race recap: Fit Foodie 5K, Fairfax
They had me at Fit Foodie--really, they did! Fitness and food are two of my FAVORITE things. I do them both every single day however this was on a much bigger scale and I just had to be a part of it!
A few hundred runners lined up along Mosaic District streets early Saturday morning and raced to the most delicious finish line ever. A sweaty 3.1 miles to a plethora of vendors waiting to hand out yummies, you bet I was pushing it.
The morning started with a group stretch at 7AM in Strawberry Park. We warmed up our joints and danced away to some loud tunes for about 20 minutes. Next we lined up behind the starting line and waited for the buzzer to go off. The course wasn't the greatest as we ran along the sidewalks of busy streets and cut through parking lots that surrounded Mosaic District. It was a bit hilly though so that was a nice challenge. I crossed the finish line in 26:07. Vendors were lined up just a few steps after the finish line crossing. Before I could even wipe my sweat I was given a healthy swag bag and offered Fabletics headbands and hair tie colors of my choice. Then it was on to a quick massage and foam rolling from Equinox. Next it was the good stuff, FOOD! I grabbed a delicious mini pork sandwich topped with sun dried tomatoes on a toasted bun right away, then it was on to a tasty half biscuit and turkey gravy from Gypsy Soul. Cooking Light immediately began cooking demos--though that sounded great, the last thing I wanted to was sit down. I was anxious to check out the rest of the vendors so I passed on the demo. Fabletics was showcasing their latest collection and handing out sweat towels to VIP members--you bet I am a member and jumped on that freebie!
After that we made sure to visit every booth and collected so many goodies along the way that we had a tough time holding everything! Talk about a good problem to have. We're talking tasty salads, flavored popcorn, infused waters, pre-filled tumblers with infused water, a mimosa and screw driver station, food, food and more food. Did I mention the cost for this race was $30--talk about a great value! If the Fit Foodie Race Series comes to your area I highly suggest you attend. They really know how to put on a finishers village, it's a tasty good time!