Happy 4th of July!!
KG and I signed up for The Firecracker 5K.
(Yes I know the above image is from 2010 but I couldn’t get the 2012 poster to upload as a jpg)
I really hate 5ks but I felt like I needed to be festive and I wanted to support the race. My friends over at Champions for Charity always put on a great race!
Ready or not here we go.
We needed a plan. Of course my plan was to PR. My 5k PR is 24:12. I ran that last December when it was 25 degrees. Today is was 50 degrees warmer and very humid. Maybe my goal should be to have fun?
Modified plan: come in somewhere between 24 and 26.
9 – Kristi Gilbert Ann Arbor MI 26:05.7 8:25/M
10- Christy Perros Ann Arbor MI 26:09.4 8:26/M
Ok, we were pretty darn close. KG beat me but I think I should get bonus points for festive fingernails!!
All in all I’m happy with the results. There were 50 women in our age group, we came in 9 and 10 and both of us hate this race distance. We got in a good speed workout and had a fun morning.
I’m off to a BBQ. Hope you all have a great holiday enjoying family, friends and fireworks!!