It was a race held at a local high school and they offer both 10k and 5k races as well as an option to do both.
I decided to do the 10k awhile back in order to try my legs at a new distance.
I got up early and ate some oatmeal, it was a cold and drizzly morning so I decided to wear Capri's and a long sleeved tech shirt and a hat.
I registered and picked up my bib and T-shirt (the shirts are nothing to write home about).
|OK, not my favorite race shirt....|
I ate a banana then tried to stay warm before heading to the starting line.
The race course went along a creek and was mostly on the roads. It had one short stretch in the woods which was a lot of fun! The course was flat and pretty scenic winding along a creek and farms in rural Pennsylvania, and the rain stopped for our race! Perfection! I took the hat off around mile 3 because the sun was finally warming things up a little bit.
There was a guy running at around the same pace as me sometimes he was pushing the pace and sometimes I was, it was nice to have someone to "run with" during the race.
I ended up getting 3rd place in my age group but I didn't know because I went home right away to start cooking for Thanksgiving! BOO! I would've gotten a medal! I'm Hoping to call tomorrow and maybe they will still have it so I can pick it up!
|I hit start 5 seconds after the starting line, whoops!|
|I tried to start conservative and push the finish! look at mile 6!!|
All in all it was a great race and I am so happy with my performance!
Once I got home I showered, cooked a few dishes with Eric then we headed over to my parents house for dinner. Everything was delicious and it was a lot of fun! Sorry, I didn't take a single picture there! I left my phone in my purse and just had fun catching up with all of my loved ones!
I tried 3 different desserts! They were all yummy, and my Aunt made my favorite, lemon meringue pie!
On Saturday Eric and I set up his deer stand with his brother, father, and 2 nephews and a family friend. It was a nice day to walk in the woods. Afterward I ran 3 miles with my best friend Calley and it felt like we were back in high school running cross country together again.
Here is a family photo!
|It isn't easy getting both dogs in one picture|
Happy Late Thanksgiving!!
Did you do a race on thanksgiving?
Who are your favorite people to run with?
Ever done a 10k?