Sunday, November 13, 2016

Fowl Fun Run 10k

Another fall, another Fowl Fun Run 10k. Always a fine event! So fortunate to have this local run nearby. I love being able to reach the start line in five minutes, race, see folks, and then get on with my day. Every community should be so fortunate.

My goal was to run the 10k in under an hour.  I fell just a little short, unfortunately, with a 1:02. A few years ago, this would've been a simple goal to achieve, but somewhere along the line, the fitness dropped off. Now I have new focus, and I'm working on things. The good news is my time was faster than in the previous two years.

My run was more of a struggle than I expected. I've had a busy couple weeks which haven't allowed me to stay on top of things, and so when I started I was very stiff. I never really got the cardio going right, and the left shin hurt much of the way. Still, I was able to keep moving without having to walk, and my gait was pretty straight.

Mike came up and killed the 5k, finishing 4th overall. Great to spend time before and after, chatting. Also, great as always to see so many friends volunteering and running. Thank you as always volunteers!