Race series complete!

The non-profit I work for hosts a road race series each year, where runners can complete 6 of 14 races and gain points for top 10 finishes. The top point gainer wins prizes at the end of the series. Really it’s just a way to get people to run more than one race, but it’s super fun and keeps people involved in the races.

2011 was the third time I have completed the series (run at least 6 races). With the impending move, I had to do the first six, so rain or shine, 5k or 10k, I was determined to finish. Last night, I finished my 6th race and ran a personal best time for the 5k: 25:34.

It was truly a proud moment to achieve this, at not only the cumulation of the series, but the cumulation of my days as a Race Series runner for the forseeable future. This particular race takes place during a local town festival, so the atmosphere is very spirited. Residents cheer you on the whole way to the finish line, family members hold signs for their loved ones. While I had no one cheering me on and no husband to celebrate with at the finish line, I was lucky to have a good friend, Steve (who also ran the race) and some great co-workers to celebrate with after the race. Having run cross-country in high school and college, Steve knew the importance of this mile-stone and was able to celebrate my “PR” with me.

Despite the pouring rain and cold temps, the race went off without a hitch and we all celebrated at the local brew pub on the harbor after the festivities were over. I ignored several calls from our realtor, and just enjoyed spending time with these great people.

On the housing front, our dryer broke. The appliance repairman could not fix it, so I guess we’re selling the condo with a broken dryer. We had one woman offer us $30k less than our asking price, which was really like a slap in the face. I’m getting used to the abuse, though. We’ve had a few more showings in the last week, so we’re hoping someone else will come to the table with a reasonable offer, because we’re already taking a loss on the condo with our current asking price.

For now, I’m just going to bask in the glow of my “PR”.


One Reply to “Race series complete!”

  1. You have a husband! And he called right after the race finished to congratulate you! Your time was fantastic and I’m proud of you competing the series!!!!!
    Luv Ya!

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