Me with THE Ken E. Nwadike, Jr.
The Master Mind behind these fun races!
I am not sure what the infatuation is right now with the 80s and I have to admit, I never wanted to go back to the 80s for any reason.  The big hair, the thick makeup and shoulder pads? Nope, no need but. . .OH THE MUSIC. . .Michael, Madonna and Van Halen. . .it just puts a HUGE smile on my face!

Now I was a secret "rock n roll" lover and was very open about LOVING Michael Jackson.  I loved Pat Benatar, Billy Idol and LOVED Van Halen (with David Lee Roth of course)!  Ghostbusters were cool and PacMan was the hottest game ever invented at the time. LOL!

Well, this past weekend I got to go back in time for a bit and ran the Awesome 80s Run here in San Diego rolling around Fiesta Island.  90% of the runners dressed up in their favorite 80s garb from PacMan to Run-D.M.C and even the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the Ghostbusters movie.  I have not had this much fun at a running event since my first Rock N Roll marathon! The pressure of running super fast or just finishing wasn't on my mind or even a part of my day.  I just wanted to have fun, meet up with my friends and live in the 80s for just a couple of hours on a beautiful Saturday morning!

The course was nice and flat.  There was a 5K and 10K race.  The 5K run was once around the island and the 10K looped around twice with a little added twist at the end.  Everyone was really nice and obviously they were there to have fun dressing up and run/walk.  You had an opportunity to pick up your number either on Thursday, Friday and even Saturday (race day).  Any questions or concerns that you had were taken care of immediately and "The One Fit Jam Crew" was amazing with their energy and warm-up moves!  I have to say if you missed this race, you can NOT miss the next one!

Do not fret there are plenty of oppotunities coming to your town.  Check out the following events.  Get out there, have fun and RELIVE the 80s!

Coming Soon....
Chicago, IL
New York, NY
San Antonio, TX
Philadelphia, PA

Some of the TOP TEN 80s Music played this weekend!
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson**
Livin' On a Prayer by Bon Jovi
Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran
When Doves Cry by Prince**
I Can't Go For That by Hall & Oats**
Like a Virgin by Madonna**
Jump by Van Halen**
Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams
Walk This Way by Run-D.M.C.
Sweet Child O'Mine by Guns N Roses

Posted on October 29, 2012 and filed under "10K run", "5K", "80s music", "80s", "awesome 80s run", "fun", "runners".