Liberty 5K in Baraga this morning was the perfect way to start the holiday festivities! I put in my Black Rock Star Flower and was ready to run strong to the end.
I conquered the main part of the hill but then also had the rest of mile 2 to get through (virtually the entire mile was all uphill!) Just as I was finally nearing the top of the up hilly stretch, I also had the honor of running a short part of this race with Fellow Flowers Co-Founder Tori Sager’s Dad, Scott (aka Coach or Mr K). Scott was one of the coaches when I was in school as well as one of my teachers. (yes the joys of running in my small hometown)! It was great to see him out on the course today, enjoying the day with everyone else and giving it his all! Tori, you should be very proud of your dad – I know he will rock that half marathon in Marquette!! I was also happy to see several other flowers in the crowd for the race today!
A short distance from the finish line, Tina and I found ourselves in step again. My Runtastic App told me that I had just his 3 miles and a time of 0:29:30. I had 30 seconds to make the last stretch and break that under 30 minute wall. We made our push for the finish line together. I told her that we were finishing this strong! I picked up my step and she was right behind me all the way! You are a rock star Tina! Well done!!
Also very proud of my son! Darrin ran his first race in the last year today! With very little training, he finished in a very respectable 45 minutes! Way to go my little goober! You did awesome!!
While we were waiting for the awards ceremony after our race, I also found out that Matt finished his 5K this morning in Kaukauna in under 30 minutes! His official time was 0:29:01! So proud of him for reaching that under 30 milestone!
Time to get out and enjoy the rest of the day! Hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July!