I love an evening race! Well, especially since I get off half days on Friday. The weather had been pretty crappy all week. It was rain, rain, and then rain. Luckily, it held off for the race on March 7. I even saw a glimpse of the sun right before the race began.
The city is gearing up for our big annual St. Patty's weekend and everyone was decked out in their green. The city had just started greening the fountains in downtown Savannah.
This was the beginning of a super busy weekend for me. I was prepping for mine and Michael's 15th anniversary party the next day, my roof was being replaced, and not to mention the Palmetto Bluff half marathon on Sunday. Oy! It must've been all on my mind because I left the house without my race bib so I had to turn around for it. Parking was hard to find and I left my Garmin at home! At least I had my phone so that I could use my Nike running app.
With all the rain, the temperature was cool. I couldn't even show off my new St. Patty's running shirt I got from Fleet Feet since I had to wear my half zip! While gathering at the start line, I saw Father O'Brien ready to see us off for the race! He married Michael and I 15 years ago!
This race is always super crowded and it's always a good time. I ran it with Larry and once we snaked our way through the crowd, we were able to make some pretty good time. This was definitely a 5K PR for me! I finished it in 26:36:59! Now - bring on the beer! Party next day and Palmetto Bluff half coming up!
If you look up the idiom "on-the-run", it means to constantly travel or moving from place to place. Welcome to my life! I get asked the question - "Do you ever sleep?" at least once a week. The truth is - I am always on the run. My weeks are filled with work, training runs, dropping kids off to school and extra curricular activities, traveling out-of-town for races and soccer games, theatre rehearsals, civic duties - you name it. In addition to being an avid runner, I'm a happily married wife, mother of two, an actress, singer, a Fleet Feet CREW coach, and work full time as the Marketing Manager for Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co. I love being on the run!