I had a 5K on deck for tonight in a beautiful little town about an hour away. We ran this race back in 2008 and it has been my 5K PR for years and years until… NOW!
393/1104 runners; 114/644 females; 21/83 in age division; finish time 27:38; average pace 8:54
272/2098 runners; 67/1222 females; 4/94 in age division; finish time 25:47.5; average pace 8:18
I am so excited, I can hardly stand it! FOURTH IN MY AGE DIVISION???? That is crazy! Never, in a million years, would I have thought I’d be in the top 4% of runners in my age division.
My little guys ran a kids race tonight too, and they both did great and won a ribbon and a popsicle. My big kid ran so hard and so fast, I had to take off after him to make sure someone was at the finish for him when he got done. My little guy ran 5 blocks just to get to the race on time, and then ran the entire thing once it started. They both had a great time, and that’s why I do this. I do this so that they can see me having fun doing it so maybe, just maybe, they’ll think they’ll have fun doing it too! So far, my plan is working!