Monday, March 4, 2013

Tipp Hill Shamrock Run: Year Four

Saturday I ran our local Shamrock Run, a four miler which is always a festive, good time.

It was a pretty chilly morning, snowing a bit, but luckily the roads were clear. Jeannine and I met up with some other runner friends and family, I even saw my college roommate which was a nice surprise.

We lined up with the 9 minute mile group, and noticed this guy standing to the left of us:

Photo courtesy of Lake Effect Run Club.

I was cold just looking at him, we figured he must have lost a bet or something.

My friend Alissa and I settled into an easy pace, we chatted the whole time, and sailed right up every hill we came across.  I did get that nervous tickle in your stomach feeling at the start of the last hilly mile, which looked like this last January:

I was happy with my run, it wasn't my best time, but that wasn't my goal.  This was the first race I ran in my chiropractor prescribed orthotics, I had zero foot pain during the race, and it felt just fine after the race.

We met up with the rest of our group at the finish, and instead of walking to Coleman's for post race beers and the S.U. game, we ran.  It was that cold.

We were much happier inside.

When I got home I had an idea for another one of  my RACER Wall Frame's. 

I tried to fit all four of my Shamrock Run bibs in the frame, but three still look cool  

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Yo Momma Runs said...

That guy is dressed just like my three-year-old twins. Awesome! Congrats on a pain free race! Definitely something to celebrate.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I bet that poor guy was cold..yikes!!!

Glad you had a great race!

Teamarcia said...

Wait, he raced in that? Ok....
Glad the streets were clear and you had fun!

giraffy said...

Whaaaat. That guy. What. Haaaa.

Glad it was pain free for you!!!

ajh said...

Looking at that guy thinking cold isn't what would have come to mind. Ewww. Some girlfriend/wife isn't speaking to him.

Amy said...

Oh my! What an outfit! Glad you had a pain free race! Yay!

Jill said...

OMG, I now have that image of gross undie man in my head as I try to doze off to sleep. Awk! Happy for you that the run went well, Molly Moll - you did great and sounds like a comeback is in the making! :)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

ARGHHHHH!!! Things were seen on this post that should never been seen!!! What was he THINKING!!

Congrats on the race

Evolving Through Running said...

Man - I have to stop whining about a little cold here when I'm running. That looks like a tough bit of running on some tough terrain. Nice job.

And your fellow runner from the picture .... wow .... I can understand why those birds are angry.

Unknown said...

Congrats Molly!

J said...

What an outfit - I bet that guy was cold! Great job on the race - glad you didn't have any foot pain!

Unknown said...

that a life long friend of joke