Monday- 6.2 miles, 8:32 pace
I got an email Friday evening about a free Run of Remembrance 10k or 5k race scheduled for Monday morning in a nearby city. I invited a couple of friends and we were ready to race!
It was a beautiful morning and perfect 57-60 degree weather. My friend Heather and I ran the 10k together and Kim and her daughter ran the 5k together, how cute are they??
There were a lot of people racing, even children! This little girl was too adorable, I had to sneak a picture=)
The first couple of miles were a lot of weaving and a very slow pace. Once we broke up from the 5k racers, there was more room to breath. Heather and I split up around mile 3(she had just run 11 miles on Sat, she’s training for her first half!) and I had a specific timed goal in mind. She was running the race more for fun(but ended up only being about 1 min behind me, speedy girl!)
The miles ticked by. It was nice to run the morning of Memorial Day to remember those in my family who have served, currently serving, or those who have passed this last year. We ran by a cemetery, and through it. I felt so blessed to be running and to have the time to reflect on my blessings.
My unofficial time is 52:30, but I might have been 2 minutes faster(according to my watch). Either way, I’m proud of my new PR in the 10k race. I enjoyed being with friends and starting the holiday with a run. I hope this run happens again next year, it was awesome and free!!
Right after the race I got ready and headed to my sisters house for my nephews birthday. We all had such a good time. J even participated in the water balloon fight.
My sister had a sandwich bar, she may give Subway a run for their money. So deelish!
Me, my sister Neeley, Leah, and niece Bayley
What are your favorite sandwich toppings?
Favorite running distance?