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Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 5 by the 5th Virtual Race!

As you know one of my 2013 running resolutions is to run Laura's 5 by the 5th Virtual Race Series each month until June. I had so much fun participating in this virtual race and am so sad this was the last month!

All the other months, I ran a 5K for this race. But since this was the final month I decided to end it with a bang and run 5 miles! 

Normally I run 5 miles and up with friends. But this run was a solo run for me. I didn't wake up early for this run and was prepared for the heat. I wore my hydration belt (which I normally don't wear for runs less than 7 miles) and my bottles were filled with water. I also brought along a Huma Gel just in case I needed some extra fuel (again I normally don't fuel for runs less than 6 miles). 

When I headed out the door the temperature was hot. But it was overcast. There were clouds in the sky that looked like they might dump some rain on me. I welcomed it because the clouds kept the sun from beating down on me and that helped it feel a little cooler. 

I was also on the lookout for snakes because I was running the same route I ran a few weeks ago when I almost stepped on a snake! Luckily, I did not see any snakes on this run! 

The run felt great! My legs felt strong which I wasn't sure would be the case since I had been streaking for a few days. I also got to run by one of my favorite cow pastures. I've never stopped to get a picture and have always wanted to. Unfortunately the cows were way in the back of the field. They are normally closer to the road. But it still made a pretty picture...despite all the clouds in the sky.  

After a loop through one of my well frequented running neighborhoods, I had 5 miles in! It was an awesome start to the day and an awesome end to the 5 by the 5th Virtual Race Series!

Since so many people have enjoyed this race series, Laura has mentioned maybe doing a fall mini series as well. I really hope she does!

For now, I am anxiously waiting and stalking my mailbox for this prized possession! Bling!!! :-) (picture by Laura)

QOTD: Did you participate in the 5 by the 5th series? Will you participate next time?

The winner of the Bestowed Giveaway is Carrie Capps Hughes! Carrie please email me at with your mailing address so we can get your box out to you!!! Congrats!



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