It’s official, we’re k’d. 10 k’d. Last weekend, Brian and I participated in a Richmond tradition, the Monument 10k. It only started in 2000, but it’s currently the 4th largest 10k in the country. And a mighty fine party I might add. But as a firm believer that running is one of the most painful things a human can do, I had to do some convincing to get Brian to walk with me instead of running, but he finally agreed. 20 minute miles, here we come!
Once our heat started, and everyone whizzed past us, the two hour extravaganza began. With over 38,000 taking part in the race this year, there was plenty of good people watching to do. The route was lined with tailgaters, house parties, bands, and of course, the monuments that gave Monument Avenue it’s name.
My favorite were the people in the race who dressed up, like Mr. banana -
And this group who walked the entire 6.2 miles in their “car” -
I made Brian take pictures at all the mile markers to prove I actually walked the entire thing -
While he opted to visit the table that was giving away cups of beer instead of water -
We ended the day eating our way through a massive brunch, complete with a bathtub salad bar -
After which I proceeded to take a nap. It’s a rough life, but someone’s gotta do it.