I signed up because a friend from work has been trying to get me to do a race with him, and this one was on a Saturday. I figured that was a good thing. Unfortunately, it was a ways away, and I had to wake up super early on a Saturday to go and do it. Even worse, a friend from high school was in town last minute. Fortunately, I got to see him Friday night because the friend I was going to do the race with flaked on me.
The race itself was in downtown LA at a park I had no idea existed. Then again, I haven’t spent that much time in downtown LA, so that isn’t a surprise. They call it a hill challenge, and they are right. There are two hills in the 5K, and even though I regularly do run hills around my complex, these hills still got to me. I had to walked parts of the uphill parts.
I finished in 38 minutes, which was a pretty good time as far as I was concerned. I would have been faster if I had run the entire thing, of course, but given the hills, I’m very happy with that time.
There were so nice views of the city along the way.
I’m sure I would have enjoyed the run more had I not been so upset over my friend flaking on me. But that kind of took the enjoyment out of it for me.