Hello Hello Everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday so far!
I started mine out with the Citizen’s 5K Run that took place in Indiana, PA, which is the town where Lee works. I asked my bestie, Christa, to run with us and she said yes! I’m really glad that she decided to! We had a lot of fun!
We were numbers 578, 579, and 580.
While everyone pinned their numbers on…
…I stretched it out.
I don’t really stretch like that. I was just being a goofball! We had some time until the race so we just hung out in the parking lot of the police department (we were able to park there because we have special privileges. P.S. Not really) and talked to some of Lee’s fellow officers.
The race started at 9AM and I was ready when they said GO! I was excited to run and I had my two favorite people with me! For days before the race, Christa kept telling me that she was a slow runner so if I needed to pass her I could. I had no intention of doing that because I wanted us to just have fun and all run together.
Well, let me tell you. Christa is not a slow runner! If it wasn’t for her, I think I would have run slower than I did! The first half of the course was along the streets in town and through the Indiana University of PA campus. It was a nice run! The second half of the race, unbeknownst to us, was entirely uphill! We did one half mile around a track and that was about the only flat part!
The hills plus the fact that I didn’t drink anything before the race (I KNOW!!! I’M AN IDIOT!) made my legs feel like lead! It is safe to say that I felt 1000 times better when I was running my half marathon than when I was running today! However, just when I thought I couldn’t handle my dry mouth anymore, I saw the red numbers of the finish line! I have never been so happy! We all crossed the finish line together!
After the race, I devoured a bagel and some water at a store called GingerbreadMan Running Co. They were one of the sponsors of the race. It’s a great store that specializes in running (obviously) and carries everything any runner would ever need!
Luckily, they don’t mind having sweaty messes in their store!
We hung around and waited for the results…
Christa won 3rd place in our age group!!!
Lee and I both took 4th in our respective age groups! Our final times were:
Christa – 26:05
Me – 26:06
Lee – 26:06
What an awesome morning! I love races and I love them even more when I run them with my favorite people!
Do you prefer to run alone or with others?