Greetings from the Bar145 March 4 Team Hoyt!
This was perhaps the most singularly unique running event I have ever been part of. Running a treadmill 5k on stage at noon, then having a gourmet chicken breast salad (with delicious chipotle-cumin rub). What a blast!
Several of the girls that I coached in the fall half-marathon training program showed up to put their miles in the books today at Bar145, too. It was good to see them again and see them doing so well.
While we were preparing to get the runs started, the program coordinator mentioned that signups had dropped off hard around 6:00pm, so I volunteered to run a double today. After the lunch 5k at noon, I spent time with my wife and dog (we watched the new episode of Secret Eaters). Then I went back in and ran a dinnertime 5k on the stage at 6:00pm.
I’m pretty proud of helping to put 6.2mi on the board, out of the 145mi goal. The runners on stage really drew attention, and helped push donations. Running is always fun, but doing it for a cause adds a new dimension.
The most bizarre part of the day was when Bar145 introduced what I have deemed the “Bloody Mary-thon” – essentially a meal attached to a bloody mary. A description cannot do it justice, you must see for yourself!
I did wear my Garmin to track the runs, but Garmin Connect seems to be unreachable today. So I can’t upload the .fit files or link to the runs. I’ll add them in once Garmin gets their shit together and repairs the site.