I’m so glad the rain held up for the Atlanta Track Club Women’s 5K. The forecast was for an 80% chance of rain including thunderstorms. But the race goddesses had another plan in mind and we were all happy about it. The women were talking about last years rain out and really wanted today’s race to happen. The atmosphere was enthusiastic and fun. I love the comradely of the running community. And when it’s an all women’s race the support in 10 fold of any other race. Mom & daughter teams, sister teams, best friends, track club women in training teams. The love was real.
I’m so glad I decided to take my chances and head out to the race. I figured even a little rain would be ok. A lot of rain would have been a first for me but it would have been ok too. I look a hot mess but don’t worry this won’t happen again (I hope.) I didn’t run the entire race like I planned but I did finish a 1 minutes 36 seconds faster than my last race. Considering I only ran 3 times in the past 3 weeks due to “TOOTHGATE”, a cold (I swear it was a touch of the flu), the womanly perils of Mother Nature, and just 3 hours of sleep, I think I did really well.
And then there was Mrs. Betty… I was so excited to see Mrs. Betty because she is such an inspiration. She remembered me and reminded me to register for the Peachtree Road Race training. In her words “I didn’t do well the last time I didn’t do the training so sign up and I’ll see you there.” Oh and if you were wondering this years Peachtree will be Mrs. Betty’s 25th and she is 89 1/2. The half was her word when I asked her if she was really 90. She told me! LOL. Don’t worry Mrs. Betty, I’m signing up for training and we are definitely taking a pic together. I also have to thank my training team organized by the track club. A special shout-out to April. We are definitely running buddies! This was my first Atlanta Track Club Women’s 5K and I will definitely do this race again.
In case you missed the lottery for the Peachtree Road Race, you can still gain entry through charity until June 20. Charity entrants will benefit Kilometer Kids, Atlanta Track Club’s youth running program. Numbers are limited so act fast.
Get out there and move mamas. We only have one life to live.
“A runner jogged. A jogger walked. A walker started it all.” – Me