If you don’t want to read my commentary below, here is the link to the photos:
BEFORE THE START – I got to the event with about 40 minutes to go to start time and wandered around taking some photos. There was a dog-costume contest which was pretty interesting, seeing what the dogs and some of the people were wearing.
ON THE COURSE – We did a little loop in the parking lot and then onto the trails. Circled around the lake, another little loop through the parking lot – to make sure we had a full 3.1 miles – and then a second loop around the lake, and then turn into the main entrance of the park and go directly to the finish line. I really do not like running around in circles – hence I hate the track – but I had not realized the city really renovated this park a lot, making it quite nice, and the trail curved here and there around the lake – with some nice views of the lake too – so it did not feel like you were a white lab rat going round-and-round. I was very impressed with the park’s quality and would even run here again. I ended up with a time of 33 minutes and change. Did not place, as this was a pretty small event so my age group was 40 – 99, lol. Tight budget for this race too – and I get that; let the money go to the cause – so only the top 3 males and females got an award. Okay by me, I don’t expect to get anything anyway. If I do, well, then, nice bonus.
AFTER THE FINISH – All kind of vendors giving away stuff. There were these mini dog biscuits that PetSmart had – perfect for me when I run as they fit better in my Race Ready shorts pockets – and had one, lol…they actually were not bad, tasted kinda like a cookie! I am going to get some of those to carry when I run – for the dogs I meet, of course.
I have done this one a few times in the past; very nice event for a worthy cause; hopefully it will get more participants; and this was one of the only events done on this weekend Sunday; however, lots of locals runners are training for the San Antonio RnR Marathon and Half, so as we are getting closer – Dec 2 and Dec 3 are the event dates – lots of our locals are doing their long runs on Sunday now. Even so, all good, as said nice little event at a scenic little park. There was also a post-race raffle – I didn’t win nuthin, lol – and breakfast tacos from local eatery Taco Cabana. I would definitely do this one again.