We did a family 5K today near my parent's house in upstate NY today. Hubby, sis, and I ran, along with my Aunt who was doing her FIRST 5k! She has been doing a run/walk program with Fleet Feet and this was her first race. My Mom, Uncle, and cousin's girlfriend all completed the walk. My Dad stayed with Stephen so no run for him today!
Pinning on our bibs
I was really hoping to break the 30 minute mark and was pretty sure that I would be able to do it since I have completed some training runs in less than that. It was a hot day again, but knowing the course helped a lot, and I dumped some water over my head before we even started to help cool off. Sis and I were together for most of it, with hubby not too far behind, but then he took the lead with about .5 left. It was an out-and-back course, which I think is great for a small town race like this so you can end up seeing all of the other runners at one point or another.
As I approached the finish line, I glanced toward the clock and saw that it was 28:something and I was SO EXCITED! My chip time ended up being 29:13! Yay!
Sis ended up beating my by 6 seconds :)
My aunt finished with the BIGGEST smile on her face and she commentd that this was one of the best things that she has ever done (I think she's hooked!). We are all so proud of her :)