So I decided that my next race will be a a quick and dirty 5K on Thanksgiving Day (11/22) in Morris Township, NJ. I also successfully recruited my sister, Mary, to run with me – I’m so excited! The race is located about 30 minutes away from my parents’ house in NJ so not only will Mary and I feel like we’ve earned our Thanksgiving feast, but we will also miss most of the food preparations (which was my secret plan all along!). Just kidding mom…
I have not raced a 5K since my freshman year of college when I was a coach for the Girls on the Run program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. That being said, I typically run at least 3 miles whenever I go for a jog so I think I will be ok. My goal would be to run at a 7:00/mile pace at least, so hopefully that is do-able. Only time will tell.