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& I ran a heck of a lot better than I was expecting to after not running for the seven weeks leading up to it. It was one long, amazing break of not running but I think I'm ready to get back into it for real again.

The race was a perfect one to start back with: the race was about 5 minutes from my house, the weather was perfect, and the course was mostly flat. There was absolutely nothing stressful about it which was awesome.

Plus, it was a small, local race. Want to know what usually happens in small, local races?

I placed! I got 3rd place in my age group.

Overall, it was a really good run. I managed to run the whole thing & run it in under 30 minutes which are the two main goals that I have every single time that I run a 5K. As long as I meet those goals, I'm pretty pumped. BOTH of my parents also came to watch me run but I completely failed at getting a picture with either of them. Oops.

They did a great job taking pictures though!

My dad did take video of the last minute of the race as I came running down the track to circle onto the field for the final 50 yards of the race. But... I'd rather y'all not see exactly how slow I was running {... jogging?} at that point.

Final Results
Time - 29:59
Pace - 9:39/mile
Age Group - 3/7
Gender - 43/109
Overall - 92/196

Next up: find a February race to run! Any suggestions?


  1. Congrats on 3rd! I think it is amazing that you run so many races. The thought of even doing a small 5K makes my stomach queasy. Great job!

  2. Congrats on 3rd place!! Don't know how you do it, but send some motivation to me please!

  3. 3rd!!!!!! Wahoo! That's awesome- I think you should start calling yourself a local race elite... And ahare any freebies you get with loyal readers :)

  4. What a great finish for you girl!! Glad it was an great race for you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Congratulations girl! 3rd place is awesome even if it was in a small race! That's especially awesome since you hadn't run in awhile! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. Woohoo! Those are my two goals as well for 5Ks and I have yet to ever reach them but 2016 is the year! Jess at Just Jess

  7. You go girl!! Can't believe you did so well after your hiatus- you inspire me!

  8. i'm sure there are valentines day type races, good luck in finding one!
    congrats on your race. i can 100% guarantee i could not run for 30 minutes straight right now. how sad is that?!

  9. Great job! I ran/fast walked a 5k once. Wasn't nearly as successful! :)

  10. Wow!! Great job!! Good for you!! =) I wish I could do a marathon!! Maybe at some point this year!!

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  11. Way to go, lady!! Third place is awesome!

  12. Nice job on the 3rd AG finish! I just started following you and have totally been creeping on your running posts :X


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