The Heart, Glove, and Sole 5K Race was held at Coldstream Park in Lexington, Kentucky and was put in place to benefit diabetes, which is a very serious disease, even though some people don't think it's that serious. I have three students at school who are Type I diabetic and can assure you that it's a serious disease.
Onto the race! Well, it was cold, very cold. But, we never let weather stop us! So, we were off. One thing that can kill me in a race is starting too fast. And EVERYONE started too fast. I looked down at my watch and my average was at 6:35 per mile, which is way too fast for me. So, even though there was a man in front of me that I knew I could come through the finish chutes before, I made myself slow down. I knew he had started too fast also, so that meant he would lose his steam before the end of the race.
After slowing down, I kept about an 8:30 pace and caught up with the man around 1.5 miles, passed him, and never saw him again. If that doesn't show me that pacing myself isn't important, I don't know what will. I also caught up with my running buddy, Bobbie. When I got to her, she was walking because she didn't feel very good to her stomach. I know that doesn't feel good, but she still finished with a 26 minute time, so that's awesome! Also, Katrina, Angie, and Melinda all had great finishing times as well. We all started the year off great! I crossed the finish line at 26:36 by my Garmin. Pretty good time for the first race of the year, considering my PR is 26:23.
I finished with a ribbon. I got 3rd in my age group! Great way to start the year! Hopefully, I will set a new PR this year!
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