On Saturday morning I ran in the 1st annual South End Shuffle 5k.
Ryan and Mason joined me at the race since it started at 8am. I was going into the race anticipating a finish time of 30 minutes. I didn't want to push myself and wanted to enjoy the race.
Around mile 2 we looped back around to where we started the race and I was able to see my little cheerleaders. The course was relatively flat except for around 2.75 miles where we hit a crazy hill ... not the way I want to finish.
I finished strong and gave Mason a high five as I ran to the finish line.
I love running races put on by Start 2 Finish ... they always have your finish times immediately after finishing. I realized I finished 2nd in my age group and we decided to stick around until the awards ceremony.
I won a $15 giftcard to Inside Out Sports and am looking forward to supporting another local running store with my future purchase.
official race time ... 25:20 minutes, 8:09 min/mile
49th out of 170 runners
10th out of 81 females
4th out of 14 age 30-34 females
It was a great race, great weather, awesome logistics ... I would definitely run this race again next year! The free race entry was the icing on the cake :)