Last weekend was the Hot Chocolate 5k and 15k. I signed up for the 5k because well I am just trying to get myself back into this running thing. The Hot Chocolate run, is a run where they provide you with Chocolate goodness, after you run!!! I am actually not a huge chocoalte person, but I thought this sounded like a fun race. Of course, since it has been so weird here in Texas with the weather I wasn't sure how appealing hot chocoalte would be after a run. Well, much to my surprise it was 31 degrees in Dallas, but the winshield made it feel like it was 19 degrees on that saturday. I actually debated about not running, but my dad who drove me fron San Antonio to Dallas, said "I didn't drive you all the over here for you to chicken out." So, I layered on some running clothes and off we went. Once we got there and I started my run, my body started to warm up and I was absolutley motivated to finish the 5k as fast as I could so that I could have my nice hot Ghirardelli chocolate!!! Believe me when I say, I don't know how they made the hot chocolate but it was the best I have ever had!!!
Here are some pictures of the event!
This was the start of the race, it was so cold but obviously people were determined to complete their run and get their chocolate rewards at the end. Since we aren't used to being so cold her in Texas, the medical doctor that was helping with the race recommended that if you had signed up for the 15k and had a pace of 12 min/mile or slower that you may want to run the 5k because of risk of long term exposure to the cold!!!!!!! To some it sounds silly, but to those of use who are not used to cold temperatures it's not sillly at all.
Oh Sweet!!! It was so cold
they decided to hold the
after party in the exhibit hall. This is what we got to dip
the Chocolate Fondue in!!! It was such a treat!!!!
The fondue was so good, and the stuff they gave us to dip just made it even better and worth the cold. Of course they did give us some yummy hot chocoalte to drink as well!!!