I have a confession to make. OK, it’s not really a confession because everyone knows and I’ve said it before. I am a LAZY runner. I’ve been running for ages and still have never run much more than 4 miles because I tend to take breaks. Usually just because I lose the bug, sometimes, like this last time, because of a ulcerative colitis flare. Even when I take a break because I’m sick I tend to milk it. I haven’t been sick in over a month and I just started running again last week. This time I decided to stop pretending like I have running pride and I am sticking to a beginner 5K plan I found on Runkeeper. For free! Check them out.
Anyways, I found the perfect motivation to stick with it for a couple of weeks at least, and by then I’ll be back in the habit. Sunday, May 3rd at 10am Cigar City Brewing is having a fun run in downtown Tampa along the Tampa Riverwalk. There’s no color being thrown on you, no obstacles and no mud. So what makes this a fun run? Well. Let me tell you.
First of all, it’s only 2 miles making it the perfect run for someone who hasn’t been running so much lately. Short and sweet, sounds perfect! Secondly, since it’s being put on by Cigar City Brewing you know you’ll be getting a Cigar City Beer afterwards. AND the medal that you get doubles as a beer opener. Which (call me an optimist if you must) I feel pretty confident will also open my Angry Orchards. You also get a t-shirt. I really should begin calling myself a professional t-shirt collector between running and donating blood!
OH, lets not forget that this run is just one part of a BIG weekend in Tampa! As part of the RiverFest 2015 there will also be the Bloody Mary Festival and a downtown carnival, both of which I’ll be doing a giveaway for very shortly. There’s PLENTY more going on as part of RiverFest 2015, you really should check it out!
But, back to the run. Want to go? You can check out the run and register here. Or, I’m giving away a pair of tickets to a random winner. To enter just leave me a comment telling me what your first run was, or letting me know if this would be your first! Don’t forget to click HERE: RiverRun giveaway and let me know you are entering! That way I’ll have your email address to let you know if you win. 🙂 The contest runs through Sunday night and I will contact the winner on Monday.