Saturday was the Run for Mercy 5/10k race put on by Oceans of Mercy to raise money for orphans in South Africa. 100 percent of our race registration went straight to the charity, thought that was cool!
Rain was looming but it held off till most of the runners finished. My family stayed tucked into bed this Saturday morning (who can blame em) so the below picture was my fill in race pic.
I felt pretty good besides the fact that i started pushing it a little early when i thought i just had to round the corner to the finish line but alas we had to round the parking lot...so my pushing it lasted a little longer than was real comfortable! :)
I was able to get a new personal best in the 5k with a time of 22 minutes...my high school 5k best is now seeming more within reach so i may have to train harder and try to get there...maybe by my 40th birthday :)
The medals for the race were handmade by a lady in South Africa. Very unique! I won 2nd in my age and 6th female.
There was a pancake feed included after the race which i skipped cause...wait for it...i think i am the only person alive that doesn't care for pancakes! So when they said "run fast so you can get to the pancakes"...that really wasn't very motivating. Now if they would have a big cheese omelet with some crispy bacon....now that would motivate me!
Fun times...next race is the half marathon that i have been training for that is in two weeks!
Here are my official stats from the day