Trashy Trashmore 5k Race Recap Part 1

I wish it was really called the Trashy Trashmore 5k.  How fun.
I’m going to post a more in-depth very heavy post tomorrow. So for now you have to deal with some photos from the race. 

I’ll give somewhat overview of the race too:

Weather (straight from my email)

80 degrees (at 7:30)
Humidity 90%
Other factors: There was a 10MPH wind south west from the NC Dismal Swamp fires, so it was very smoggy and smoky.  Ew and you could smell the fires faintly when you stepped outside.

If you smoke and can run-I honestly don’t know how you do it.  I nearly vom.comed after the race it was so smoggy and terrible.

Anywho-the race was completely flat, despite being at Mount Trashmore.  We arrived there around 6:45, to find out there were only about half as many racers as previous years.  There was inaugural 8k up north so that might have been part of the reason.

on zee way
Matt told me real runners don't come to races in Juicy Valour ready to run. I'm once again a fake runner. (yes I'm wearing cheetah compressions. I love me some animal prints)


I warmed up for 2 miles.  YES 2 whole miles so be proud of me because it’s the most warming up I have ever done for a running race.  True life.  After getting back to the car, I decided I would not be racing in my waffle racer flats because my heels were kinda wigging out.  I put back on my newtons and got to the starting line .5 seconds before it started.  I did in fact, run in a sports bra and spandex.  I almost never run that naked but it was so freaking hot. 

During the race, I was almost immediately in pain (not legit like I’m injured pain-just like this is the worst decision of my life pain).  I did not feel good.  My legs hurt, I felt like crap and just didn’t feel good at all.

Quite frankly I thought about quitting and making up some long ass story about how I twisted my ankle in the stupid gravel that we ran through but decided against it.   I did run the first mile in 5:59, which I was super jazzed for but from there I only felt worse.  After mile 1, I zoned out the pain and just told myself it’s only 15 more minutes of my life, it’s only 5 ect ect.  I then decided to kind of just gut it out and go with the flow.

After I finished I changed back into my racing flats that I decided not to run in because I forgot my Pegasus’s that I normally warmup/cool down in.  Why I need three pairs of shoes for a 5k, I don’t know.  When I race in my Newtons I have hugh jass blisters on my front toes that make walking not okay.


Then I went to find aDuBs Because Anna is freaking champion, she PRed in this cray cray heat and smog dropping about 4 minutes to under a 39:28.  That’s.Whats.Up.

My broski was able to capture us finishing up. 🙂 Well. Our butts.

At the end of the race, I kept telling aDuBs to channel her inner Cav pool patron and run like the police are about to catch her. 

such attractive siblings...I know. I think I literally become a different race.

My final time was 20:32 which like I said, I’m not too happy about.  I know under 21 was my original goal but I think I hoped I would be back under 20.  Either way I was 1st in my age group (even though I don’t think one person believed that I was actually 20) and 5th female overall.  Most people said they were between 30-1 minute off their PR so each to their own.

This is the first 5k I have done since I jogged out that 5k on St.  Patrick’s Day after my heel injury so no need to get my panties in a bunch about the time.  While I’m upset about my time, I’m not going to cry myself a river or decide that my life only consists of working out and this ruins my day.

Why am I forever chuckling creepily to myself.
Was it worth postponing my waffle morning for this pain? Always.

Ask me again in August about doing an above 20 minute 5k, and it will be another story.

Because pictures tell 1000 words that I cannot physically type right now.


Um the daddykins looks like he could run 10 more miles.
So freaking glad its done.
I think the race was sponsered by this guy. He is my new official boyfriend.
peace out blogging besties.


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  1. We know you’ll get your speed back, but you won’t get your heels back if you screw them up. And if you screw them up you’ll never get your speed back. I know you’ve heard it all before, but don’t worry about the time right now. I’d say that’s a pretty good time considering the circumstances! I mean, your heels, the heat, the wind, and the smoke? That’s 4 strikes against you. I’d call your time a success.
    Congrats to Anna! So cool that she PR’d big time. She’ll keep cutting that time for sure and get an awesome time.

  2. First of all, aDuBs rocks! Four minute PR–totally what’s up!
    Hollie, doll, summer races SUCK. They are impossible to run fast or PR–even though I stupidly keep trying!
    You totally rocked the spandex, AND placed first in your age group. And you were smart. Heels you need all season. No sense messing them up for a trashy 5K. 😉
    I need to know where you got the cheetah compression socks. Need.
    Oh, and I think you should rock the sports bra and spandex as long as you can.
    I love you, twinnie!

