On May 19th I participated with a friend, Chris Biernbaum, in the Ferguson Twilight 5K/10K Run/Walk. We had awesome weather and our family came out to cheer us on!
This was my 3rd 5K and I must say this was my favorite. First of all the other two races were early in the morning. This race did not start until 6pm (Hence -- TWILIGHT). LOVED THAT!!! There was music and food and so many participants. I did enjoy the entertainment and the fun atmosphere. Here are some of the pictures:
Family came out to support me -- they were sitting enjoying the entertainment!
Chris and I getting ready, set...
Chris' son Craig ran in the 10K
Loved running along the streets of Ferguson!
Raced to the finish!
I made it! Lots of fun!
Check out the medal!
What I loved most about this was the beautiful area of Ferguson. The scenery was simply beautiful. I live close to Ferguson but would have never known how spacious and lovely the area was. I enjoyed smelling the roses along the way -- it was just a beautiful route.
By the way, Chris was the one who told me about this race. I have her to thank for this experience. It was not my intention to do another 5K. I'm so glad I did. This time I was prepared just to walk it and Chris had decided to do the same. Well that soon changed after jogging down a hill for me. It felt great to jog instead of walk. So I kept going. Who knew???!!! So now I'm looking forward to getting into more 5K's. This little boost was all I needed. So hey -- 10K here I come -- one day!!! I just enjoy the atmosphere and everyone out competing against each other or themselves. I came in at walking/running this race in 43 minutes (3 miles). Now I'm wondering what I would have come in at if I ran the entire thing (smile)!
There will be more races for me before the next Ferguson race in 2014 -- but I will never forget this experience! Loads of fun! Thanks Chris!!!
Until next time...
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