I had my post triathlon race on Saturday.  The Faster with Fitniche 5k in Lakeland (FL) was a great way to start the (or my) Fall 5k season.  The summer is HARD for me to keep up with running….my pace is SLOWER, my DESIRE isn’t there, and it’s just too HOT!  

I hadn’t done those race for about 4 years, and it was nice to add it back on my “list”.  It is run through Lakeside Village before opening hours.  It began at Fitniche  

 and at 7:30am the weather was a PERFECT 74 degrees! #helloFALL. I was feeling very good about this race.  I was with my best running friend…ME!๐Ÿ˜‰. I am finding the comfort in signing up for a race and not worrying about who’s going with me or who’s racing with me.  I have come to realize that if I want to do the race, do the race. I mean, I’m the one who is actually doing it,right?  Why should it matter if someone signs up with me?? I guess I see people talking and chatting before the race and it always feels kinda of weird that I’m not doing the same.  I run (or bike and swim), I finish, and I pack up my s**t and go.  Sad,huh?  Any way….we race!

It was an easy flat course…

 (Sorry for the BAD pics…!)

As always I find one person to follow and try to keep up with… 

I’m coming for you, lady in pink!! ๐Ÿ˜‰. I didn’t get her but she was constantly in my sights!!  That made me push harder….and how do I know? I literally wanted to puke when I crossed the finish line.  And….wait for it..cut 1 minute off my time!!! It is still not where I am accustomed (or better yet, WANT) to being, but I see a light at the end of the tunnel!  Sub 30..I’m coming for ya!!!!

Beer (and Root Beer) was provided after the race…  

    …but I didn’t stay. ๐Ÿ˜ข. 

I was happy and went on with my Saturday.

How was our weekend?

Oh…PLEASE pray that I get in to the Disney Star Wars 10k!! Registration starts TOMORROW at noon!!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

9 thoughts on “5k….

  1. allisonfiorini says:

    Nice job! Love how you said you are not worrying about running races with others. Every single race I signed up for this summer, I decided to run by myself. If anyone wanted to join – great – but honestly I ended up doing most solo. I have a 10K this weekend that I’m doing solo. It much less of a hassle! I love my friends, but I am not going to hold back because they don’t want to race. I want to race!

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