Virtual 5k race report
Saturday I had multiple things on the schedule. The Free 5k I had registered for in July was in conflict with the fact that I had no one to bring the boys around to their weekend activities. A Virtual 5k was perfect substitute. Thank You Molly!
Once Pete got home I grabbed Calli girl and the last invite to Brenda’s birthday party, I headed up the street on a route I knew was exactly 5k. Up is the only description of the beginning of 50% of my routes.
I tried not to look at my watch too much and just go. As long as the dog didn’t make a sudden stop to poop (rip my arm off) I’d do pretty well and be happy about my speed. About where I knew a mile was I was very happy. The weather was cool and the traffic light. No worries of the dog being spooked and jumping in my way. I was at 17 min and change as I approached mile 2. Whoah! One street crossing and a little downhill passed some shops as I came to the last mile from home.
Dodged a few puddles as I walked past a playground where a few teen agers were hanging out. Just as I approached a smartass punk jumped out over the fence and tried to race me! Hey here is that race adrenaline I was missing! He didn’t make it long and it was a good thing as Calli didn’t seem to like him at all. I cruised out of view of the pesky kids and headed back home up the hill that takes me there.
Do most people finish on a hill like this? I ask myself this every time!