02 February 2016

#21

5K #21: COMPLETE!



& 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?

13 comments:

  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!

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

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  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 :)

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

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  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

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  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

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

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  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?!

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

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

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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

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  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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  13. The weather looks beautiful! I'm jealous ;)

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