The events leading into race day made for a perfect night out, but regrettably had repercussions that I will address shortly. Rushing after work, I made it to a Tapas party where smoking green was part of the festivities. The smoking did not stop here since we then headed to a 90’s themed Birthday party where I drank my fair share and also hot boxed a car. The only positive move made that night was going to bed at 1AM.
The race morning provided conditions for a wonderful run. The unfortunate thing, my body seemed to be in no hurry to reach the finish line. Whole-heartedly content with a severely mediocre pace, I adequately disappointed myself. I DO take solace in knowing that I am part of a small amount of the population taking active steps to get fit.
My official time for the 5k (3.1 miles) was 29:47 that’s a pace of 9:37 per mile.