Today, I decided to run a local 5k that supports a scholarship fund at Georgia Military College here in Valdosta, Ga. A friend of mine is the race director! And, some of my favorite running peeps were running too, so... I just had to run!!!!!
RUNNING BRINGS AWESOME PEOPLE IN OUR LIFE
My friend Lisa, pictured above, reminded me that this is the race, exactly one year ago, that we met!!! Today, was our race-anniversary...... I tell ya, one thing about running, it brings some of the most amazing friends into your life!!! Runners are special people because each and every one is so supportive of each other!!! Running friends are the BEST!!!
Missing one of our own in the running community!
Below, my friend Lisa is holding a sign that she made for one special person in the running community that could not participate today due to medical reasons....... but, he will be back soon! And, he will be back better than ever!!!
My friend, Lisa,is holding a sign for a special buddy that is a honorary runner...... yeah, Lisa is pretty cool! She runs for a boy named Chasten and dedicates her miles to him through a special organization. The organization matches physically challenged people with runners who dedicate their miles to them! I learned of the organization through Lisa. More about the organization can be found at this link (HERE)
Lisa pictured above holding the sign was the race director today!!! She did a jam up job!! It was awesome!!! Well organized! Fun!! And, most importantly, she did the 2 most awesome things:
#1 she Did not make me pay extra for leaving my race packet that had my race bib in it at home ...... she simply gave me another bib number at the last minute! Oops! :/
#2- Lisa put this sprinkler (pictured below) in her front yard that was along the course so that it reached the road!!!! Oh yes, I so ran through it!!!!
Oh, and there is a #3..... she had these awesome cold wet towels that were handed out at the finish line!!!!! Oh, man...... best thing EVER!!!!! Especially here in South Georgia where it is simply FREAKIN HOT!!!!!!!
I was not match for the heat and humidity! I started off pretty strong, and I thought I might have a good run, but the heat beat me down!!! However, I did manage to snag first in age group!
RUN BREAK DOWN
*****5k at 26:52; I came in #12 out of 73
Mile 1- 7:55
Mile 2- 8:51 (at mile 2.33---i know this to be exact because I looked at my watch,and I was passed by 3 girls-- that is when I decided to walk a bit, the heat got me! I threw in the towel at that point... walked a bit and then started back at a comfortable pace... cruised on into the finish)
Mile 3- 9:22
My son attended a local basketball camp that was put on by the local university where I attended Undergrad: Valdosta State University
He was super excited!!!!!!!
Camp was a great deal of work and he collapsed each night when we made it home!!
He had the BEST time ever!!!! And he camper racked up with a trophy, basketball, certificate, picture with the coach, and a t-shirt!!! Oh, and memories that will last forever!!!
Well, gotta run!! Busy day ahead!!! UNTIL LATER!!!!
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