Thursday, July 14, 2011

Second Annual Galveston Sand Crab 5K/10K

Today, I signed up for the Second Annual Galveston Sand Crab 5K, which is a night time beach run on Saturday, August 13, 2011. This year, I decided to do the 5K instead of a 10K (what I did last year), because I am not even close to the same condition (I can barely run a mile) that I was in last year (could run 6 miles without injury and had one during this run). I am also going with my coworker Amy (different Amy from last year) who I have run with a couple of times out at Memorial Park. I wish Mal could be there with me, but she's leaving for Grenada the week before. Okay, that just made me sad writing it.

The race start time is at 8:30 p.m. this year instead of 9 and the packet pickups are at multiple stations in the days leading up to the race. The big issue last year was that everyone was getting their packets starting at 7 p.m. (because that's when they opened) and it caused a huge line, which further caused a start time of 10 p.m. So, I'm glad they are going to start earlier this year.

It's a fun race, but hot and hard running in the sand. And with a start time of 8:30, I might not have to use my head lamp. Plus, it has free beer at the end of the race. Last year, they ran out when Jodi and I finally made it to the front of the line. However, we were running a 10K and this year, I'm running a 5K. So, I better get my beer!

On a side note, I have been a nazi on my 2 sets of 25 squats, 50 front crunches, 30 side crunches (each side), and 20 situps. I did this yesterday morning and this morning. Both times, I was running late and didn't feel like doing anything. So, I'm glad I forced myself, especially since I didn't run those days. But I'm running tonight with Mal and then off to see some wizard action.


  1. Good luck with the beach run.

    Are you by any chance discussing the wizard action that is the last Harry Potter movie? If so, I hope you enjoyed it. I went with a group and had an awesome night.


  2. I'll be there to photograph. You have your own official race photog!

  3. Hello Niki!
    Yes, I am talking about Harry Potter. I went with three other people to the midnight showing. First, we saw Deathly Hallows Part 1 and then stayed for Part 2. I liked it and did have fun!


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