Still trying to catch up on posting these races! The third race I did was a last minute sign up. And by last minute, I mean 2 days before the race itself started. Technically the day before really…
I was out of town the week before this and trying to figure out if I could get this race in. The 5k benefited the local humane society, so I really wanted to run it! Luckily for me, I was able to sign up at the packet pick up. So grateful for that!
The packet pickup was just a cotton t-shirt and the bib number (there were some samples in there too, but I paid those forward to friends). I don’t mind getting the cotton race shirts. No, I don’t run in them (haven’t been able to do that since high school), my intention is to complete a t-shirt quilt with the shirts I pick up this year from races. Just not the tech shirts because I can train in those! Plus the cotton shirts are comfortable for me to wear around the house on my lazy days that I don’t feel like being too fancy.
Now the race itself was fairly nice. Not too hilly of a course which was a blessing since the weekend before was the race with the heat stress. I didn’t intend to go out too fast or push myself to hard, just in case. The weather was much cooler on the Saturday morning and it made the there and back course a breeze! I finished in 32 minutes, which wasn’t my best time. But I am not going to bat and eye at it. Still a respectable finish!