Get Your Stache On


Last Sunday I ran a 5K—the inaugural Stache Dash Run sponsored by Pacers and Samuel Beckett’s Irish Pub. Three great things about this race—1) It was in Shirlington (practically in my back yard); 2) I wore a mustache (maybe more annoying than great); 3) I met up with friends, both old and new, for brunchStache Dash 2014 2 afterwards (and we all know that you can eat anything after running, yes even if only 3.2 miles).

The morning began with bib, t-shirt and mustache pick-up at the pub. One thing is for sure women were not meant for mustaches! It felt weird, granted that is not the way I’m sure a real mustache feels on a man because, well, he grew it, but even so it did not do anything for me as far as looks are concerned. The day was the first true cold morning I have felt in a while—it was the kind of wind that makes you want to curl up under a warm blanket, but alas here we all were freezing together for a run on the first day of daylight savings. Thank goodness for that extra hour of sleep at least!

Mario and Dr. Phil...err Sallyann and Liz.

Mario and Dr. Phil…err Sallyann and Liz.

The run itself was a good course starting in Shirlington and then up through a neighborhood and then back around again to the finish line. There were a few families standing outside their homes watching us run by—no cheering was really happening—but hey at least they came out to watch. We went by the new Wakefield High School (where I go swimming and now I know a new street to take to get there). If anyone tells you that Arlington is not a hilly town, well they are wrong, because there was a pretty decent sized hill that we climbed.

Stache Dash 2014 (me and Gina)

Post-race with my buddy G.

Overall, my time was not as fast as my personal best from the August Lost Dog 5K series, but I was still happy.

Stats: 25:20 (overall time); 11 out of 208 (age group); 125 out of 726 (overall.

And in case you didn’t get your stache on, see you at next year’s race—November 1, 2015!

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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