I had picked up my shirt and race number the day before but arrived early on Sunday to pick up my timing chip.
It's a pretty small race (234 females, 92 males) and I was happy to start in the front of the pack by the timing belt. I had my cheerleaders waiting for my finish which helped motivate me to run faster.
I started off a little fast and finished mile 1 in 7:06 minutes. The hills started coming and I found myself slowing down quite a bit. I finished the 2nd mile in 14:50 minutes (7:44 pace). By this point I had lost more steam and two women were able to pass me. I managed to pick up the pace a bit to finish mile 3 in 22:29 minutes (7:39 pace). Official chip time was 23:20 minutes.
Not my fastest 5k time but good enough for 1st place in my age group Females 30-34. We left after the race to grab some breakfast at Terrace Café and finished in time to return to the race location for the awards ceremony. My prize was a $20 gift certificate to Dick's Sporting Goods.
Not a bad way to start off Mother's Day.