This post is about how to run a half marathon and eat boiled crabs. In just 10 hours!
First, you have to find a friend to do it with you. Then, you rent a car and leave your city at 5 a.m.You go to the start line and begin running. One foot in front of the other, you guys!For this race, I actually didn’t wear my Garmin watch. I just ran with it. The best thing about running a marathon only four weeks before the Zooma half marathon was that today’s race felt oh so short! Or maybe I just felt amazing because I was running on some great pre-race fuel last night:Anyways, back to the race. Before I knew it I was done and Daniela and I were lounging atop our complimentary yoga mats sipping wine in the shade with all the other wonderful ladies who ran today. Not too bad.
The only thing that was too bad about today, actually, is that I didn’t wear sunscreen. Another not perfect thing is that I didn’t crush the race. I came in at 1:42 (7:48 average pace) which is still a crush, but less of one I was hoping for. I could list some excuses why I didn’t make it closer to 1:35-1:39 territory but let’s just focus on the fun. Thanks for a great race, Zooma! I’d definitely do one of these “girls’ getaway” runs again.
Then, we took our sweat-covered selves and strolled around Annapolis which is the cutest town ever and has lots of bird sculptures. Yes I wore all pink for this race. It was a women’s-only race, after all!Dr. Borek and Dr. Jones have a pretty awesome view.We stopped for a burger that was far beyond any burger I’ve ever seen:And were still hungry just in time for CRABS!My other roommate, Sam, joined us in Maryland and hosted us at her sister’s crab feast. Back to our lesson. How to eat a crab: 1) Pull off its butt 2) Pull out its organs 3) Chop off its head 4) Smash the remainders and search for meat! Wow. That was a first for me. And for Daniela and Izzy!By 3 p.m. the fun was had and we were full. And don’t worry, I did shower eventually.
What a great day.
- Have you ever been to a crab boil?
- What’s the hottest temp you’ve ever run a race in (it was like 90 degrees here!)?
- What’s the quirkiest thing about your town?