I wanted to do this race, and my walking buddy from MIT last season did as well. We were super excited to walk together again, it's the first time since the 1/2 marathon. However my excitement was slightly dampened when we got a few inches of snow yesterday. I don't mind the snow, however I was a little concerned about walking in it. My training for my next half is starting within the next month & I DO NOT want to be injured for that.
But I knew Tammy would be waiting for me, so I got up this morning & bundled up to go walk. It. Was. Awesome! The race was a 5K loop near the Westerville Rec Center. The trails & sidewalks were completely cleared of ice & snow. There were a few places that had a little slush & mud, but each place had a volunteer to warn us about it. It wasn't even that cold once we started moving, I took off both my hat & my gloves while walking & if we had kept going I would have had to take off my jacket.
It was a very fun race & I felt like I did really well. My official time was 50:32 & I finished 783 out of 868 people. Tammy & I passed quite a few people & felt great while we were walking. It was so fun to catch up with her. We committed to doing more walks together over the coming months & a few more races as well. I definitely want to do this race again next year & see how I improve.
Hope you all had a great New Year!! 1 of my 13 done. Next on the schedule is the virtual Sandy Hook Elementary Memorial.
|Me & Tammy with our medals after the race|