But the best part of this 5k is that it wasn’t about training, pacing, and time. It was in memory of a teacher that taught with my sister. So this 5k was about honoring her and spending time with my bestie, BIL, and Lil’ Gluten Loves Me.
It was a SUPER chilly morning, but we were excited. Even Ella was…
well…I don’t know if she was excited per say, but my bestie packed her snacks. So snacks were exciting!
We ended up doing the entire race together. Ella and I ran ahead at the start, but the majority of the race we were all side by side. We ran mostly through a neighborhood, and with the exception of a few killer hills, I really liked the course. My legs felt strong and my lungs felt ready. At the end, I wanted to keep going. Huge difference from my last race. Going to the gym everyday is paying off. Not only in how my clothes fit, but mostly in how I feel. Strong and ready. I like it!
My favorite part was seeing my bestie cross the finish line.
Ella’s favorite part:
a never ending post-race fuel pretzel.
Seriously never ending. SERIOUSLY Lil’ Gluten Loves Me!
I didn’t reward myself with pretzels. Instead, I bought myself a cookbook. (This may become a race tradition!)
I think this one may take me a while
Tomorrow, I’m going to tell you about how chocolate and caramel became my new best friends.