A St. Patrick’s Day 5k

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m taking a break from honeymoon recaps to share a fun St. Patrick’s day recap. Erin go Braugh! I’m very proud to be Irish and was excited to get to celebrate such a fun holiday in a unique way this year.

Josh and I ran a 5k! We signed up for the Blarney Stone 5k with Jeff and Joanna a while back and were looking forward to a festive run. I was bummed when I realized I didn’t have anything green to wear, but the race organizers had lots of green beads for me to wear to help me feel less like a loser for being the only person running not wearing green.

The race was packed! I wasn’t sure what kind of turnout to expect. Running isn’t the typical way people celebrate the holiday. I was pleasantly surprised with how many people turned out for this river run. I love the running community in Omaha. The course was a great one and I really enjoyed this race.

Joanna and I snapped a picture afterwards. I love her pigtails.

I can’t say enough how much I love running into Josh’s arms after a race. He rocked this run and I was so proud of him.

After the race we decided to head over to Blatt for some post-run food. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Omaha. In honor of St. Patricks day I had a hard cider.

And their kale salad that I am obsessed with. It was so delicious.

I had so much fun hanging out with these guys and love that Josh and I have friends that enjoy running. Are you loving Jeff’s hat as much as I am? He ran the entire (windy!) race with his leprechaun hat. That is some serious skill.

Joanna and I will be running another 5k this weekend with some friends. I can’t wait!

Questions of the Day: Have you ran a St. Patrick’s Day race before? Do you have any recommendations for cute green running shirts? Now that the holiday is over I’m hoping to scoop up a cute one on sale to save me from embarrassment next year. ;p

Comments

  1. says

    How fun! I did a St Pat’s run this past weekend too. I think St Pat’s runs are becoming a popular way to celebrate the holiday!

  2. says

    Fun Fun! I wish I could’ve done the Blarney, but I was teaching fitness classes until the later hours of the night. Didn’t think they’d appreciate me cancelling so I could run and drink beer. That kale salad looks AMAZING! I have only been to the Blat to drink beer. I clearly need to test out the kitchen. Glad you had fun!!!
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