Mis Planes Para el Cinco de Mayo

April 19, 2012

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Andy and Me, Cinco de Mayo 2007

Cinco de Mayo is often called “Cinco de Drinko” among college students and post-college aged people like myself. Since drinking doesn’t really fit in with my weightloss and fitness goals (despite knowing this I still mess up), I’m always looking for alternative sober activities.

This year I plan on running the Cinco de Mayo 5k to benefit Centro Latino Americano. The plan here is two-fold: first, I really want to work on getting my mile time down and this gives me a couple weeks to train before having a timed event. And, two, it’ll keep me from drinking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Plus, I’ll still have an occasion to wear my “Cerveza Por Favor” t-shirt–which I only wear once a year on this day.

If you live in the Eugene, Oregon area and are interested in running the race with me, registration is $20 and the entry form can be found here.

Edited to add: I’ll post a before and after of me in that shirt come race day. Wow how things have changed!

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3 Responses to “Mis Planes Para el Cinco de Mayo”


  1. […] lazy because of it. Plan to work extra hard in the gym tonight to make it up. Only two weeks until my next 5k, so I predict there will be plenty of running this week too. Happy […]


  2. […] am running my second 5k tomorrow morning for Cinco de Mayo, so I could probably justify eating some rice tonight, but I’m not going to. Running 3.2 […]


  3. […] first revolves around an artisan chocolate bar that I was given at last weekend’s race. Instead of consuming it in one go, as I wanted to TERRIBLY after the race, I put it in my freezer. […]


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