This morning our family traveled to New Albany for the Tallahatchie River Run 5K. Leah and Sam ran the 1/2 mile fun run, and then the rest of us ran the 5K. This was my first 5K (or any race) to run "fast" in over a year. Lynn agreed to watch Leah and Sam, and I just decided to see what I could do. My first goal was to finish in under 30 minutes, and my second, non-published goal was to break 27 minutes. I had never run this race before, and it was very hilly! I am usually not one to complain about hills, but this race had lots of hills. But, the last 1/2 mile to the finish line was downhill, and that was awesome!
I finished with a time of 26:52. And I was pleased!
This race scores high school runners both within the total 5K runners and also as a separate group of 12-18 year old runners. I think there were 4 or 5 school teams there, and the Spartan girls won first place in their division. The top 10 boys and girls from the school runners, ages 12-18 each won top runner t-shirts. Many Spartans won t-shirts, including Olivia, Julie, and Clay.
I didn't take many pictures, since I was running, and the ones I took were with my phone.
Danielle and Julie
holding the Spartans Girls' trophy and their individual trophies too
Jimmy and Clay
Another fun Saturday morning!