Coolest 5K Ever

Coolest 5K Ever

5 Wonderful K’s Through Ikea

In February, my friend and I had made a pact to participate in a 5K each month so of course we signed up for the Practice Awesome 5K. How fun that we could choose where and when we wanted to run! Tina and I were bouncing ideas off each other – Portland, a bar crawl, Discovery Park… The options were endless, so we decided to take a break and chat about her upcoming move to a bigger home. That’s when it hit me and I knew where we would be running. Tina and I would stroll 3.1 miles through the Scandanavian magestic wonderland that is known as IKEA. We would use this time to not only get some exercise, but shop for her new house. It was going to be the most productive 5K ever!

At 10am we began our 3.1 mile journey through IKEA.

We followed our course arrows for what we mapped out to be 2 miles…


Then we rested on one of the conveniently placed couches. Only 1.5 miles to go!


After 3.1 miles we felt like we had earned a frozen treat.


Frozen yogurt is a pretty awesome finisher’s prize!


Here is the map of our course. We did it! 3.1 miles through IKEA. Best 5K ever!


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