Let's talk about Saturday.
I ran Logan's Run 5K with my mom and sister:
The race itself benefits Logan's Center, which provides resources and opportunities for people with disabilities. They do really great things for those that need it. A truly special place in South Bend. My parents work for the main sponsor, so I ran it for free. Had that not been available, I would have paid my own way, for sure.
The race itself was great. The course was perfectly plotted around campus, going around a lake and past some key buildings, like the Basilica and the Grotto. Even the spot where the band plays before every home football game (which got me really pumped for football season).
It helps to have heartwarming distractions like this when you're bustin' butt to run a good race. I would have taken pictures, but I was entirely focused on putting one foot in front of the other!
Best quote from the day: "Guys, we're at 8:30."
It wasn't a typical pace for my mom, so she started to worry, but she pushed and it paid off. She finished 28:24, which put her in third place in her age division. #proud
My sister ran 27:24 and finished 5th in her age division.
I ran 27:32 and finished 9th in my age division.
Beat the Heat 5K time, but still pretty fast considering the sore back I was sporting. I ran a 3-miler this morning at an average pace somewhere 8:30 and the back felt good. All is well? Let's hope.
Maybe it's the obligatory post-run trip to Starbucks.
So I did.
Is anyone else obsessed with the cake pops are Starbucks?
So good, so not good for me.
But seriously, so good:
Are any of my local readers running The Color Run in South Bend on September 27? Don't forget to use COLOR5OFF to save $5 when you register. Such a fun race.
Question: Do you guys save your race bibs? They do, I don't...unless it's an exceptionally awesome race. Let's discuss this below.