I picked up my two friends and we headed to Belle Isle, a state park in Detroit, for the race. Race day temps were 23 but, it was windy, my friends. Windy enough that the Detroit River was rocking ocean-like waves. And we had to run in that.
|Please note, the feels like temp was THREE.|
|You kinda have to zoom but you can see the Detroit skyline through the starting arch|
|12 months of races!|
While waiting in line for a beer I saw a posting of the finish times. We popped over there and...
I ran my first 5K of 2014, and actually my first one ever, in 39:13. My goal for that race was to finish under 45 minutes and I did that and was so darn proud. In July I ended up with my fastest time to date, 36:04. And now, almost 12 months later, in a race with ridiculous wind and cold...
...my finish time was 35:57!
I PRed! I PRed with crazy wind, with no Garmin, with temperatures in the single digits. Holy crap! What a wonderful way to end the New Year!
I would definitely do this race again. Aside from the cold, it was well run, had plenty of volunteers, very family friendly, and was a super flat course.
And now it is 2015. Here's to a year of fitness, of weight loss, and of fun!