Sun, Sweat & Frog Bling!

Date: 08/09/15

Half Marathon #97

Race Name: Arroyo Creek Half Marathon

Location: Simi Valley, CA

The Arroyo Creek Half is a low key event that includes a 5K, 10K and half marathon. This is an out and back course, mostly on bike paths away from traffic with slight rolling hills...well not really hills, but it isn't flat. I ran this race last year and came back for another 13.1 miles.

The race provides all runners with a race bib, participant shirt, tote, reusable water bottle, finisher's medal and this year runners were treated post race pancakes! 

The half marathon starts at 7:00am, the shorter distances start at 7:30am. Being summer, be prepared for a sunny warm run. Don't forget the sunscreen!

...and we're off!!!! Nathalie @nathaliepointu (right side of the pic) started the race next to me! 

Being 1 week away from SeaWheeze I wore a 2014 SeaWheeze hat, shirt and pair of shorts! 

Parts of the course included shade that was appreciated by everyone!

...other parts offered no shade...

I think I see a frog in the creek.... :-|

Look at that 2014 SeaWheeze hat! :-)

Half #97 in the books!

Nathalie joined me for a bling selfie! :-)

Although this is not a BIG event, it offers a custom medal which is always a good deal! I like the frog design :-)

Next stop is Vancouver, Canada....see you all at SeaWheeze!!!

Gear used for this race:

Running Shoes: HOKA ONE ONE Clifton

Shirt: lululemon Focus V

Shorts: lululemon Surge 7”

Compression socks: 2XU

Gels: VFuel

Sport Camera: GoPro HERO4 Black

Selfie Stick: GoScope Clutch