I know I complain a lot about the weather here, but I have to admit that I absolutely love the colors every fall.
This morning, my daughter and I braved the cold 38°F misty weather to compete in our first Pumpkins in the Park 5K!
I finished with a personal best time of 24:55, which put me at:
- 80 of 763 overall
- 11 of 36 in male 40 to 44 age group, and
- 54 of 278 amongst all males
I’m quite pleased with my performance today, as well as Ani’s — she had a personal best for a 5K as well! 💪
This, despite the weather (or, maybe in some way it was enhanced by the miserable weather!), was great fun! It is incredibly inspiring seeing people of all ages and abilities running and walking together.
Yesterday, my Dad and I participated in the Beignet Dash fun run at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort.
It was a great turnout. Lots of runners and walkers showed up bright and early to start their day off with a 1.4 mile race starting and ending at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. In-between, you go along the river through Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. It’s beautiful.
And afterwards… well, they don’t call it the Beignet Dash for nothing! Everybody who competes gets three Mickey-shaped beignets.
I ended up with third place — if it wasn’t for two speedy young kids I would have won (I’m sensing a trend here). And my Dad had a personal best for a mile! 🎉
This past Saturday, I completed my longest training run ever — 10k!
- Duration: 52:59
- Average Pace: 5’15”
Clearly, Duolingo is not talking about Nix. 😸
This morning while I was in the middle of a benchmark run, Don’t Let This Feeling Fade, by Lindsey Stirling (which I posted about last week) came on.
I’m pushing myself to run as fast as I can. Lecrae delivers this line in the song…
And what if finish lines make us happy?
And right away, the Nike+ Run Club trainer cuts in…
There is no finish line!
I wish I could have recorded this! The timing was absolutely perfect. 😄