It’s official. Race season has begun!! Today I ran #1 in a series of 4 5K’s. I WON FIRST PLACE!!! I’ve never won before!! First in my age division at 25 minutes. I wanted to finish in 21-24 minutes but it was a hilly trail so it was all good. Can’t complain when I won first place!!
I recently read a blog about race distances. My favorite distance is the half marathon so I tend to snub my nose at 5 and 10K’s. Partially because of cost, partially because I run those distances regularly and they don’t seem as challenging. I haven’t forgotten that a 5K was my first goal. But I seemed to have lost touch with how much fun it is to just pound out a shorter run. My favorite part of being at a 5K are all the people who have built up to 3 miles, who are starting out, who are losing weight and still feel as if they’re in the novice stage. That is some incredible energy!!
I also enjoy meeting new people, reconnecting with people I know. I love the energy at a race no matter what the distance, the shwag, the booths. It was a blast.
Today my 20 year old daughter Brianna and I went together. She PR’d and finished in under 30 minutes at 28 minutes winning 3rd place in her age division. That was fantastic. Here’s a recap in pictures: