I was cleared to run just in time for my July race, Silks & Satins 5K which benefits the Special Olympics. I didn't run during the week and my neck was still tight so I did not race the 5K. I want to make it back to 100% before I try anything silly like that.
Early Saturday morning I headed to Saratoga Springs, where track season started the day before. I got there early enough to watch some of the horses warming up:
Right after the first water break I came across one of my favorite people to run into at Fleet Feet, Patty. She is a sweetheart and this was her first race in a long time (due to injury). When I mentored new runners through No Boundaries she was always there as the Fleet Feet rep. I ran with her and she was doing great! I was happy to be going slower so that I could talk when she needed some encouragement and to listen when she wanted to talk. She pushed it at the end and was happy to have the race done. It was fun to run with someone new! When we finished I found out that she used to be a sub 25 min 5ker! Wow!
Garmin (started watch at start line): 3.13 mi / 30:17 / 9:41 ave
Official (no starting mat): 5k / 30:38 / 9:52
Place: 612 of 847
|the swag...an interesting mix!|