Happy day after Thanksgiving everyone! How many of you raced? Maybe are a lot of you were here in Sacramento at Run To Feed The Hungry. It is the largest Thanskgiving Day run after all! I believe I heard there were about 30,000 people who came out. Craziness!
To me, this is one of the best races in Sacramento! I love the community, the excitement and the course. There are always people out cheering you on, handing out mimosas (hell yes) and playing music. It is so awesome! This is the 3rd year I have run this race, and I live close to the start that I decided to run there as a warm up.
Warm up for RTFTH:
When I got to the race I met up with the Kaia FIT Sunrise ladies. This was my first year on a team. If you haven’t joined a team before think about it for next year! You get an awesome running jacket, a designated place for teams only to eat some foodskies, drink coffee & use the potties. There was NO LINE. That is a huge plus!
He doesn’t run…but he gets up early, takes pictures of me running & eats and drinks with me after. I think it would be fun 😉
My bf got some pictures of me running down Elvas. I know a few people who live on McKinley/Elvas (if you don’t live in Sac this won’t really mean sh** to you). It is always nice to hear people cheering your name as you run by!
This is my friend’s cat Felicity. She was out too, watching all the runners. Cat Friend!!
I tried hard to really race this one. As you all know I have had some IT issues & I haven’t been sticking to my training as much as I would like. I have missed all of my speed & tempo workouts these past 2 months – so almost half of my training. Which really f-ing sucks. I was doing SO well! I was doing all my speed work, tempo runs were at my goal pace – which had been really hard for me with my last marathon training. I was feeling strong and confident that I would reach my goal and qualify for Boston at CIM this year. If that happens, great. If not, there is always next year. I have 3 marathons lined up for next year. All 3 are Boston qualifiers: SLO Marathon (speaking of, use code “GONZAMB” for a discount), OC Marathon and of course the California International Marathon .
With that being said, I did pretty well. I was damn tired after though.
After the race I had to work for a bit (womp, womp) then had some Thanksgiving yummy food at my parents. As much as my family can drive me crazy, it is always nice to see everyone.
Best dogs in the whole world! I know how much I always talk about cats, but Chewy has been in the family for 12 years. She major old dogs but she as so much life in her…not that you can tell in this picture.
Alright friends. It is almost time. 9 more days until my favorite race of the year! California International Marathon!!!