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Two posts in a week? That means I’ve been busy! Close on the heels of my Turkey Trot, I channeled my inner vigilante for the Batman 5K. If you remember I’m still attending physical therapy and taking it easier on my knee than you know I normally would, so this one was also a more relaxed event for me.
What you get! If you remember the Wonder Woman run (boy am I plugging my own blog today or what?) the sweater you get is the same fit, and damn the same comfort (amazing) but Batman themed! In addition you get this awesome velcro backed Batman hat! The medal is the Bat-Signal shining onto the name with a cool yellow logo backed lanyard, and your customary Batman run bib =) they even threw in a GU brand stroopwafel, flavors varied. The race company offered both a 5k and a 10k option for this race, which is great because who doesn’t love the option to push themselves?
Prep time! So I entered into this race with the intention of training with a friend of mine, Chander (who also happened to be the officiant of my wedding). He is a casual runner, in the sense that he will enter races that he finds interesting, but doesn’t run on his own. Generally when him and I enter a race together we will do some short practice runs, or long walks for mileage. Between my MCL injury (my bear fight) and remote/blended learning taking its mental toll on us (I’m a speech therapist in the school system, he’s a history teacher) we got about one couple mile walk in almost a month and a half ago.
They day of the race we planned on meeting up by his house, and praying that the weather would hold out, as it was supposed to rain and be cold. Fortunately we were #blessed and the weather was GORGEOUS moving the horrible wind and rain to the following day.
The 5k took us about an hour, but we intended to walk it from the start. Was it a PR? No, but we had a really good time while we participated. Thats the thing you have to remember, just because it is listed as a race, does NOT mean you have to kill yourself to finish it, whether in person or virtual, you need to listen to your body! We got to talking about a ton of things, like our upcoming end of campaign in Dungeons and Dragons, and tv show recommendations and we had an all around good time!
With the race completed, we went back to his house and submitted our time through the races tracking website, and reenergized with our waffles!! This race was definitely one where the swag was a big draw, since Batman fans can use it as an opportunity to increase the Bat-swag they own, and also have that accomplishment of completing a 5k.