So, this is a local race and pretty small. I think the Facebook page said 831 people ran and most of them were high school students. The race started at 7:30 so I left home at 6:45. That allowed me plenty of time to find Kim and Carmalyn, warm-up, and use the restroom. In fact, because the race started a little late I had a little too much time.
|Carmalyn and Kim were volunteering because they are awesome. They also cheered for me because they are awesome!|
|Poor Kim has supported me at many races. She spends a lot of time waiting for me to finish!|
|Kim's youngest Braden was running the 1K|
|It was a beautiful morning to run. It was a little humid and not to warm.|
|I love this picture for some strange reason|
|Excuse my horrible form. I knew that young thing in the green shirt would pass me. Being more than half my age helps that cause I think!|
|Braden and I were sweaty messes. He did well!|
I finished second in my age group which was 30-39. I was pleased with that and all my goodies. I never get fun stuff at races so I plan to use my gift cards! Standing on a podium was a fun little bonus too.
|The speedy lady in first ran a 22:xx...fast!|
Overall, I am super pleased. I never had to run super hard. Everything felt good for a change and I felt strong the entire time. I know I could have gone faster, but I did not want to and I am okay with that. My goal is to run a PR half in October and a PR full in December. This was just a fun thing to do on a Saturday morning.
And, a big thanks to Kim for taking all the pictures! She got some good ones!