I ran the Santa Monica Classic 5K race
along with my team of lovely young ladies from Girls on the Run.
The weather was perfect, the scenery was pretty
and the start of the race was one insane, gigantic, overcrowded mess.
Our group didn't make it to the starting line until
two minutes after the race began.
(Which is the excuse I'm going with regarding why my time wasn't so hot...
we'll ignore the fact that I've been slacking off with my running lately).
All of the girls ran with their parents as "running buddies" and
we cheered them on throughout the race and at the finish line.
And then I made a beeline to The Coffee Bean,
because I woke up at 5 AM for this race and that was too darn early.