If you’re not from the Dallas area then you probably have no idea that the forecast called for rain on Saturday and Sunday this past weekend. Well, at least in the beginning of the week! The weather gods must have smiled upon Dallas CASA as they put on their first ever Superhero 5K because the rain did not make an appearance!
If you read our pre-race post then you know that neither one of us really had a goal for this race, weeelll, we aren’t fully capable of just making a race an easy/laid back/casual race. There is very much a competitive edge that lives on in each of us. Plus as the temperatures are staring to go up and bring us the hot weather goals for a race can change in our minds in an instance.
The race start was counted down and we were off! We got going running side by side with each other and the course started out with a couple of hills right around Lindsley Park (where the 5K was held). We powered through them though and from there the course took us onto the Santa Fe Trail which neither one of us had ever run on before. About the last half mile we got off the Santa Fe Trail and pushed on towards the finish line. It was probably about here were as a result of how hard we were running Teal first felt the need to throw up. As we got to about the 3 mile mark Beth was starting to need to throw up. Ha! Both of us successfully made it across that finish line without any throwing up. Although Beth can’t say that for after crossing the finish line. 🙂 But that’s a sign of knowing you gave it your all in a 5K right???
Teal had paid more attention to how many females may or may not have been in front of us finishing the 5K. We thought that at the very least Teal might have placed in our age group, so Beth & Brent stuck around in the end to find out since Teal had to get to work. Before they announced any results they gave a big shout out to a little girl named Teal for being a Superhero that day by bringing all of her allowance to the race to donate to CASA. How sweet is that? And kind of fun that her name is Teal! Unfortunately, the awards part of the race only mentioned who won the race and from there who won in each age division. In our age group it was a man so he was the only person announced. So Beth left there still not knowing exactly how we did. It wasn’t until results were put up online that we found out we finished 1st and 2nd in our age group and 18th and 19th overall!
If only they had done an award for the male and female in each age group Teal would have gotten an award!! This race brings a new PR for Beth! We are both so proud of how we did especially considering Beth’s previous PR and Teal’s PR was from an all out flat course. We definitely gave it our all and owned those hills instead of letting them own us! You should definitely consider signing up for this race next year! Just a fun atmosphere with everyone dressed up in their Superhero costumes! They had everything from Quail Man (who remembers him??) to generic superheroes to Wonder Woman. Lots of great costumes out there!