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I just discovered another race that has my name written all over it! It’s the Fiesta 5K on Cinco de Mayo. I can really get behind any holiday that celebrates with Mexican food and margaritas. When one of my running friends asked who wanted to join in on the fun and run the Fiesta 5K, it took me about five seconds cinco segundos to register!

I even have a special race outfit planned! Say what? For most races I pick out my clothes the night before the race, so this is big, ya’ll ustedes!

I seriously considered ordering this fake margarita (affiliate link) to carry during the race, but when I learned that the margarita glass is actual glass and not acrylic, I opted not to purchase it. Can you imagine if I tripped and fell and sent shattered glass flying all over the race course? People would question if perhaps I’d partaken in a real margarita prior to the race!


Unfortunately, margaritas will not be served at the post-race festivities; however, chicken fajitas and margaritas or Mexican martinis will be enjoyed in my home later that afternoon! You can bet on that! ¡Puedes apostar en eso!


With this races officially added to my calendar, here’s where you’ll be able to find me this year…

May 5 – Fiesta 5K  – Ashburn, VA
June 2 – Grand Tetons Half Marathon – Jackson, WY
July 4 – Firecracker 5K – Reston, VA
August 26 – RBC Century – Reston, VA
November 22 – Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5K – Ashburn, VA
December 2 – Run With Santa 5K – Reston, VA


  • Questions:
  • How far in advance do you plan your racing calendar?
  • Are you afraid you’ll jinx yourself if you register too early?
  • Are you running any of the races I have on my schedule? 


Hope to see you at a race!


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