I had a busy weekend spending time with friends and family. A highlight of my weekend was definitely the Halloween 5K that was held by our local YMCA. It was a ‘team’ challenge for my Project Pounds Away weight loss team.
We could dress up and they even gave prizes for the best costumes. The morning’s schedule looked like this:
7:45 – 8:15 AM – Kids costume judging
8:30 AM – Monster Mile (1K)
8:30-9:00 AM – Adult costume judging
9:15 AM – Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk
10:00 AM – Award Ceremony
I did dress up, but I had to wear my red team shirt, so devil horns it was! A headband was easy to run in and I didn’t want anything that would hinder my running. It was freezing Saturday morning though! I should have planned for a warmer costume.
The race started in a cemetery (which was super cool so close to Halloween), lead through a park, and then ended in the cemetery. There was a monster hill at the end of course, but I promised myself that I just wouldn’t stop running. So, that’s what I did. I just didn’t stop. Our team coach was at the top of the hill and encouraged us a bit. After that hill, we certainly needed the encouragement!
I ran the race with my sister, Ashley. She’s a bit faster than me, but she was there cheering me on at the end! You couldn’t see the finish line over the hill, so I didn’t know how much more I had to run. Thankfully, she was there telling me to sprint, so I knew I didn’t have much left.
I finished the 5K in 31 minutes. Although this isn’t my best time ever, it’s my best time in a while. My goal was 33 minutes and I beat that goal.