Dudes, I totally caught some wicked waves yesterday! That was my best surfer impression, did it work? So, no I really didn’t go surfing, but I did see somebody in the ocean surfing.
Yesterday, Leanne and I walked the Surf ‘n’ Santa 10 miler. It was…cold! When we woke up it was 35 degrees! That’s pretty darn chilly to walk for 10 miles.
Need more proof
What you see, starting from the left: gray Under Armor shirt, white long-sleeved Shamrock 8K shirt, white Long John’s to wear underneath pants, bright green fleece zip up, black Brooks pants, green ($1.50) gloves from Target, red Santa t-shirt (again from Target) and race number. I also wore a hat, jingly necklace and kept a scarf in the hood of my green fleece zip up.
Overall, I was very layered, but adequately warm, really!
We got to the convention center early so we could get a parking spot and did! Score!
We got there at about 7 and decided to wait inside the convention center because it was warm and we thought we could use the bathrooms. We were quickly proven wrong about the bathrooms. They had guards and we were confined to a roped off portion of the convention center. The roped off portion, of course, did not include bathrooms. Out we went to use the porto potties! Yay for freezing temperatures and porto potties!
The last corral, you know!
There were only six corrals for this race, it was a small race since this was the inaugural Surf”n’Santa. It was pretty cool to see all the red and green. People were dressed up like elves, Santa Claus and we even saw someone dressed up as “Jingle All the Way.” Cute!
We started the race and somehow made it up to corral 4, oops!
The race course pretty much followed the course for the Wicked 10K, except that it doubles back on itself! This was not cool! At around mile 6? or so you get dumped into all the other racers at mile 9 that are trying to finish. We did not like this! People get all mushed together and you get in people’s way and it was just a cluster of people. Not fun. If they do this race again next year they really need to fix this. Although, it did lend itself to looking for people who knew were racing that may be ahead of you. (Hi Maria!)
The course mainly went down the boardwalk, which was cool, literally. The breeze, ahem, wind off the ocean was a little brutal at times, but we did like to look at the unlit Christmas lights on the boardwalk.
We doubled back again and headed to the convention center, right into a stiff breeze! Yay! The race ended in the convention center
After walking head on into the very cold wind I was so happy to end inside a nice warm building. We got race favors at the end including: a stainless steel water bottle, banana, pretzels, and Powerbar recovery bar. Yum!
We sat down for a few, eating, zoning out and people watching. Brunch was definitely needed and we headed to Citrus for delicious Mimosa’s, pancakes and has browns!
Once we were full we ran a couple errands and got a wreath. While there we saw this guy!
I don’t know why Stoney’s has goats, but I sure like ’em!
When we got home, we put up Christmas decorations as you saw in the previous post.
Bond decided he needed to help!
It was a very festive day overall and it ended with…
Merry beginning of the Christmas season!
How did you spend the weekend?