i’ve done triathlons. i’ve ran half marathons. i’ve even completed an entire marathon. but i’ve never managed to tackle the 5K… until now. thanks to the chapman 5K, i can officially check the 5K off my list too.
said to be the flattest, fastest, funnest & most fabulous race ever. although, truth be told – i think team sparkle brought the fabulousness! we did have runners in nearly every age bracket, including several “junior” team sparkle members & one very pregnant runner (just 3 weeks shy of delivery!). not to mention team sparkle had TWO podium finishes…. who says real athletes (& fast runners) can’t sparkle & run pretty too? honestly though, when everyone is cheering you on – it’s hard not to run fast.
* 6th place in my age division
* 43rd place overall female
* 194th place overall (men & women)
* 24 min & 22.7 seconds total 5K (3.11 miles) time
* 7: 52 pace
“runners just do it – they run for the finish line…
even if someone else has reached it first.”
– author unknown