Flat Joe 5K Recap

 

Saturday morning I ran the Flat Joe 5K in Monroe. The Flat Joe honors a soldier that was killed in the line of duty. The 5K raises money for scholarships that are awarded to students who are in pursuit of a military career. It was a great tribute to the fallen soldier who I learned was my age when he was killed overseas. The start of the morning was very humid but at least the sun stayed in long enough for us to finish the race. The name of the race had me thinking the course was going to be flat. I thought wrong, the race had a nice mixture of hills! The hills wore me out to the point I ended up walking some of the flat areas. Every time I caught my breathe, I would hit another hill. I finished the race in 35:06 and placed second in my age group. They had really nice medals as the awards along with coins for the overall and masters winners.

Later in the day we met up with some of the running family for pizza. It was a lot of fun! Great food and great friends makes for an awesome Saturday!

So this past week has been filled with some good news! I received a phone call asking would I be the President for my alumni association at Athens Tech. Of course I said yes! I use to be the President for the Student Council there so it will be nice to get back in to that kind of role. Also, I said I was going to wait until December to let you all know what my next adventure is, but I am so excited about it so here it goes! I decided I am going to get my Yoga teaching certificate to teach Yoga classes. I am really looking forward to classes starting at the end of June. I have to attend one Saturday a month along with three days a month through the week. If you don’t see me at a race, then I am in Yoga class. I will finish up the 200 hour certificate in December. I hope to start teaching at local rec departments. Yoga can be really good for runners, so I hope all my running friends consider joining me when the time comes!

I am taking this coming weekend off from running because I will be out of town. The following weekend I will be running the Torture Trail in Eatonton.

Thanks for following my journey!

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