Things have been a little different at my job lately, my partner at night moved to day shift on another floor and in order to have coverage on more days they asked if I would work 5 eight hour shifts per week or 11p-7a Monday-Friday so that is what I have been doing lately. I had already signed up for the Kaiser Permanente 5K race in Atlanta for Thursday Sept, 13 so I asked if I could just come in a little late that night. So I came home Thursday morning, slept a bit and off to Atlanta I went.
We got there super early to make sure we could get parking since the race was going to be so large. It was a warm day but there was a nice breeze and we checked out the Expo and hung out listening to the music until Jason's Deli arrived with our box lunches. We chowed down and then walked back through the Expo again to see what else had been put up since before. I met my new boyfriend, Mr. Broccoli. Then we warmed up with the group exercise.
This was a HUGE race, when we lined up you couldn't see the front or the back of the swarm of people. The race started at Turner field, made a loop around the capitol and then ended back at Turner.
It was slow getting started due to the sheer number of people that were participating, however it started to open up a little into the race. We finished in 35:45 which was pretty good, I have not run in 4 weeks, yikes! The marathon training burned me out from running so I decided to drop it. I think I may do another half though, I enjoyed that length and the training was not nearly so time consuming.
The sunset was beautiful at the end, we grabbed our t-shirts and headed out, stopped for a delicious milkshake on the way home. I stopped by the house showered up and headed to work. Running this race definitely has me wanting to do more 5Ks!
I made Arnetra's baby Zachariah a present the other day and took it to her at work. I used the caps off of vials from work that I had saved for a long time and never knew what to do with them to cover the frame. I made the background with fabric and cut out of scrapbook paper the moon and caterpillar.