About 3 years ago, we decided to run the Keep Austin Weird 5K. 5K... how bad can it be, right? WRONG. 105 degrees in August and the race starts at 4pm. "Race" is a liberal term. It's more like a crawl. And you should get an award just for making it to the end. And do you know what got us to sign up for it then? The stops. Amy's Icecream at the first stop. Bacon at the next. Beer at another. I think there was brisket along the way. But it was so friggin hot. And there were so many people. When we got to the stops, they were either out of the bizarre item or we were just too hot and wanted water. It took us about 1.5 hours to finish since Stoli wanted to stop at every kiddie pool and take a break. For about 10 minutes.
This year, it was the Austin Icecream festival. I don't know why it sounded so good. There was a $5 cover, we went inside the park, it was so hot and dusty.