This morning, Chad and I ran in the Garden Spot Run 5K in Franklin. I had run in the Trooper Island 5K in July to kind of prepare for this race, but other than that, this was the first 5K for me and Chad in about 2 years. In the 5K I ran a few weeks ago, my time was about 34 minutes. I felt good when I ran, but I wanted my time to be better. Chad and I have been doing some training ever since to prepare for today’s race. We are just getting back into it, but I am very happy with how we did. I finished with a time of 30:34, and Chad’s time was somewhere around 32 minutes. I would still like to get my time under 30, but I’m please at how I did. I’m really proud of Chad. He hadn’t been running until the past month or so, and he hasn’t been able to run as much as me, so he did great!

I work in Franklin and our school system has begun a new health initiative. So, my school got a team together to enter the race. There were 4 of us who ran, and 14 who registered to walk. I say registered because 1 woman decided to sit it out on the sidelines, and another took a different route so she wouldn’t have to walk the entire course.

We left before the awards ceremony was over, but we stayed long enough to hear that we did not win our age groups or any door prizes. We want to keep training, and hopefully the next one we run we will get under 30 and place.