Monday, June 11, 2012

The Covington 5K

A week ago we did something unthinkable.  On a Saturday morning we got up early.  It was painful.  It was agonizing.  The alarm went off for me at 5:30.  For my sister, it went off at 5:00.  I'm not sure about everyone else, but I know all the alarms went off well before 7:00 a.m. 
You ask, "Why, PharmGirl?  Why would you do that?  Why would you be so crazy?!"  I'll tell you why.  We had a race to run. 
His shirt sums it up best!
"Cross country is a mental sport
and we are all insane!!"
 Our friend Carol lives in Covington, about a hour away.  Each year Covington organizes a 5K race to help support their walking/running/biking trail loop.  This year there are several of us who have been running, walking, consistently trying to get in shape & lose know the drill.  So we decided to race together!  And we also decided to follow the race with a good, hearty, healthy breakfast & lots of visiting to catch up.  It was absolutely worth the early rising!

I totally thought Beth was going to snag an award.  She has really been working on her speed & it has really paid off by shaving almost four minutes off of her 5K time.  But alas! there were some speedy chicks at this here race & we were not any of them.  But that's ok.  We had other things to celebrate:
Beth - a new personal record
Steph - her first 5K!  And she ran the whole distance!
PharmGirl - I didn't die!
Becky - her first 5K!
Carol - her first 5K!

Carol, Beth, PharmGirl, Becky, & Steph

We had a blast.  It was so fun having racing buddies.  We're going to do it again.  Anyone want to join us?  And it doesn't matter if you walk or run or crawl - the more the merrier totally applies here!

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