It is tough to believe June is about over. For some reason, this month has flown by, and I still do not truly feel like it’s summer.
I ran Strides for Sara – 5k at the beginning of the month and thought that a race would kick start my “summer mojo,” but it just did not happen.
Last weekend my whole family ran the Run for OHM. Brent and the girls ran the 5k and I ran the 10k, what a fun morning. The weather was nice and cool and we all ran hard. The first 2 miles of the course for the 10k ended up being the same route we ran in Strides for Sara, so it was familiar and not too bad. It was miles 4-6 which had some significant long gradual hills to fight against that pushed me to the point of croaking.
At any rate, I finished, and for the first time post my college days I broke 7 minute miles, somehow pulling off 6:57′s with a time of 43:06. I was pretty excited about that considering that was my first 10k this summer and I felt pretty awful the last mile or so.
These days I am really into “Results By Age Group” being 40 has been cool in some cases :-). Although, I am going to have to step my training up a notch if I plan to beat my OHM time. I have felt myself slacking a bit at the track lately during workouts, I just haven’t had that last little bit of push to pull off a super pace.
Run For Ohm
River Forks Park
FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 TO 49
1 Sarah Agsten 45 41:48 6:44 | 5 Pam Doyle 45 1:01:05 9:50
2 Heidi Eichman 40 43:06 6:57 | 6 Smith Campos 41 1:01:49 9:57
3 Melody Ballard 40 54:24 8:46 | 7 Kimberly Dileo 46 1:07:27 10:52
4 Mary Waters 49 1:00:16 9:42 | 8 Sherrie Shaffer 49 1:09:29 11:11
The girls and Brent also had a great race, they all broke the 30 minute mark in the 5k.
The picture below is our awesome team, minus a few who we couldn’t’ t round up for a picture.
The proceeds from the race will go to the local Community Cancer Center. Being a cancer survivor myself I can’t think of a better cause, my family ran for all of those who are fighting like champions.
I encourage everyone to find a run or event this summer that supports a good cause and participate. It is good for you, your community and others in need.