Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl 10K & Party

To end our very busy weekend, we woke up early this morning to travel only 30 minutes to my first 10k race. I got the pre-race jitters and was so excited to get started running. Hubs was my great photographer.

Here I ma right before the race started. I was still tired.

Here's the start line.

In case you've never been to a race, this is where you pick up your packet (ie: race bib, timing chip and any goodies). It was all very organized.

Throughout the entire race (start to way after the finish), a local marching band was playing, they weren't half bad.

The race started and finished at the Hornet Stadium (at CSUS).

There were cheerleaders cheering the racers on as the came upon the finish line (while the marching band was playing for us).

I'm almost there. I am #204 in the middle with my red sleeves in (next to the guy in green).

Right before the race ended, we had to run up this mini Golden Gate Bridge. The wind up there was so refreshing. I was so sweating while I was up there and that cool wind through my hair felt so nice. It was like a burst of energy.
I finished the race 1:04 (according to the Garmin). The official times aren't up yet. After I finished, I got in line for my water, hot dog (which I gave to the hubs), nachos (very skimpy) and beer (which I was kind enough to share, since he suffered in the cold wind to take pictures of me).

The race was overall, very good. I would participate next year! Throughout the race, the EMTs drove through on their quads, and if someone was walking (not me), they slowed down to see if that person needed help or not. Everything was pretty organized. They made is a little confusing to find the start line, but we all did.

I went home, took a shower, iced and relaxed some. After soaking into my couch, I got ready and we headed over to our friends', Eric's house for a Super Bowl party. There was so much food there. He bought some Chicago Fire Pizzas, chips, dips, veggies, cookies and so much more.

Here's a picture of the best stuffed pizza ever!

A picture of most of the food (sorry, I forgot to take a picture of my beer).

There was some veggies thrown into the mix.

I think the commercials were horrible this year. There were only a few that I laughed at. Half time, don't even get me started. Overall, this was a great weekend. And, I can't wait to do it all over again next weekend!

What did you think of the Super Bowl (commercials, or the game itself)?


  1. I didn't watch much of the game, but at some point during the halftime show (after Usher came out) I kept telling everyone Bieber would be next. Nope. Good thing I don't bet!

    The race sounds really fun!

  2. Congrats on your first 10K! Looks like it was a lot of fun!

    I didn't watch the game this year. My fiance and I watched some of the commercials online and thought most of the them sucked.

  3. Congrats on the 10K! Sounds like a fun race.

  4. Awesome job on your 10K!

    That pizza is huge!

  5. congrats on the race! stuffed pizza=holy yum.

  6. Congrats on your race!!! Love the pictures! Did you have to post that one of the pizza though?? Now I am SO hungry! Looks delicious!!! :)

  7. Fun stuff! I wish I could have run a 10K yesterday! Congrats on your first! I still have yet to do one. Gotta love the red face pics after the race is done! My running partner and I have a ritual of taking before and after race pics. Hehe.

    As for the Superbowl? I didn't really watch it, and even the commercials sucked. I did enjoy the Black Eyed Peas and Usher, though! (Guilty pleasures!)

  8. Congratulations on your 10K! You really made some progress to be able to run this after your injury. Be proud!

  9. Congrats on your first 10k!! Hubs did a great job documenting - good thing you shared the post-race goodies.