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Pre-Greek Fest 5K

So this past Sunday, I was going to run an easy 2 {maybe 3 if I was feeling super ambitious} miles on the beach at Kiawah. I mentioned that to one of my Kiawah running buddies and she invited me to run 6 miles with her instead. I laughed. 6 miles? You must be kidding. She was like um, you know you have to run 13.1 miles really soon right?

Reality. Check.

Y'all. My half marathon is less than 4 months away!

I ended up running/walking 6.39 miles that Sunday instead of the 2-3 that I was planning on. HOLY COW am I glad that this race will be in December when it is hopefully not 95 degrees and humid out! Sunday's run was miserable. My time shows it, too.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? I sure hope so.

At any rate, I have my first race since July 4th this weekend.

I needed to squeeze in one race before the start of football season and found a perfect one in Charlotte, the Yiasou Greek Festival 5K. It's pretty common knowledge that one of my favorite parts of running a race is the t-shirt that comes with it, but you get something a little extra in this race. Two tickets to the Greek Festival! I went last year & loved it so I cannot wait to get back to it this year.

Here's to figuring out a playlist between now & Saturday morning and here's to the temps staying under 80 degrees until after the race is over!


  1. Race swag is the BEST!! It's my favorite part of running, too!!

  2. This sounds like the best race ever! I might have to make a trip to Charlotte next year just to run this then eat all the yummy Greek food!


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