Bling, Bootyshaking & Firefly 5K Recap.

Monday Runday – 7.25 miles in 58 minutes, humid with a nice cool breeze 
I am definitely ready to hit it at work this week after a fun weekend! This past weekend was full of dancing, running with tutus on, and glowsticks. Sounds crazy right? Of course it is, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Saturday morning I was up early for a run with some of my buddies. Since I didn’t have to coach my running group this weekend (the half marathon spring training has wrapped up for the most part – next week we will be moving into some track work) I ran with my friend Shirley who is running the Eugene Marathon in a few short weeks! She had a 20 miler on deck but since I didn’t really need that kind of mileage my friend Ann and I decided we would do 10 miles with the group. It was humid out but glad to get it done.
After the run I took Ann and Sarah to my Danceaton class at 24 Hour Fitness! Gaby was teaching and had a lot of new songs and choreography. I think the girls had a great time and hopefully will join me again soon! I need to get back to the Carrollton gym with the disco and party lights…it’s always fun rocking out on the stage. It’s more like a party than a workout, that’s why I love it so much. We even like to capture videos of class for youtube…can you find me?
Fast forward to Saturday night…the Firefly 5K Run! Since we got some miles (and some booty shaking) in earlier I decided this wasn’t going to be a ‘race’ race, just a ‘for fun’ race. And it worked out perfectly since it was sooo many runners – over 6,000! Way more runners than I remember seeing last year. And of course we took tons of photos, with our tutus and blingy glowsticks on.
I honestly had no real expectations for this race and was surprised I had much more in the tank than I thought I was going to have. Overall I was pleased with my 5K time of 24:44, 7:52 avg pace.
After the race I stuck around a bit for the Luke’s Locker tailgate party! My friends brought their music and lawn chairs and we just hung out in front of the store. We had a few people get crazy with the Twister game too!
Sunday I went to church and brunch with my mama at Mattito’s Tex Mex in Frisco! They have an amazing all you can eat brunch with an omelet station, taco bar, waffles and bottomless mimosas! I was in heaven. I got my fill of fresh fruits and chocolate strawberries from the chocolate fountain.
I look forward to running the Firefly 5K again next year! It was a great ‘fun run’ with awesome entertainment and just a crazy good time! I definitely recommend it to anyone!
I also wanted to give a SHOUT OUT to my friend Heidi for rocking the Ironman 70.3 Texas in Galveston this past weekend! She is a rockstar in every sense of the word! Congrats mama! 
Have you ever run a night time race before? What is your favorite fruit to dip in chocolate? 

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

10 thoughts on “Bling, Bootyshaking & Firefly 5K Recap.

  1. Oh my gosh. That fruit looks amazinggggg! I like dipping pineapple 😉 Was running in a tutu painful? I saw lots of people doing it at the 10k this weekend and I wondered if they chaffed hahah

    Even if it did it looks adorable and is definitely worth it!

  2. The Firefly 5K looks like such a blast! How fun! That race needs to come to the mitten State pronto 🙂
    Great time! Sounds like you had a sweaty, fun-filled weekend – the best kind!

  3. Great job on your run! And you can’t go wrong with bottomless mimosas and a chocolate fountain! That’s my kinda brunch 😉

  4. I LOVE dipping fruit in chocolate! I made a healthified chocolate fondue at college once and dipped so much fruit in it. I adore oranges in chocolate! It’s such a great flavor contrast with the citrus, mmm, especially if it’s dark chocolate.

    You seem to do the most FUN fitness activities! Running groups (I need to find one, I bet I’d run more if I had one, because my issue with running is boredom), disco-style fitness classes, and glowstick races. I’m so jealous! And you totally rocked that 5K, omg. Amazing job!

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