Redondo Beach St. Patrick's Day 5k Race Report

The Green Girl celebrated her national holiday by running the Redondo Beach St. Patrick's Day 5k.

The race benefited the local Saint Lawrence Martyr School Educational Foundation.

Race registration and packet pick-up took place in a tent behind the Village Runner store.

The Green Girl at the Redondo Beach St. Patrick's Day 5k
Rain was forecasted for the weekend so I'd slipped my mobile phone into a zip baggy and I had my green waterproof camera tucked in my iFitness Double Pouch Belt.

The morning was chilly so I had on a green long-sleeved running shirt under my cotton shamrock race shirt.

Redondo Beach St. Patrick's Day 5k Starting Line
As we waited at the Starting Line, drops of rain started to fall. A few runners mumbled that they were anxious for the race to start.

My race strategy was to take it easy since I had the LA Marathon the next day but I somehow managed to do my first mile at about a 9:30 pace.

A rainy Redondo Beach St. Patrick's Day 5k
Despite the rain, I warmed up quickly so I took a walk break in the second mile to remove my a layer and tie it around my waist.

As I was rounding the last loop, I spotted a fellow Sole Runner, Steve.

The rain had tapered off by this time and the sun was starting to come out.

The Green Girl with fellow Sole Runners, Kathleen and Steve
We ran together to the Finish Line where his wife, Kathleen, was waiting.

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

Irish Blessing


  1. So you're gonna leave us hangin on the marathon?

    BTW, if I didn't already tell ya, the travel stick went to China a couple weeks ago. Thought about bringing it to the great wall for a cameo, but I already stuck out enough :-).

  2. Great job! I didn't run the Shamrock here in Portland this year....but I did run! by myself :-(
    It's so much better with friends, I tell ya!

  3. great job! i can imagine how much you love St. Patty's day.

  4. hey there...I just came across your blog's from Mike!! I'm a new follower...Great job in th
    e run...sounds like you had a good time...which is what it is all about!
    Looking forward to reading more about you ;)

  5. Well, you're in green attire but was it so 'lime green you wouldn't get lost along the course' green? I think NOT! Next year, I'll send you my shirt to wear for your race! :)

    You did great, girl! I am very impressed by your continued ability to throw caution to the wind and go with whatever running throws at you. Next year: Jill and Greenie running the Way Too Cool 5k. We'll wear lots of green!


  6. Its a great post.i wii definately share it with my friends.


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