How fun can running be?
|Santa-Nes on the left before the start! :)|
Every year before Christmas there is few runs where you get to wear your Santa clause outfit and run! Few weeks back I heard of the Q music Santa Run a 5.5 km race in Ijstelstein which is not too far from where I live. I got all excited but the only disadvantage of that run that it is on a Thursday evening which means I have to work a full day before I can get to run.
At first I was going to run with Falko who won the race last year but he was not feeling well on that day he had to cancel. On Thursday it was raining so hard and I had a Birthday Party in the evening. The combination made me a little hesitant but with some self motivation I decided
to Just Do IT!!
I left work a little later than I wanted, due to meetings and rushed to Ijstelstein, I arrived 15 min before the start of the race. I parked my car and run fast under the rain and picked up my start number and my Santa hat. I bumped into Ans who was also going to run with some friends. After a small chit chat with her I headed to the start. The atmosphere was very nice with music, a stadium and warm up drills...
Before I even think about it I was already at the finish line. I crossed the finish line as a 1st lady from about 150 SantaWomen and 19th overall from 406 SantaRunners with a time of 23' 44.
With a big smile, from the finish line , I drove fast to my house, got refreshed and headed to the birthday party! That was a busy day but just being able to combine everything gives me a self satisfaction feeling but also I would never been able to do it without the support of my big fan!
Losseveter Link: Vermeulen en Leene winnen in Ijsselstein
TwitRun is a run with runners that maybe you have met before or maybe not but you know each other via twitter and share the same passion:Running! In the past I read about twitter run here and there but I never got the chance to attend one. I got via facebook an invitation from Wendy and Martin couple weeks ago and manged to make it this time.
|Wendy, Yvonne, Onno and Paul|
|Dave, Edwin, Martin, Annelies, Bianca|
|Edwin, Rob, Onno, Marten, Edwin, Jan, Bianca, Dave, Paul, Tim,|
Me, Yvonne, Marcel, Wendy
Dave, Martin, Annelies, Jolande
I was almost sad it was over, I was already asking when are you we coming back again?
At the parking I changed into something dry and warm and went to have a cup of coffee with everyone else.
|Me and Bianca|
Thank you Wendy and Martin for organizing this event!