The first thing you need to know about The Great Bull Race is that I didn’t do it alone. My friend Mark and my cousins Jennifer, Nick, and Travis did it with me.
Thank God, because my hands were shaking like a leaf before and after the run.
Imagine a couple hundred people lining a track about 1/4 mile long in 100+ degree heat and that approximates what the experience was like.
We all waited anxiously for the bulls to run. And run they did. They came barreling down the track in 3 waves of about 8 bulls.
We let the first wave of bulls and people run right by us. We ran with the second wave of bulls, captured on video by Mark:
In al honesty, I have to admit I freaked out a little when I got a bit too close to a big black bull. My, they are big with HUGE horns! I spent the next 10 seconds glued to th fence.
My cousin Jennifer ran with me. And she stayed with me the whole time. Even when I freaked out and she wanted to run. Never left my side. I love that girl ❤
The whole experience lasted maybe 30 seconds. But what a wild, heart-pounding 30 seconds it was.
Would I do it again? Absolutely. It was a magnificent experience unlike any other I had, and I enjoyed myself immensely.
Being able to run with bulls was incredible. And being able to do it with friends and family made it even better. When I originally signed up, I thought I’d be doing the bull run all by myself.
What a lucky woman I am to have such good friends and family.
And now a photo collage of our day:
I opted to skip the Tomato Royale tomato fight. It was a super hot day and I’ve already thrown rotten tomatoes before in a tomato throwing festival so I asked Mark if we could opt out and he agreed. Jennifer did it with Travis and Nick. Here’s a glorious shot of her, post tomato fling….