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WAY back when in January, I set some goals for myself. One was to run in three 5K races in 2012. Well, I'm thrilled to say that as of last Saturday, I've accomplished that goal!
In July, I ran in the 5K race that's part of the annual town celebration. It was the first 5K I ever ran back in 2010, and I was nervous about it this year, thanks to the heart oddities I'd been having, but even in the heat I managed to keep my time under 30, so I was very pleased.
Then in August, when I didn't feel like running on my usual Friday evening schedule, I thought, "Hey, let's see if there's any 5Ks in the area tomorrow!" Lo and behold, my across-the-street neighbor was in charge of one right in downtown Appleton! So, of course I ran... and even placed for my age group - did I mention it was a VERY small race?! Still, I happily accepted the medal!
Finally on Saturday I ran in the area YMCA's fun costume-friendly annual 5K. I'd done it in 2010, and figured if I wanted to make my goal before it got any colder, that I'd better hurry up and do so. That meant I got all dolled up on a lovely middle-to-high-30sF morning and got my final 5K of the year done! My 2010 costume was more flattering, I think, but here's how I looked this year:
You don't usually see too many mermaids competing in a running race, I think! :)