|Left to Right: Mark, Cindy, Teresa, Laura, Josh|
We decided to do the Feed the Need 5K (link goes to race results) in Franklin NC. Great choice - it was on the Little Tennessee River Greenway and was a very pretty course. The morning mist was rising off the river, and there was still a lot of fall color in the trees. Our only complaint: we wish we had known it was not all paved - some of it was mud & some was gravel - so we would've worn different shoes.
We had a couple of extra family members joining us - Laura's husband Mark and Teresa's son Josh also ran, and our parents came to watch & cheer us on. It was a chilly morning, but once we got running we warmed up quickly.
|Winner winner chicken dinner|
The course was an out-and-back, so we got to cheer each other on as we went by, which was nice. First to finish was Mark, who placed 3rd overall for men with a time of 23:22.8. Close behind was Laura, who was the female race winner with a time of 24:54.0! Josh finished next with a time of 29:46.6 and 2nd in his age group. Teresa and Cindy both achieved personal bests of 35:41.8 and 37:06.9 respectively.
We had to overcome a few technical issues: Cindy's phone had no service so she couldn't stream music, but Laura had an MP3 player she wasn't using; and Teresa lost one of the tips of her cordless headphones, but had a backup pair of corded headphones. We all had a lot of fun running together & rooting each other on. Hopefully it is something we will be able to do again sometime soon.