Yet another reason why Portland, OR is awesome. The 5 Dollar 5K Series supports local parks, features a kids run, and brings in local vendors for low budget, but timed, races. They sell out, fast. There were 279 finishers, so I’m guessing the event was capped to 300. The other thing I love about this event is their photography company only charges $3 for a digital download of a photo. Proceeds going to help the park too of course. I will definitely pay that for a good photo and a good cause.
A few of the Team LUNA Chix Portland Run gals showed up to do the Gabriel Park race together and promote our team. All women are invited to our weekly group runs and we gotta get the word out!
The four of us decided to stick together and go easy. Which was perfect, because I was still feeling my birthday celebration wine. Blech. So, for 32 minutes we ran and chatted and had a great time. It was fun to get to know these ladies better!
ALSO – this was my first time wearing short tights for a run. Go big or go home, right? Turns out a few ladies had made it a point to either catch up too or stick with the LUNA Chix and the girl in the flower shorts. After the finish I overheard one gal saying to the other (in a positive tone), “Did you see those shorts?” > “Yeah, she finished right around us.”
I loved that we all ran together, had fun, kept each other from walking (we were all tired), and we met a lot of great running women out at the event. I hope we get to do more events as a team like this! Not every race is going to be a PR attempt for me. Sometimes it’s nice to be out there on a course with friends and share the experience.
The very next day, the whole team met at Duniway Park Track for a timed mile. Oy. I took it easy but was emboldened by my shorts on Sunday and wore another pair of short tights on Monday. Let the thighs fly!
What is TEAM LUNA CHIX?
Just in case you don’t know, we’re a bunch of women who run at all different levels meeting weekly in the Portland area to support each other and raise money for the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund. Read more here and consider donating a few bucks. If you DO donate, comment below and….