For the past few weeks, I've been eagerly awaiting the Ann's Hope Block Melanoma 5K run at the Milwaukee County Zoo. It's my first 5K in 2011 and an annual event that I look forward to every year.
Unfortunately, I woke up Sunday morning (5am, yikes!) with major congestion and a nasty cough. However, since it was a shorter distance, I decided to participate anyways.
It was a cold, extremely windy run. My headband actually blew off at one point! I also had to take a few short coughing breaks. In the end, I finished in 26:28; 10/49 in my age group; 8:31 mile average. It was well above my 25 minute 5K goal for this year, but it is what it is. I wasn't thrilled with the results, but given the circumstances I'm not disappointed.
If anything, it makes me even more excited for my next 5K race. I love a good challenge, so until then I'll be working on speed and hopefully I'll be in perfect health!
Here are a few upcoming races I'm participating in:
Laura's Smile Mile - Saturday, June 4
Lombardi Run/Walk for Cancer - Saturday, June 11
Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Half Marathon - Sunday, July 10
What upcoming races are you training for?