BAM. I’m registered for the Monument Avenue 10k. Officially the first race I’m registered for this year. And the best part? My Phillies 5k time just barely squeezed me into a SEEDED WAVE. I never in a million bajillion years thought I’d be able to be seeded. I even had like 15 seconds to spare before I would have had to register for a non-seeded wave.
That means I won’t have to weave through the THOUSANDS of people who run/do/walk this race. Last year I literally had to run around people who were literally stopped in the middle of the street while literally talking on a cell phone while literally dressed as every character from Angry Birds. Literally. This year I should be DONE with the race before those peeps even start.
The Monument 10k was one of the very first races I ever ran, way back in 2008. I’ve done it every year since and have progressively gotten faster. My race photos, however, have progressively gotten worse:
This race is a Richmond tradition and I’m excited to be part of it again. I plan to dress a little more normally and hopefully not look so miserable the entire time (weaving around people dressed as birds will do that to a girl). March 31, here I come..sub 55 or bust!