|The shirt, medal, and me and Deborah with the "mayor"|
The Healthy Columbus 5k took place June 20, 2015 at 9:00am in Wolfe Park, located east of downtown Columbus. (JUNE. I know. This recap is so late.)
|Mini farmer's market|
Before we began I spotted a friend/coach from my training group (Deborah) who also works for the city. She wasn't as lazy as I was and went to our training group at 7am then zipped over to the race. She'd already run that morning and she was coming off of a surgery/injury so she knew she'd take it easy. I was considering a PR attempt but the summer heat was already kicking my butt during training and I wasn't sure how I'd fare in the rain, so before we set off I decided to stick with Deborah.
We crossed the finish line and Alex was waiting to cheer us on. Guess what? He won! He and the second place female were neck and neck but he pulled off the win (she’s been at other events before and always does well). He said they took a wrong turn and ran extra during the north section of the race, but were still way ahead of the other folks behind them. Unfortunately, it wasn’t timed and there weren’t prizes for placing, but he still had bragging rights!
I would participate in this race again in a heartbeat. It was pretty well organized for something so informal and everyone was so friendly. Next year, I may not be lucky enough to get a shirt and a medal, but at least I can steal Alex’s medal.
Up Next: Emerald City on August 23. Unlike last year I'm only running the quarter. No more August halves for me!