Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Skirt Chaser 5k

On tournament weekends, I spend a lot of time in the bar area selling snacks, powerade, etc. Every once in a while, there will be a young kid in there trying to entertain themselves while their brother or sister plays their match. On Saturday, there was a VERY mature 7 year old in there. You would have thought she was 12 if not for her size. We discussed her plans for the summer (she was "going to stay at home and do something creative"), how to stop a bleed (her Dad, the ENT told her you should apply pressure to stop bleeding), the mystery flavor of airheads (a kid favorite - apparently the mystery flavor is almost always cotton candy) and then she drew me a picture (she said it was "to attract customers"). At one point, she pulled a dollar out of her pocket and said "I have had a nice time, I am going to give you a tip". LOL. Too cute... I told her to keep it in case she got thirsty later and needed to buy a drink.

Post tournament, I headed to the Skirt Chaser 5k. Such a fun race! The ladies are given a 3 minute head start on the guys and the guys chase them down. The first guy passed mile marker one. Speedy Gonzales. I was pretty pleased with my time, just a few seconds off my PR at 26:49.

Hubs came to enjoy the festivities which included beer, burritos and a live band. It was great weather albeit a little warm (88 degrees) but nice. Here we are chilling before the race and before I realized I was sitting on an ant pile. LOL.











These little guys were in our race bags. Have you tried the energy bites from powerbar? I really like them, they are sort of like little powerbar truffles with a crispy coating. I might have to try these again!





11 comments:

Lorian said...

That is a great race! I love the idea! So cute! But where is the pic of you AFTER you realize you were sitting on the ant pile? Your weather and environment sound very much like ours here in Houston.

Hannah said...

Nothing like sitting on an ant farm pre-race. Eek! Nice job at the race, though!

I loved the story about the little girl. How sweet!

That Pink Girl said...

Skirt Chaser, what a fun concept. Way to go on your PR too!

AZ said...

Those do look good. Might have to hunt some down.

Meg said...

What a fun race and you look SO cute! I also love those energy bites, once I ate them as a dessert while I was waiting in my car! Cookies :)!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

What a great race time on a hot day!

Kids, they're funny!

ShirleyPerly said...

Nice job on your race. I've not seen any races in my area that allow women a head start. Interesting idea.

And have not tried those energy bites before but they look good. I recently got some Power Gel blasts that are so yummy that I buy them for workouts but often end up just snacking on them!

PS - I hope it wasn't a fire ant mound you sat on!!

lindsay said...

ants ack! i think i'd be itching my butt for months :)

i think i tried those power bar balls once at an expo... of course not as good as a chocolate-covered ball of cookie dough but they weren't too bad.

Jennifer said...

You look great... happy and content! Sounds like a fun idea for a race, I may suggest that to our club organizer. Cheers!

San said...

Kids like that are hilarious and scary at the same time. I worked with a 16 year old once (he created a brochure for one of my work projects) and even though he was half my age he made me feel totally immature (not on purpose from his side).

Hooray on the race time, this race sounds like fun. Glad you your hubs seems to recover fine, everything healed now??

Have a great and hopefully free weekend.

Kelly said...

We are doing the Skirt Chaser in Phili, can't wait!