It was pouring rain. I was feeling sick. That didn't stop me from running in the NC State University Torch Run 5K benefiting the Special Olympics today. The race was held at the NC State University campus. A number of participants left with their long sleeve race shirt without running the race. However, a large crowd remained. The race started promptly at noon with a downhill course for about 1/3rd of a mile and then a series of hills until the last half mile (which was a flat straight stretch). I didn't have any hood or hat on, so my hair and face were dripping wet from the rain. It felt good running in the cold rain and was in a way a meditative experience. The race benefited a great cause, the Special Olympics. I matched my personal best time (9:47 min/mile), given the rain and hilly course, I am feeling pretty good about the results. More importantly, I feel like I can now consider myself a runner because despite the rainy day, I completed the race.
For more information about this 5k race, please visit the following website: http://www.sonc.net/ncsu5k/
On Saturday, February 10th, 2013, I ran in the 33rd Annual Run for Roses 5k race in Raleigh, NC. I was initially intimidated by the notorious hilly race course but was happy to run my second best 5k time. Not a bad way to start my 2013 race season. I have signed up to run a half marathon in the spring and also signed up to participate in the 1,000 mile club (a club that vows to run 1,000 miles or more this year). I don't know where or how I will find the time to run this year but am looking forward to the challenge.
I had a great time running in the Annual Run for Roses 5k race. The proceeds from the race went to Canines for Service, an organization that trains service dogs for individuals with limited mobility. For more information about this race, please visit http://ncroadrunners.org/runfortheroses/
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