Percival’s Island 5 Miler

Jeremy and I ran the Percival’s Island 5 miler today in downtown Lynchburg on the Blackwater Creek bike path! I do love the Lynchburg Road Runner’s race series… I do NOT love running in 90 degree weather at 8 am, but… we made it work!

Jeremy and I have started a good habit of finishing one race and asking, “when’s the next one so we can sign up?” We signed up for this race the same day we finished the Presbyterian Homes 5K. Our other fun habit is signing up to get two shirts in my size 😉 it makes bib pick up a bit more entertaining 🙂 but I get to double my running wardrobe faster!

I was trying to jump up and down in excitement over placing second in my age group!

This was our first race running in our new Pearl Izumi N2 Road shoes. I had a great experience with my shoes. Jeremy’s still experimenting with the right sock+shoe combo for best results :(.

I was distracted at the end of the race and worried about someone trying to pull the tag off the bottom of my bib that I forgot to stop my watch immediately. I crossed the finish line with an official time of 40:30 and an 8:07 min/mile!

We saw so many of our friends at the race today! My friend Alissa also placed in our age group! And several of my running group friends placed in their age groups as well!

Silver medal, in 90 degree weather, at 8 am… alright!

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