We signed up for the 5k. I've only done the 10k in the past but knew I was not ready for that yet. Yes, I know I just did a half marathon, but really didn't feel that I could tackle a 10k yet. Seems like the shorter races challenge me more than the longer ones and push me harder. Guess I just want to run it all or run faster than I am ready to do. Here's a pic of the cool banner at the Lines.
Now, get this............I finished TWO seconds from placing TWICE!! Twice you might say?? Two ladies a step in front of me tied for second and third place! Man, I wasn't looking to place but I hate I was so close. Regardless, I'm pleased with my time. I finished 31:22 with a 10:06 pace; my fastest so far. They finished 31:20!! Here the results for my age group. Oh, I entered with my middle name, Ann, since my first name tends to put me into the male category regardless of how strong I mark "female". Fourth place is not bad...I'll take it.
FEMALE AGE GROUP: 55 - 59
Place Name Age City/state 5kgun 5kpace
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1 Kathy Terrell 56 Wetumpka AL 29:45 9:35
2 Jean Keith 58 Foley AL 31:20 10:06
3 Susan Fechner 59 Foley AL 31:20 10:06
4 Ann Headrick 57 Laurel MS 31:22 10:06
5 Donna Higgins 59 Griffin GA 31:52 10:16
6 Janet Kassabian 57 Arlington TX 35:31 11:26
7 Judy York 55 Dacula GU 36:03 11:36
8 Celeste Cancienne 58 Napoleonville LA 39:38 12:46
9 Kim Headrick 57 Maryville TN 42:22 13:38
10 Susan Doucet 57 Lafayette LA 50:23 16:13
11 Kay Jett 56 Gulf Shores AL 55:13 17:47
12 Gina Patrick 56 Sugarhill GA 1:08:05 21:55
Kent did really good, too. He finished 1st Place in his age group. So proud of him!
There were lots of people and lots of good food. Water was plentiful as were the hot cheese and pepperoni pizzas! They also had mini blueberry, orange and poppy seed muffins. The meal consisted of a pasta dish and fruit cocktail. It was all so refreshing. Here's a crowd shot but there were many still out on the course at this time.
Never give up! You may have difficult times...we all do. But keep thinking positively and do what you can and
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