Skip to main content

Boise Glow 5K Recap

Saturday evening was the Boise Glow 5K, which was a benefit for Cushing's Disease. This race is my first of 4 races in 4 weekends.

I can say that I had fun. There was no stress to this race whatsoever. I just wanted to go out, see what my legs could do, and have fun.

This race started in the evening - 8pm. Really it was more like 8:30pm but that was fine. It was a smidge darker and the more glow you could see with the sun down. And this was my first real late evening race too. But I ate lightly during the day, I didn't hydrate with water as much as I should have but everything did work out ok.

Boise School of Rock was playing when we showed up. Oh yeah, parking wasn't an issue.

I did have some issues with my glow sticks. I safety pinned them to the hem of my skirt and they didn't want to stay.

Eh, good enough. 

The front glow sticks came off during the run and the back set of sticks stayed.

These were really the only good pics the BF took before, during, and after the race. He could not get any shots of me for whatever reason. No start or finish line videos this time around.

I am in the pic. Find me.
The start, like I said, was late. I'm cool with that. The only problem was that I had my GPS all set up on my watch but the start took so long that it shut off twice. So I had to go GPS-less. My time for this race was 26.54. But I did cross the start line at 14 seconds, so that puts my 5K time at 26:40? Yea. I'm cool with either time. But I just ran this race. It was all by feel. I had a slight side stitch about a mile into this but really just ignored it. My legs felt good. I got sweaty.

I had to take my jacket off and had it in my arm covering my watch so I could focus on the run and not my time. I felt like I was slowing a bit on that last mile, and got passed by a few people. But that's ok. I passed quite a few people at the front half of the race by running on the grass instead of the greenbelt. And on those slight inclines I could power through a bit easier then most.

I didn't realize dude was so close behind me at the end. I didn't look behind me at all.

But I finished and I am proud of my time. I had fun.

Sorry to the girl behind me. Ha!
The BF and I went to Casanova's for a post-race Picket Fence beer.

Now, if I can do this time for Beat Coach Pete this upcoming weekend, I should be able to beat him.

How was your weekend? Have you ever participated in a night race or a glow in the dark race?


  1. OMG what a fun race!!! I really want to do this one :D Love the photo where you're glowing and blurry from running with the guy behind you lol Great job!

    1. Thanks. Thats my fave pic too. It was pretty fun seeing everyone all dressed up.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Lovidia Product Review

This includes exchanging money for links, or posts that contain links; exchanging goods or  services for links; or sending someone a “free” product in exchange for them writing about  it and including a link I got to try this new to me product and now I get to tell you about it. :-)

This product, Lovidia is an appetite suppressant. There is also a Facebook Group, one on one coaching for support and an app to help keep you on track with your goals.

Lovidia Puts You in Control - Eat Less Without Feeling Hungry! Lovidia is a patented formula that uses Gut Sensory Modulation™ (GSM) to reduce hunger.  In the simplest terms, Lovidia helps you feel satisfied with fewer calories, making you feel  as though you’ve eaten more than you have. This allows you to reduce the amount of food  you eat without feeling hungry. And when you can cut calories without feeling hungry, it’s easier  to lose weight. The Lovidia Difference! Lovidia is not a drug, and it doesn’t come with a long list of unpleasant  and poss…

Happy Birthday To Me

Happy Birthday to me.

You know how I celebrated the start of my birthday on midnight at work? (I actually am not taking my birthday off. Why can't all birthdays be on a weekend day?)

Burpees, pushups, squats, crunches. One for every year. So, I did 22 of each.

Ok, 24. ;-)

Sunday, for the BFs birthday, we had a shot of Wild Turkey. And our birthday shot (which I found out Vista Bar doesn't do free birthday shots - shame on them! Looks like Neurolux is my preferred birthday celebration location because I know they give free birthday shots) made me want to really enjoy another, but I refrained.

Actually, I think this weekend, I will be taking in a cocktail or 4 at the Modern.

I also made sure to sign up for lots of restaurants deals for birthday goodies this year because I like being a cheapskate. I like it when places give you a week (or all month) to use the goodies and not just on your birthday day. I don't want to go for a free b-day meal alone on my birthday at lunch, wh…

Kiss Me Organics Organic Dandelion Root Tea - With Hibiscus & Cinnamon Review

This post is sponsored by Kiss Me Organics and no other compensation was given.

I love Dandelion. They are not really a weed, but they have so many health benefits. The BF started eating them a few years ago. And he picked the first one this last week for me to eat. He has even gotten some of his guy friends to start picking them and eating them regularly. Serious! I am thankful for this tea because I don't have to eat them out of the yard, unless I want to. They are full of nothing but health. This tea tastes way better then a flower out in the yard!

Organic Dandelion Root Tea - With Hibiscus & Cinnamon - USDA Organic - Supports Healthy Digestion - Aids in Liver & Kidney Detoxification - 2 HEAPING GRAMS PER TEA BAG

1. SUPPORTS HEALTHY DIGESTION, KIDNEY HEALTH & LIVER FUNCTION Detox the liver and kidneys from toxins that can build up over time. Healthy digestion helps the body to absorb more nutrients and improve physical and cognitive functions.

2. RAW & ORGA…