On Saturday, May 6, my oldest daughter and I (and a few other friends) ran the Tri County Heart and Sole 5K. This race benefits local children with mental health issues.
Last year, this race was my first race of 2016 and the second race of my life. I had taken the winter off and was just starting to get back into running again. Not only was it wet and rainy the morning of the race, we had had torrential downpours a few days before. There were patches where the trail was covered in one inch deep mud. I had never ran the race route before, so I had no idea what to expect.
This year was completely different. It was sunny and warm the morning of race day. We had not had a lot of rain beforehand, so the trail was dry and clean. My daughter and I had gone out a few times before the race and ran the course, so we knew what to expect. Also, we did not take the winter off. In essence, we were much more prepared this year.
This was not just a race, it was an event! Before the race, there was a Zumba warm up by my favorite Zumba instructor, Shertoine.
After singing the Star Spangled Banner, it was off to the race where we had great trail support! This is the stuff that makes you smile and run a little harder. Thank you to whoever got up early to do all of this!
Then it was time for the kids fun dash. My granddaughter ran her first race and got her first finisher’s medal!
After that, we got to test drive this awesome vehicle! (Wishful thinking.)
This was a fun morning with family and friends. Like I said, this was not just a race, but an event–all for a great cause.
Indeed, may you see your children’s children. Psalm 128:6a