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.
Volunteers Kelly and Kevin at the registration table.
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.
My bicycle guy Scott was awesome. I’m sure he was a big reason I went as fast as I did.
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).
Carrie and Steve Klepadlo of Broasters.
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!
Christina at the bar.
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 liked the scene behind the bar, too.
Our most gracious host.
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?