I have been excited about this run since I signed up. It isn't an easy 5K course but its still lots of fun.
This year we started in a different area which meant we were running the course backwards. I definitely prefer the other way we use to go.
Since it was wet out I was taking it easy in some areas especially going down in the trail. Those leaves can be mighty slippery.
I think the only true struggle I had was when we came out from the trail and had to up hill. (Not really a hill person, lol) I kept pushing. I had to stop and walk briefly just so I could get my breathing under control again (I forget how to breathe when its cold out).
I got up that one hill and had descent stretch of flat road before I had to make my way back up some more hills.
After tackling the last bit of hills I was on the homestretch. We had to run through a wooded trail which nice, but I definitely had to watch where I was going since the trees roots were popping up through the pavement. I can't risk getting injured.
Before I knew it I could hear the crowd and the music from the wooded area, so I knew I was getting close to the finish line. I made one final turn before taking off (I always sprint at the end).
I wasn't quite sure of my time, but I did know I beat my previous times for this race. :)
M told me he believed I was the 5th woman to close the finish line. I immediately began questioning if I was going to place in my age group or not.
Sure enough.....I placed 1st in my age group. Holy cow! I was seriously grinning from ear to ear.
I love the award. It isn't a medal or big trophy. It's a hand painted dog bone.
My official time: 27:50
This was going to be my last race of 2013, but I decided I would do one more. My next race isn't until December 7th. I can't wait since its a Christmas themed one. One of my running friends, Jen, is also going to be running it. :)
What is your next race in 2013?