Our first “official” run of 2018!
The Resolution Run 5K benefits the Boys & Girls Club. We ran it last year, and my finish time was 51:10. A year later, having lost 37 lbs., I hoped to run it a little faster. And I did.
It was COLD. Snot-freezing, finger-numbing cold. The kind of cold that makes you question your sanity for getting up before the sun to run in it. And yet we do. Week after crazy week.
This was my 99th race! It seems like a few weeks ago I was wading through knee-deep water in my first 5K, and here I am. I couldn’t do it without the support of my husband and running buddies. Yeah, we’re cold and miserable, but we’re cold and miserable together. That makes it all worthwhile.
Speaking of buddies, I have a long-distance buddy. His name is Chasten, and we were matched through whoirun4.com. Who I Run 4 matches people with a “buddy” with special needs. Runners (or walkers, swimmers, etc.) dedicate their runs & workouts to their buddy. I encourage you to visit the website (and their Facebook page) to find out more about signing up to be a buddy!
Pictures are a little sparse for this one – it was too cold to take my hands out of my pockets!
Average pace: 12:28
Splits: Mile 1 – 12:28, Mile 2 – 12:48, Mile 3 – 12:35
Playlist: Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong (Spin Doctors), I Would Die 4 U (Prince), Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (The Police), Let’s Go Crazy (Prince), Little Red Corvette (Prince), Mr. Jones (Counting Crows), Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen), My Best Friend’s Girl (The Cars), Baby I’m A Star (Prince), Building A Mystery (Sara McLachlan)
Next up: Run 4 Missions 4 mile run. Stay tuned!