My sisters and I have either walked or ran this race since 2001. Back then it was just the three of us, and none of us could run a 5k. Jen was the first one to run it and that year I think Karen and I ran about 100 yards before feeling like we were dying. I think I've come along way since then.
Last year was a good race for me and I had hoped that after my injury earlier this year I could do as well this year.
I finished one second slower than last year, 23:49. I was 3 out of 87in my age group and 33rd overall. I got a little stuck in traffic at the start and my first mile was a little slower than I would have liked at 8:08. I am very happy in how I did though.
It was a cold morning, perfect for racing, but difficult for me to decide what to wear. The outfit is always important. I have never raced in a tutu, I must say that it was fun to pass people in one.
Afterwards I found Josh and the girls and we waited for Jen, Karen and Billy for pictures.