This afternoon I ran the Pumpkins in the Park 5k. I had a great time and will be posting a recap soon.
I was a little worried that my finish time at the Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5k was a fluke, as it was the first time I finished a 5k in under 30 minutes, but it looks like I had nothing to worry about...
...because I got a new 5k PR today!!!!
My official finish time was 27:42, with an average pace of 8:55.
I am thrilled to have made so much progress this year, and now that I've reached two big running goals (running a half marathon and getting my 5k time under 30 minutes), I can take a step back and focus on why I run rather than focusing on a specific distance or time. I'm going to take some kind advice and try to mix things up this winter with some more and different cross training to help keep things interesting.
This has been a big year for me when it comes to running, and the year isn't even over, yet. I'm excited to see what else the future holds.
For right now, though, I'm pretty thrilled with my new PR.