Yesterday was Thanksgiving, yes. More importantly it was the annual Cottonwood Heights Thanksgiving Day 5k race. This is a special race to me as it was MY inaugural race. This year was particularly special as it marked my 10th year of racing.
It was a decade ago that my mom and I trained the 5k together. We ran it in around 39 minutes.
When I race I always have a goal in mind. For this year, I wanted to PR in the 5k distance. I figured it is a good way to show how far I've come over the years of investing my time into training and racing.
After finishing, I may have not placed amongst the award finishers. Luckily, though, the reason I like running best is because it's first and foremost a competition against yourself. In this realm, I took 1st at a time of 22' 44''. Beating my personal record in the 5k AND in the 1 mile (putting me at 7'17'', 5 seconds better).
This has been a good month for my speed performance. I've PRed in the 1 mile, 1k, 5k, 10k, and half-marathon.
I'm experiencing runner's high right now. Just at the right time...marathon training starts back up for me Monday. I love this sport.