It’s race day! I got up early and got ready for the race. Yes, that includes spraying my hair PINK!
We had to get on the road by 7:00 a.m. to get there in time to pick up my chip and the pre-race festivities. I was so proud that my husband went with me to take pictures and to be my personal cheerleader! Thanks babe!
It was a chilly morning at under 40 degrees and heavy fog. By race time it had warmed up some and it wasn’t too bad. Of course, I’m dressed in layers so I actually got hot during the race.
There were over 20,000 people at the event – WOW! Most of them were walkers but I decided to run this time. I’ve walked this race 2 years in a row and felt ready to run. I was hoping to improve my 5k pace with this one. As long as I’m improving, I’m happy.
I finished mile one under 12 minutes – which is a huge improvement for me. I am usually around the 15 min mark.
I haven’t gotten my official time yet, but I think it was close to 45 minutes. This is a new PR! The last race I did, I was around 49 minutes. I know to all the experienced runners out there, this must seem very slow. But for me this is good. I’m improving with each race I do and that is what keeps me going! I hope you enjoy my pictures from the race. This is one of my favorite events every year.
|The people I run for!|
|I love this sign – not the REMAX one!|
|Ready to run!|
It’s great seeing the parade of pink march through the crowd during the pre-race festivities but my heart goes out to those who have lost members of their family due to breast cancer. I hope and pray a cure is found one day. Until then, I’ll keep on supporting this charity and walking/running in honor/memory of those battling this disease and those who have lost their battle. Fight like a girl!