Monday, June 30, 2014

Race Report: 50 Yard Finish 2014

I got my medal!!  If you have been following my blog, you know that was my goal for this race.  Last week I ran for time.  This week was for that medal.  And it’s a pretty sweet medal.

There were about 800 runners entered in the 5k and another thousand or so running a half marathon.  I was 4th female and 1st in my age group on a hot, humid Saturday morning in Orchard Park, New York.  When I woke up race morning, I was surprised to see my cousin Michele getting ready.  I didn't know she was coming with us so that was a nice treat!  She had to work a 10-10 shift that day so go Michele for waking up at 5am to hang out with me at a road race!  Also run/walking was my mama Linda, my aunt Barb, and my cousin Melissa’s friend Ali.  Melissa wasn’t with us this year because as we were running she was biking 65 miles raising money for cancer research at the Ride for Roswell!  #ProudCousin

The 5k was one big loop on the roads around the stadium.  Pretty boring course but the last half mile is well worth it.  It’s awesome rounding the corner to see the stadium then running through the tunnel and onto the field.  I crossed the finish line with a big smile on my face (obviously), grabbed some water, a chocolate milk, and some treats from Tim Hortons – a great sponsor!  I then found my spot at about the 20 yard line to watch the rest of the girls cross the finish line.

So much fun.  Great morning.  Can’t wait for football season!!

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