will was taking shots of Jameson at 7AM, for he said it was "cold". I can't play innocent, though. We ended up hanging out with some friends at a Crossfit gym, and they had me taking so many jello shots that I was lovin' all up on Will before the race even started. Don't judge.


This was in fact, the first 5K that Will or I had participated in, so we were all prepared to have 24 minute run times. Originally, we were going to head to the starting line as soon as we arrived, but our friends are bad influences and seduced us to stay and drink. From the picture above, I would say that we ended up behind about 5,000 people. However, I won't complain about weaving through the people as we ran; it made it more of a challenge. Plus, I was just enjoying running behind this hunk. It makes me think of those Memes where Ryan Gosling is at the finish line. Except mine's hotter.

Will finished first so he {tried} to take pictures of me crossing the finish line. If you've done a race, you know this is easier said than done with tons of runners crossing at the same time, but I found the following picture on one of the sites that had race recaps. So candid.
Candid / ˈkandid/(of a photograph of a person) taken informally, esp. without the subject's knowledge. For everyone that takes selfies or has someone take your picture and says hashtagcandid, we all KNOW it's not really candid. Just thought you should know.





Now, I don't know how most 5K's are, but this one is more about the after party than anything. They give you FREE UNLIMITED BEER AND IRISH WAKES UNTIL NOON. I didn't even know this until the morning of. Can you believe it? All you can drink, and there weren't even lines to get the booze. You walked up, and they handed you a beverage of choice. My mind was blown, and it was party on.


Side Note: The blonde next to Will that isn't me, is a friend of his from high school in Virginia. We met up with her beforehand at the Crossfit gym, and she happened to be with friends that I used to go to church with! Just goes to show what a small world it is.





Even after noon we kept going since the other bars around had parties going on, but we still made it back to McGuire's to eat. You just can't beat their food while you are drinking, and I wanted to go mess with my little brother while he worked. Isn't he so cute in a bow tie?


You would think we stopped there, but our ride was coming to get us until 4:00, so back out we went.


With a few stops in between.


I can't wait for next year! You should come too.


20 comments:

Pamela said...

Gah, you two are just so cute & perfect together!! This looks like SO much fun!

Mandie said...

Looks like you had a blasty, blast! Good for you! & you're so stinkin' cute! :)

Cece said...

Sounds like my kind of 5k! MJ and I love donuts. They used to be on the forbidden list (along with sooooo many other things) but now if it happens it happens and the world didn't even end! I was shocked.

Kenzie S said...

Looks like you guys had an awesome time! A 5k like that might actually convince me to start running. I love all of the fun pictures!

Jenn said...

hahaha love these pics, especially the last one!
Looks like SO much fun!

Emily said...

I love St Patty's celebrations! Looks like so much fun!

P!nky said...

That sounds and looks like so much fun. Congrats on the first 5K! I love doughnuts!

Helene in Between said...

haha i love these pics. looks like y'all had so much fun! and really, who hates doughnuts. now i'm hungry!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

ummmm donuts!! damn, i haven't had one in over TWO YEARS. looks like a blast! if more races had free beer and fun times like that, i'd be signing up for all of them!

-kathy | Vodka and Soda

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

What a fun race and all the green. If there is beer I am running! We finally find a flaw in Will, who doesn't like donuts?! Haha!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Hooray for your first 5k! Also, I. Love. McGuires. SO so so good! I love their food and atmosphere!!

Nicole said...

hahaha looks like you had fun! Good timing on your 5K!

Jamie said...

So cute. Looks like you guys all had a blast!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Looks like a fabulous 5k race and day!!! One for the books, for sure!!

Michael said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! I, for the first time, did absolutely nothing for St. Pat's. I just wasn't in the mood this year. Although, I am wearing my socks today :)

Nicole said...

That looks like a blast! Day drinking and eating bad food is the BEST! LOL.

Megan Wadsworth said...

Looks like y'all had so much fun! I love doing 5Ks where I'm rewarded with beer at the end :)

Sarah Alway said...

Such cute photos, looks like you guys had so much fun! Last year I was supposed to run the St. Patrick's Day Dash 5K in Seattle, my first 5K ever! I'm not a runner AT ALL and I had really been training for it. Then in February I went and tore my MCL in a snowboarding accident... boo! So my husband ended up pushing me through the race in a Bob stroller, it was hilarious! :-)

Kelly said...

This sounds like SO much fun!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Brittany said...

That looks like the best st. pattys day ever. I am going to have do something fun next year!

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