Two-fer Thursday!

11 Jul

No, not cocktails, but reviews and recaps!!

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The Rent t-shirt

Tonight was the Hartford Marathon Foundation 2nd Annual Rentschler Airfield 5K. This event benefits the East Hartford Police Officer Brian A. Aselton Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. which provides scholarships to children of police officers and local criminal justice students. Fast and flat – and this really was as advertised!

But first…the race kicked off at Cabela’s – a super-mega “outdoorsman” type of store. The kind of place where you think you’ll see a bunch of guns and cammo and manly man stuff. And you do!! There’s a big mountain in the middle of the store and the inside of the mountain is an aquarium! Two floors of hunting and camping goodness – I seriously could spend loads of time in there looking at all the cool stuff I might not every use!!

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What I would be looking for would be a cute little camouflage t-shirt (I didn’t see one on this short trip!) and what I would spend lots of time drooling over would be the assorted snacks and goodies – particularly the fudge. The millions of flavors of fudge (I am, after all, my mother’s daughter!)

I will be going back. You should drop in – it’s not just for campers and hunters and sweets-lovers!!

Then I headed out to the parking lot to get ready for the 5K. Advertised as Flat and Fast. Yeah…I’ve heard that one before. But this time it was true!! It’s run on some old airfields..runways and towers and all!

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There was quite a nice breeze and the humidity was not nearly as oppressive as it’s been lately. I went out with the intention of doing some Jeff Galloway intervals and I managed to stick with it for most of the way. And took a minute or so off of my time from last weekend! Yay me!!

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The finish line came complete with burgers, donuts and beer. The faster people also got ice cream! The burgers were provided by Cabela’s. Beer provided by Olde Burnside Brewing Co. makers of the tasty Ten Penny Ale. And the donuts. Oh. My. The Donuts. Simple, apple cider cinnamon sugar donuts. Warm. So light and at the same time really crispy and sugary on the outside…for a moment there, I forgot that my true love Dunkin’ Donuts even existed. I’m sorry. Where did these come from you ask? Well, Faddy’s Donuts & Ice Cream now have a very special place in my heart. Definitely well worth skipping the bun on my burger!!

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Did I mention they were WARM!!

So, 5K aside, and I do enjoy these after work events, I’ll be doing this one again next year! 

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