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Always a Wickedly Fun Time – Wicked 10K 2014

on November 12, 2014

This is without a doubt one of my favorite races every year, the Wicked 10k in Virginia Beach.  Its like running with a bunch of crazies and I just love it!  And let me tell you some of these peeps do NOT mess around when it comes to costumes.  The winners this year were fantastic, especially the group winners.   Check these guys out!

Jonny Depp through the years.

Jonny Depp through the years.

 

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost 6,000 people finished this year.

My Costume

I decided to go as a cheetah this year.  So fun.  I found a cute pair of leggings and an headband, bow tie, tail combo along with cheetah face stickers at Five and Below.  I think the whole thing cost me a whopping $10.  I found some temporary cheetah eye tattoos at another store (I had no idea there even was such a thing as eye tattoos?!) and BAM!  Instant costume.  Rahh!!

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The Race:

So how was my race…it was just wicked 😉   I did not PR, however I was only off last years time by seconds.  Pretty sweet considering I just stared distance running again back in August.  I could not be more pleased considering how far my training has come since summer.  This is also one of the very first races that I completed using the Galloway run/walk method for the entire race.  So in essence I was even running faster than last year at an easier effort.

I also finally made it to my local Moms Run This Town (MRTT) pre race picture!  Wahoo!  Somehow I always miss those, lol.

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Post Race Fun!

This year the post race party was back on the beach.  The weather was perfect the food was great thanks to Baker’s Crust.  I even had a beer, ok half a beer, which I never do.  I had a great time hanging out with Cara from Running in Sanity and her hubby.  We even won these sweet purple chairs in a cup stacking contest!  Who knew Cara and I had mad cup stacking skills?  If you ever get the chance to do Wicked you really should.

Cara from Running In Sanity and I

Cara from Running In Sanity and I

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Next up is Harbor Lights Half Marathon.  What’s next on your race schedule?


6 Responses to “Always a Wickedly Fun Time – Wicked 10K 2014”

  1. Walisa says:

    I usually run the Hot Chocolate in Columbus, OH. This year, I have decided to do it in MI. This is my next and last scheduled race gir 2014. Freezing cold and I don’t get along well enough for me to schedule many Winter races. I had plans to do a Wicked this year, but #fail. Look forward to next year though. Love, love your costume too! We shop at 5 Below too
    Great store, here in Ohio, for little stocking stuffers.

    • Dee says:

      I wish they would have a Hot Chocolate run here! I would totally do it. I hope someday you can do Wicked, it’s really fun!

  2. Farrah says:

    That looks like a lot of fun! I’d love to drag my friends into one of these in costume someday! 😛

    I don’t really usually run, but there are so many 5k’s here that I feel like I should find one to do, just so I can concurrently explore a state park while I’m at it! :O

  3. Pam says:

    Nice job with an inexpensive yet cute costume! Congrats on a great race! Next race on my schedule is an 8k in Richmond this weekend and then a few hours spectating and cheering for Christine as she runs the marathon! Can’t wait.

Would love to hear from you!