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Race #?–Newport Night Run

by Alaina on February 23, 2014 · 5 comments

Unfortunately this race did not turn out as I had hoped. I am actually reluctant to even call it race #3 seeing as how my parents and I ended up not running. As I was driving down to Newport the skies were lighting up and the rain was pouring down. This was around 5:30 and the race was scheduled to start at 7. When I arrived to the hotel, we found out that the race was delayed until 7:30. The rain was not as heavy at the time, but the wind was pretty brutal. We ended up making an executive decision and not run the race.

BUT we did end up running a 5K on the treadmills in the hotel gym. My ultimate goal for these 30 races is to motivate myself to get in better shape. So even if I wasn’t running the race, I wanted to run something. We ended up working ourselves into quite a sweat since the gym was super hot.

Race #3

After a quick shower, and at the suggestion of the concierge, my parents and I headed to Speakeasy Bar & Grille for dinner. I ordered a Pour Judgment IPA, which was delicious with just a hint of peach flavor, for my beverage. For dinner I started with house salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and my entrée was a medium rare filet mignon with stilton cheese butter and port wine sauce with sides of skin-in mashed potatoes and asparagus with broccoli. The entire meal was absolutely delicious. My steak was cooked perfectly and the service was excellent. A great evening, despite it not going exactly as planned. Smile

When I got home I started doing some research in to other races and I happened upon an e-mail for these Craft Brew Races. They take place over the course of 4 months and happen in each New England state. Along with the 5K, you can opt to buy tickets to the local brew festival. Running and beer? What could be better? With these races I will have 4 back to backs, but I think I can handle it. It’s called a challenge for a reason!

Craft beer race

With the inclusion of these 6 races, and NOT including the Newport Night Run, I will have 30 races lined up for 2014! They’re not all signed up for yet, but they don’t interfere with each other. The research is done, now I just need to sign up!

The next race (which will be ran!) is the Irish 5K this Saturday in Pawtucket. It’s the start of the Tour de Patrick. Smile

Have you ever had to bail on a race?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. February 24, 2014 at 10:16 am

The only race I’ve ever bailed on was the Old Fashioned 5K in Foxboro that last weekend we had a bad storm (16th). The roads were too bad to risk driving 45 min each way and then RUN on that same surface, so I decided to stay home. I had debated the Night Run but glad I didn’t bother considering the nasty weather.

Are you doing the whole Tour de Patrick? I’m registered for the second race – the St Pat’s 5K in Providence on the 8th.


2 Alaina February 24, 2014 at 10:27 am

I am doing the Tour de Patrick! Maybe I’ll see you at the St. Pats! That’s one of my favorite races; I’ve ran it every year since it started in 2009. :-)


3 Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. February 24, 2014 at 10:57 am

Awesome! I have a soft spot for the St Pat’s race. It was my FIRST EVER road race last year (I haven’t been running very long).


4 Sara @ Running Around The Charles February 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm

That’s such a bummer! I haven’t had to back out of one yet, but I am sure there will be one in the future. That brew craft festival looks like a lot of fun! :)


5 Alaina February 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm

I am wicked excited about participating in those!

I’ve had to back out of a couple of races due to scheduling, and one half marathon because I threw my back out the day before. :-(


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