An Official 5K and Another PR

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!

2008 stats:

393/1104 runners;  114/644 females;  21/83 in age division;  finish time 27:38;  average pace 8:54

2016 stats:

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!

pella

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3 thoughts on “An Official 5K and Another PR

  1. Congrats and i am with you on part of why i run
    I want avery to see how you can make time to be healthy and the benefits of being active.
    I am not a super healthy eater, so this is one way i can lead by example.
    Congrats again on the time!!!! That is amazing!

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  2. Love this!!
    I finished in 32:33 (actually a little slower than my normal 5k pace), but I started off way too fast (8m mile) and then lagged. My neighbor won it with a 23:55 time and she is 10 years older than me. Super inspiring to stick with it and get better. 🙂

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