with rain ponchos and umbrellas
The race was held at a very soggy El Dorado Park.
It was amusing to see so many rain ponchos and umbrellas at the Starting Line.
It was a relatively sluggish start because most of the runners were slowing down and going around the large puddles.
I tried to keep up with my boyfriend but I lost him and the crowd of runners around him before the Mile 1 marker.
At a blazing 13:30 minute mile, however, I managed to leave all the walkers in the
I maintained a steady pace as I ran around the park. I couldn't stop blinking because of the pelting rain and I regretted leaving my baseball cap at home.
After awhile, I started wondering if I was even on the course anymore. There wasn't a runner in sight.
I decided I was officially lost when I reached a dead end with the largest ducks I'd ever seen in my entire life.
I suddenly realized this was the Summer Solstice Watermelon Run all over again.
Once again, since I'm familiar with the park, I started heading in the general direction of the Finish Line when I felt the mileage was appropriate.
I ended up having to go backwards through the Finish Line and then I quickly turned around and announced I was actually finished.
All the finishers received a full sized Christmas tree.
My boyfriend enjoyed his first race and he said he's ready for a 10k!