One Month to 5 Miles

The 5k that wasn’t

This past weekend I had planned to do a 5k race in my college home town which is about a 45 minute drive from where I live. Well, a variety of things happened. We had friends come into town, and my bank account was a little too tight to fit in a race entry fee and the extra gas needed to drive to and from the location. Plus, we were joining our friends on the lake that day, and with no set schedule I didn’t want anyone to possibly be waiting on me to get back home after the race.

But there’s no reason why I couldn’t still run the distance, even though it wasn’t anything official. Luckily, the girl who stayed with us likes to run and I also invited a friend over to join us. So at 7 AM on Saturday morning, two friends and I took off on a nice 3.1 mile jog around my neighborhood that I mapped out the day before.

Distance: 3.1 miles
Time: 38:30

Not super speedy, but definitely race pace for me. The girls that ran with me were faster, running is a race against yourself, and no one else. I was happy they joined me!

My 5 mile race is exactly one month from today. Eep! It will be a personal distance record (PDR) for me and I am excited-ish. Ha!

Here’s a couple of shots from the lake. :)

It was a blast!


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