There have been 3 times in my Tampa life where I truly loved living in Ybor City. Tonight was one of them. The other two nights were the nights we stumbled home from Guavaween and St. Patricks Day Parade. I love living in Ybor on normal nights, these are the three nights I will brag about. Usually when one learns we live in Ybor, we get questionable looks regarding safety or people think we are bar hoppers - neither of the two reflect our lives. I feel safer in Ybor than other areas we have house shopped in Tampa.
When I heard about Richards Run For Life 5K, we signed up right away. This race started across the street from our condo and we could walk there easily without worrying about parking. After a few odd looks from picking up our passes dressed in work clothing, Gabe grabbed a power nap, we got geared up and headed towards the start line. I will be honest, there were way more people than I expected. As a girl who started running with runDisney and my only other races being in Volusia County, when I saw 2,000 people in my Ybor City, I was shocked.
preview of Richards Run For Life 5K, I complained about the course. It's so similar to what we run 3 times a week and I thought I preferred our course. I take it back. We had a beautiful view of Downtown Tampa vs. the view of Channelside we usually take. We will be changing our course from here forward. We learned quickly that this route can add an additional mile to our normal course with a beautiful view of Tampa Skyline.
Tower of Terror 10 miler).
Columbia's 1905 Salad. I asked for a second helping as it was the only item I wanted....I was encouraged to try the other dishes, black beans & rice and chicken & rice. Thank goodness I live down the street from the Columbia as I really enjoyed this post race meal and now know where I want to eat after a long run.
Perfect ending to a perfect race. I didn't expect this and couldn't be happier we decided to do this race. Honestly, it was the best race I have run to date...P.S., I want more 1905 salad.