Signed up for a 5K + My Corral Placement for the Princess Half!

Yesterday Adam and I decided to register for the Fort Lauderdale 5K, which is the day after Valentine’s Day. You know what they say about the couple that runs together … : )

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Despite the fact that Adam only uses running as cross training for MMA he still runs much faster than me so we probably won’t actually run together. I love knowing that he’ll be waiting at the finish line for me though.

We haven’t run a 5K together since last February when we both ran our very first 5K (Color Me Rad).

I honestly can’t believe it’s only been a year since I crossed that first finish line. I feel like I’ve been running my whole life!

I spend quite a few hours each week running and I’m trying to figure out what I did with all that “free” time before?! Oh yeah, I think I watched a lot of TV and spent mindless hours on FB.

Last night was a cross training day for me. I just took it really light with some intervals on the stationary bike.

The treadmills are in front of the bikes and this is what I saw:


Yep, this guy was about to run barefoot on the treadmill. I’ve honestly never seen that before! I know barefoot running is supposed to be great for strengthening your feet, but I have never seen anyone do it in a gym! It kind of grosses me out. Luckily that is NOT *my* treadmill (the one to his right is my treadmill).

Oh, I also found out my bib # and corral placement for the Princess Half! I will be bib #5986 which puts me in corral I (they go A – P).

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This is about where I expected to be since I signed up immediately after registration opened but I did NOT submit a proof of time. I wish I was up at least one more corral but I don’t think my corral will be too bad.


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This will be by far the biggest running event I’ve ever been a part of … almost 19,000 people! That’s so crazy! I’m really looking forward to the energy that I’m sure will be radiating out on this course.

Have you ever been part of a really, really big race? What was it like?

Do you prefer big or small races?Β 



  1. January 31, 2014 / 10:46 am

    That’s a big race! You will be able to feed off everyone’s energy. πŸ™‚ The biggest race I ran was Boston, which was like 35,000. Philly was 9000 I think. Most races I do are A LOT smaller though.

    • January 31, 2014 / 11:17 pm

      Boston!! I’m so excited to say I kinda know someone who ran Boston πŸ™‚ Hope your knee is feeling better today!

  2. January 31, 2014 / 11:51 am

    Aw, that’s awesome — I know, it feels like I’ve been running for my whole life, when in reality, I ran my first half less than a year ago!

    Crazy about the barefoot runner at the gym…too funny, I don’t get it, at all!

    Congrats on your corral — it really won’t end up mattering all that much, believe me. You’re going to have a BLAST no matter where you start! πŸ™‚

    • January 31, 2014 / 11:19 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Each day I get more and more excited about the race… your recaps from Dopey got me pumped up!

  3. February 2, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    I love small races because I have a better chance of placing, but large races are great for staying motivated, so I prefer a larger race for longer distances!

    I’ve only run barefoot on a treadmill when getting my gait analyzed. OUCH.

  4. February 3, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    I’ve only done smaller races. I can’t even imagine doing a race that large. The atmosphere has got to be amazing!