For the love of running, girlfriends, competition, pink and matching outfits, Santa Barbara’s Oiselle Byrds lined up at the third annual She.Is.Beautiful 5k and 10K. I love this race. It’s a big pepto party in all the best ways even if you do puke like the winner of the 5K which of course makes her a HERO! Superstars even come like Stephanie Bruce: elite marathoner former UCSB Gaucho and new mom of a 3 month old son! Did she jog? Oh yeah she did. She jogged a 16:58 5K. Just proving you wrong in case you thought pink meant slow.
I am so proud to be a member of our SB Oiselle team. I was even more thrilled to be able to run today. No, it wasn’t pain free as I will continue to deal with my back so I’m not “back,” but with use of my bike and Elliptigo my fitness carried me to a 39:45 third place. It’s my happiest personal worst EVA! HEY! I got $100!
Not exactly a Pink Slip!
My knee continues to be pain free post my cryotherapy block (now two and a half weeks!).
SB Oiselle Byrds did fantastic work. We took almost every age group win from the twenties on up to the em, twenties. High high twenties. Cindy placed third in the open 5K right behind the celebs! Monica and Deanna were fresh off of Ultra wins, Kate snagged the bouquet, Mari and Teri did close to their bests, Desa sported a bow tie like a Wolf of Wallstreet, and Chrystee can’t help but do just about all of the above minus the bow tie.