Azalea Trail Report
Initially, I had hoped to be injury free to run the 10k this year. My distance is improving and my strength is better than it has been in quite a while. Unfortunately, the 8k run in the sand took its toll on my right groin and hip. I was bummed out about that; but in the last week I've babied that thing as much as I could keeping some distance on my legs even if it meant walking some. By the time of this race, it was getting much better. The Azalea Trail race is one of my all-time favorites and I was sad that I wasn't able to run it like I had hoped to. On the positive side...I will return next year in better condition. At least, I hope so.
Friends from our hometown were coming to this race and I was excited to see them, especially my friend, Frank. I haven't seen him since we moved a year ago!! He and I are long time running partners and I've really missed running with him.
Devon & Deleica
Frank & Krista
Below are some post-race pics.
Kathy, Serina & Deleica
And, Serina in true form! She will dance with any/every one or even alone. She's just FILLED with happy juice!
Kent did well in his 5k race. He received 3rd Overall Racewalker. I'm so proud of him!
Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention that there was 80% chance of rain! I was so dreading this. For some reason, the rain went away and not a drop fell; the sun even came out a little. It was perfect!
Kent and I would like to encourage you to do what you can with what you have but never give up or give in.
Run 4 It