Posts Tagged ‘5K’
If you have been following for a while, you know I have a love and appreciation for Susan G. Komen and all of the events that they put on, specifically the Race For The Cure 5K events that they host nationwide.
And this past weekend was the Akron Race For The Cure. This was my 2nd time running this race in Akron (last year was my first year in Akron and the year before I was in Cleveland and then Cleveland before then again) and it was even better than it was for its first year last year. More people. More support. More attention. More love. Just more of a good thing.
This is the race every year that I consider to be like my race. It’s the race where I try to get low numbers. Where I try to run faster and harder than I have the race before. It’s the race where I literally say out loud to myself “this is your race Jaci, get it” and this year… I GOT IT!
I hit my 5K PR yesterday with a finish of 28:19. Some of you fast runners out there are probably saying what, is this girl crazy I can run that in my sleep at that pace but trust me for me this was a feat. I’ve been doing 5K races now for 2 years and I finally got it so now I have a new goal and that is to finish under 28. I suppose one good thing about starting at a slower speed is that you can only get faster! But I am super proud of myself and feel like I pushed my body to do more. To be better. And I just like how that feels.
PLUS PLUS this year we had 2 runners that were BRAND NEW to races and this was their very first 5K. My aunt-in-law Chris (is that a thing?) and a friend and fellow crossfitter Brenda. They both did AMAZING and finished strong and felt great afterward. There is nothing more inspiring in my mind than to see people taking themselves to the next level and accomplishing something new. The amount of pride and self-worth that you can see in someone’s eyes when this happens… well it is just priceless.
PLUS PLUS PLUS my mom also ran this race! Any race that I get to run with my mom is a real treat for me. We have lots in common but this is one of my favorite things that we have in common because I feel like it just pushes us both to do something outside of our comfort zone which just brings us closer to together and honestly I think shows our strength as individuals and women.
That came out a lot deeper than I thought it would. Thought of the day I guess!
So between it being one of my favorite races, hitting a PR, AND running with not only my mom but two beautiful and inspiring women, it does without saying but it was truly a GREAT day.
So tell me this,
Who is your favorite running buddy?? Doesn’t have to be human! Leave me a comment and tell me below!
Enjoy some photos of our great day below!
This is a must read NOW because this is a limited time offer that I want to be sure all my gals take advantage of! Have you ever heard of the Pretty Muddy Run? If not, it is a pretty awesome 5K Women’s Only run for the women out there that aren’t afraid to sweat a little and get well more than a little MUDDY!!!
Something that I think is super cool about this run is that it was actually started by a few businessmen who were inspired by their wives who were constantly juggling kids, careers, and just life. The men believed that their wives deserved more time for themselves and realized how important it is to have balance in their lives and thus the Pretty Muddy run was born.
This run is all about “letting your hair down and having fun” and as they put it – that’s pretty awesome.
There are 10 different obstacles all of which you can read about here.
So where do I fit in? I will be a Pretty Muddy Team Blogger so I will be participating in the event this year and blogging about how much fun it will be!
The benefit to you all right now? Only until THURSDAY JANUARY 31st AT MIDNIGHT you can get $20 off register with this code: GIRLTIME
You can see screenshots on this blog post. You have to register RIGHT NOW though so you get $20 off registration (typically $60.00) so don’t miss out on this LOW price. It’s not gonna get any better than this so make it happen!
Below are the cities that you can participate at… simply click on the link below and it will take you right to the registration page!! And if you register for Columbus- I will see you there!!
2013 Pretty Muddy Events
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