Tuesday night I had the pleasure of running with this rowdy bunch, united by our mutual love of two things: sweating and milkshakes. 🙂
When our friend Lauren of Breathe Deeply & Smile shared the news that Shack Track & Field was making its way to Baltimore, we couldn’t wait to lace up our sneakers and check it out – a fun run with Charm City Run that ends with a FREE beverage (shake, beer or wine) of your choice? Sold.
Shack Track & Field meets at Charm City Run in McHenry Row the second Tuesday of every month at 7PM. I made it out to last month’s run and this time I went with my boyfriend Ryan. We totally cheated and caught the water taxi across the harbor to meet the crew just in time to jump in the group photo! We also opted for the 3 mile route vs. the 5 mile option – I had taken a killer barre class that morning and Ryan went for a run at lunch (plus let’s be honest, we kind of just wanted free Shake Shack). 🙂
Soooo, Ryan & I don’t run together often. He’s fast (like, super fast) and I’m pretty competitive, which usually results in me pushing faster than my normal pace, getting frustrated and eventually yelling at him to go on without me. This time, however, motivated by my sweet tooth, we managed to complete the 3 mile at an 8 minute/mile pace, both of us sprinting to the finish, our relationship unscathed.
I know what you’re waiting for…WHERE is the food porn that will cause me to turn into a drooling fool at my desk, counting the minutes until 5PM when I can run, not walk, to the nearest Shake Shack? This is where I failed you. I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t feel so great when we first arrived at the Shack, most likely due to my lack of hydration (which is REALLY important, as I’ve learned time & time again, yet it continues to be an issue for me) and after chugging several cups of water and splashing my face, I immediately inhaled every bite of my ‘Shroom (portobello mushroom) burger & fries. I promise you it was really damn good though, and totally worth the 5 mile round-trip run!
Has anyone tried Shake Track & Field here in Baltimore, or another city? We LOVE that the run is held the same day & time in every market, creating an awesome running community experience.
The next run is Tuesday, Sept 8th at 7PM – would love to see some of you ladies out there!