Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name....
Today's race was perfect because it was local. After last weekend's epic journey, I was more than happy to roll out of bed late and drive a whole 5 minutes to the starting line.
I love this race. The course loops around the 2 lakes in our community, and even passes right in front of our house. It brings out the entire neighborhood, and it's fun to wave back to familiar faces.
I waited until the very last minute to register because I couldn't make up my mind. Last year I ran the 15K, but after pushing my flour baby up a few of the steeper hills on yesterday's test run, I decided I didn't have it in me this year. It pained every type-A bone in my body that tells me I always need to go faster, stronger, longer.... but I settled for the 5K instead.
#123...that's easy to remember
Registered and ready to go
Procession to the starting line. We're in no rush since we have to start in the very back anyway.
Here we go again....
I run these streets all the time so I knew exactly what was coming. Even though there were some BIG hills, at least they weren't a surprise and I could pace myself appropriately. I beat our best stroller 5k time from last winter by almost a minute.
Ok, so one minute faster than slow is still slow.
But for a small race of 130 people, it was good enough for
Actually Emily won. She always manages to beat me by a nose.
When I rolled up to get the award, the race director told me to wait a second. He walked over to the table where the timing chip people were set-up. They pointed to something on the computer screen and nodded their heads. Then he came back, said congratulations, and handed me the award. It was too funny.
The hubs is due home later this afternoon, so time for a quick shower and a swing by Starbucks. Am I the one who hasn't had their first Pumpkin Spice latte of the season?
Chip Time: 23:58
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