Torchlight 5k!Posted: August 26, 2011
Last night was *perfect* for a 5k run!
Typically, Torchlight happens in July, but was rescheduled to both a later date and time due to extreme heat on the original day. I didn’t initially register, but inherited a number from a certain Emily who couldn’t make the rescheduled date.
I parked my car and walked across the Hennepin Avenue bridge to meet my friends.
As I neared the end of the bridge, I saw where the post-run party (and pre-run gathering) was taking place:
Then strolled across the Boom-Nicollet Island pedestrian bridge (so pretty back there):
Then I found my homies:
We scoped out the post-run food at the finish line:
Racetime was nearing, so we headed toward the starting line.
And with a fun torchlight display of flames (which I did not capture on camera), we’re off!
What I have learned: I would not be a fine sports photographer.
But we did it! Run, done!
And for our efforts, we got two of these free:
I’m sorry, but yuck. I took two sips of one of my freebies and called it done. I must be a beer snob….I just can’t drink this.
We all must be beer snobs, because it was unanimous: Must go find better beer elsewhere.
Cheers to that!
So we walked down St. Anthony Main and parked ourselves on Pracna’s front patio.
Now, this is better beer….so we did a thumbs-up cheers:
And we were happy. So we stayed for a second round….and Zeb got chicken wings.
But then, the night became a bounty….giveaways. Pracna’s patio is inches from where the finish line was, so as the Lifetime crew started cleaning up, they were cleaning out.
Achieved: potato chips, yogurt, bananas.
2011 Torchlight 5k was a total success, so much fun!
As an aside – some more beeyooteeful Thursday farmer’s market flowers from sweet DT to brighten our room:
Happy weekend! 🙂