  3. Aww man I have been in california when fires were going on…and just being outside WALKING around was tough…so I can imagine how tough RUNNING in smokey weather was! Awesome job girl! That pace is amazing to me and congrats on getting first in your age group! Keep kickin’ ass!

  4. You made me literally laugh out loud by saying ‘vom.comed’. Best thing ever.

    Honestly, for saying that you felt all shitty during the race, I think you did awesome. Your first mile was under a 6 minute mile. That’s whats up. I’m jealous you have so much speed. Can I be you?

    Only real snazzy runners wear Juicy to a race. Come on now. You know that. (; I wish I liked compression shorts. Maybe I need to try a size XS because they always ride up when I wear them. I like them a lot, but I don’t need a wedgie when I’m running.

    Good job, buddy! Believe me. You did great.

  5. AWESOME 5k! I knew you would be sub-21! And don’t worry about not being sub-20, your first 5k after not doing speedwork for a while is always kind of “rusty”. Plus, it was hot, and you had a heel injury!! You’ll definitely be sub-20 in no time. I had a friend, and at the beginning of XC season, she had a 21:34 5k, and she ended up in the upper 19’s at the end of the season, so I know you can DEFINITELY break 20:00!

    Congrats to Anna, by the way! A 4 minute PR is AMAZING!

  6. Wow, you really rocked it… I would LOVE to have that time, seriously. You wouldn’t know how many girls would love that time. I can’t believe you ran that fast in the heat like this, either, and plus you should be proud that you have the confidence to rock spandex and sports bra because I would never have that kind of confidence, seriously.

    I love your Juicy hoody and you shouldn’t listen to people. I never look like a real runner either, you look much more like a real runner than I do but I outran people who did look like “real runners”, anyone can wear the gear but not everyone can walk the walk or race the race, in this case ;).


  7. You still rocked it in the heat and wind and smoke… You = 🙂

    good job to ADubs as well!

  8. I love your shorts. Nice job on the 5k especially considering all the factors going in to that race! I have brought multiple pairs of shoes to races before too and decided once I’m warmed up which ones I feel like wearing. Sometimes its tough to make choices before hand. HA.

  9. How can you just be like an awesomely amaaaazing runner AND fantabulous swimmer- not fair!
    Seriously congratulations- you should be very proud indeed.
    I can’t imagine how you did it in those weather conditions- Scotland is cool and breezy like all the time- so you have to come here and do a more comfortable race with me!
    You are so tan!

  10. Don’t even worry about your time Hollie! I think you did great 🙂 & CONGRATS on getting first place in your age group. That in itself should tell you how much you ROCK!!
    Cute pictures..and I told ya before- but I love your shoes! They are so bright & colorful!

  11. Nice work Holz! Thats still a baller time and sick first mile for feeling like crap! I’m proud of you : )

    Hey, shoot me an email with your weekly running schedule… I want to see how you progress the increase in your mileage so I can evaluate mine a little better. If thats coo with you that is!

  12. Congrats!! If only I wasn’t at work right now I would totally get out and do some walk/run stuff because you’ve inspired me haha!

    Love your running outfit…some day I will be your twinnie!

  13. you are SO. TAN. You make me feel bad about having an indoor job, an indoor gym, and a non-Jamaican skin color haha. Congrats on sticking it out despite the nasty weather! And once again Mt Trashmore makes me lol…do you know the story about how there was an April Fool’s Day radio broadcast that it was going to explode, and people took it seriously?? This was like…forever ago…but it cracks me up. Apparently the garbage was supposed to be “decomposing” at such a fast rate that the bio-fumes were trapped, or something else ridiculous, but people believed it.


  14. Holy tan, girl! And, you look totally amazing. Oh, and you’re super fast too. 🙂 Seriously, you are – congrats on the run! I know it wasn’t quite the time you’d hoped for, but you pulled it together & did it – that’s always worth celebrating.

  15. Don’t even sweat the time, you blow me out of the water! And ya gotta love a Juicy hoodie at the races 😉

  16. Congrats on getting first in your age group! I just started reading your blog a couple months ago & am from Va Beach too! Well, now I live in Charlottesville (just graduated UVa), but I visit my mom every couple of weeks. Speaking of which, I’m down here now and I have to say I TOTALLY agree about the Dismal Swamp nasty smelly smog! I almost died! SO hard to breathe and I felt like I was working 10 times as hard as I actually was. No fun 🙁

    Anyway, LOVE your blog and I totes started using the waffle maker I stole from my mom a couple years ago! Waffle love!

  17. I’m sorry you’re not pleased with your time, but you rally did do amazing!!! Woohoo! I wish I could rock the spandex like you!

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