Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring Fling 5K 2016

Thank you Jesus for a great race this morning at the Spring Fling 5K! No PR, but a great race in great weather, much cooler than we've had lately.

This race is in Cabot, the start and finish only about 3 miles from our house. So Janice, Zoey, and I were all there. The kids run is always scheduled to start before we know Janice can get to the finish. So, last year I pushed Zoey in her stroller for the 3.1 miles.

But the race is a Grand Prix race, and I'm faster this year (by the grace or God), so the stroller was going to really influence my time.  But last year I met Janice on part of the course where runners are coming and going. So this year we decided she would push Zoey from the start. Then, when I met her on the way back, I'd take the stroller and run Zoey back to the finish.

Sure enough, it worked well enough that I could still finish with a decent time, 5th in my age group. My first mile went by in 7:06. The second in 7:03. I was still feeling really good when I met Janice, right about the 2 mile mark, and took over the stroller. But it did slow me down. I even had to walk about 30 yards on a short uphill stretch. Managed the 3rd mile in 8:29. Then, about 50 yards from the finish, I steered Zoey's stroller to the field beside the track.  I pulled her out and let her run that last 50 yards with me. That was a lot of fun!

My finish time was 24:03, but it was a great race and a lot of fun! Thank you Jesus for a great day!

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