I never wrote about running the Mini-Maker at Copper City Brewing in Rome. This was a 15K organized by the Roman Runners as an opportunity to run our Virtual Boilermaker. I have started this post several times but cannot seem to do the event justice. Under the heading A Bad Blog Post Is Better Than No Post At All, I will share the pictures I took that day and hope that will give an idea of what a wonderful event it was.
The event took place Sunday, Sept. 13. I was among the first to arrive. I had said I would volunteer, since I had already run my official 15K, but when the day came, I definitely wanted to run. I thought I should accept the invitation to start early, since I could not guarantee how fast I would go. Kevin helped me out by getting me my own personal bicyclist to make sure I did not get lost.
When I started running, I soon realized I was running faster than I had on any of my training runs. What the hell, me? I did peter out the last few miles as my back started to hurt and my breathing got a little ragged. But I thoroughly enjoyed the run. It went through some scenic areas along the canal and through Griffiss Air Force Base (I guess it’s not an air force base any more; it’s been a while since I lived in Rome).
Before the race I enjoyed a cup of cold brew courtesy Broasters Coffee Company. It is single origin and yummy. They currently operate a wholesale business not open to the public. However, they do events and farmers’ markets. I wonder if it was extra caffeine boost that helped me run so fast. I’ll have to get some more of that coffee!
After the race, everybody had a great time, drinking beer, Bloody Marys and more. I drank some Fallin’ For Pumpkin Ale, which I enjoyed very much. I also enjoyed a free hot dog.
I had been to Copper City Brewing before. I hope to go again soon. Roman Runners are holding a 5K this Saturday. Do you think I should go?