Live Well San Diego 5K – Recap

My first race of the weekend was the Live Well SD 5k. My vegan IG/FB friend, Carly, invited me to run this with her and fiancé. Since I didn’t sign up for the RnRSD 5k, I thought this would be a fun shake out run for the RnRSD 1/2 Marathon on Sunday.b2a

Maria and I arrived at Liberty Station early so I could pick up my race packet. Liberty Station is the old Naval Training Center (NTC) where my dad used to teach when I was a little kid. In fact, I used to live across the street from here, in Navy housing back when I was a kid in the late 1970s.

 

 

About 15 minutes before race time, we were gathered around the stage for a warm up. We were led to do some hip hop aerobics… It was fun but felt like a stand alone workout! Haha!

 

After exchanging a few texts, I finally met up with Carly at the start line. LiveWellsd5k

Prior to this race, my best 5k race time was a 26:31 from back in 2013. I was feeling pretty good and I was going back and forth in my mind if I wanted to take this one easy or to push myself. I decided to go for it!IMG_9726

I PR’d! I PR’d by almost three minutes! It wasn’t easy… actually, that last 3/4 mile was tough trying to keep my pace. I think I actually felt my adrenal glands hurting near the end. (I’ve been more in tune to my organs since doing FCT).

At the finish with Carly & Josh
At the finish with Carly & Josh

After the race, we went had brunch at Sol Cal Cafe, a vegan restaurant in Downtown SD. My long time Twitter/IG friend Sara (@tortillasara) met us there.

I was in heaven! There were so many gluten free options there, too! I went for the Lettuce Cup Tacos with a side of potato salad.SolCal

 

A new PR and delicious vegan food with friends… What a great way to spend a Saturday morning in San Diego!

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