The First DetermiNation Pub Run and I’m Running the SF Marathon!
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m involved in the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation program.
I walked over from my office and met up with the crew at The Point in Faneuil Hall. I normally avoid bars in Faneuil Hall at all costs, but since this was a school night and we were heading out for a run, I made an exception. We all introduced one another and then set off for our 5 mile run!
Here is part of the crew in a cute, pre-sweaty picture (don’t mind the Bud Light Court Street sign)
We set out for a route running through downtown and doing a big loop into the Seaport District of Boston. I had a great time chatting with fellow committee members and other newbies that were joining us for the first time. We all started in a pack together, and then slowly clumped together in groups of 2-3 each. I ran with two girls from the North End Running Club, Amber and Monica. Amber was exceptionally speedy, so at times I felt like I was sprinting at max pace to keep up with her! One small downside was since this was our first run we missed a turn which ended up shaving .7 off of our run. No one really seemed to mind the shortened distance and everyone agreed they were fine with running 4.25 vs 5.0. We all finished and cheered, such a great first group run!
And now, for the pub portion…
I had a great time and I can’t wait for the next Pub Run! Next time I am hoping we can run around the Charles River so then we can have a more clear cut path and less confusion. I also think it would be fun to mix up our routes as well as “pubs” to keep things interesting! That might cause some confusion, but I think it might bring a fun element to the event. Even with all of the stops to figure out our route and crossing streets, we managed to hold a 9:42/avg pace. I think next time we will certainly be a well oiled machine!
The next American Cancer Society Pub Run is March 10th @ 6:30pm leaving from The Point in Faneuil Hall RSVP on FB. This time we’ll have the whole upstairs and free apps!
In other news…
I am officially signed up for the San Francisco FULL Marathon!!
After a laundry list of Pros and Cons lists, I decided this was absolutely the right decision for me!! Training starts on March 26th, I can’t wait!!! 🙂