Monday, March 9, 2015

Hot Chocolate 15K Recap

The Dallas Hot Chocolate 15k was my first official race at that distance.  What got me excited about this one was the shiny, chocolate bar medal!

We knew this race was going to be fairly crowded so we left out that morning around 6am to be there and ready for an 8:30 start.  We got there way ahead of time.  The temperature that morning was in the 40s, but with the wind chill it felt like the 30s so we were able to keep warm indoors before heading to the start line.

The 5k was first, and due to the heavy traffic they were nice enough to delay the start for those having trouble getting to the race.  Our race was around 15 minutes behind the original start time.  We kept warm by being our normal goofy selves in the corral.   

The course to me seemed really difficult.  You wouldn't think there would be that many hills when running in Dallas, TX but I think this one found every hill imaginable!  I remember specifically a really steep incline around mile 5. At times, the downhill was also so steep it was hard on the legs as well.

As we topped the hill at mile 5 we noticed some spectators had a whiskey station set up and they were pouring shots!  We passed by briefly, then ended up giving into the fun and downing one.  To say it burned is an understatement.  I think that shot burned my stomach for the next 2 miles!  This girl does not drink whiskey, and I kept thinking, what in the world did I just do?  It does make for a funny story though!

The course also had some great spectators toward the end followed by a warm cup of hot chocolate and lots of sweets!

I'm not real big on sweets, so all the chocolate was a bit too much for my tummy to handle. Now if they had been handing out cadbury eggs, we may have to talk.  (#sorrynotsorry, Easter candy on the brain)  On the way home we opted for some fuzzy tacos instead!

All in all I was pretty satisfied with the results considering the cold, the wind, and the hilly course.  The medal is definitely sweet, but most importantly we had a great time! 


Artney said...

Looks like you all had so much fun and y'all are just too cute! I still have Hot Chocolate on my list. I would love to come there, but now you have me scared. Lol! I may have to add this one to the list! And you probably would have had to carry me across the line after that whiskey! Haha! Love your recap! :)

Suz and Allan said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a fun race. I love the 15K distance!


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