We ran the Akron Autism Society 5k on Saturday.
There was a huge turnout for their first one. It was a lot of fun... glad we participated!
John's already signed up for another one in a couple weeks. People keep saying these can become addictive. I could see that. I hadn't ran more than 2 miles at one time until this race. We were just training on a 2 mile lap. We trained a couple days a week for about 7 weeks, with some breaks and a vacation, and a little laziness on my end. I was so proud of John for being so consistent! He's such good motivation for me, I love that and him! I can only imagine what some real training for a couple months would accomplish. And for this 5k they didn't do a "token" system, I guess this tracks your exact time. There were almost 300 runners and since it was our first time we started towards the back which ended up being a disadvantage for our official finish times. But all in all it was a great first 5k experience :)
# 94 Christa F 28:53 total time 9:18/mile
# 108 John M 29:38 total time 9:33/mile
Not too bad considering the last half the race was a steady incline. A much harder course than we had anticipated.