Another happy Monday, friends!
This weekend was a particularly fun one. Although I was sad that my husband was out of town (he was visiting his family in Ohio), I kept myself busy with several different activities.
And the best activity of the weekend?
Waking up at 5am on a Saturday to go run, of course!
When my friend Emily (to my left in the above picture) told me about the Race to Restore 5k, I knew that I wanted to get involved. I love participating in anything active, especially when it involves a good cause.
The Race to Restore raised money for Wellspring Living, an organization that helps survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sex trafficking find healing of the body, mind, and spirit. You can find out more about their incredible work (and ways to donate, if you feel so led), at their website.
So on Saturday morning, myself and about 12 other friends from church got up bright and early for the event.
And despite the early wake-up call, everyone was (clearly) raring to go!
After a few essential stretches …
… it was time for the race to begin!
I was a little nervous about this race because I haven’t been running consistently in the past several months (after that disaster of a half-marathon in April, I decided I needed a break!).
But despite my lack of training, I was able to maintain just above a 10 minute/mile pace, for a finishing time of approximately 32 minutes.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day, with temperatures in the upper 60’s and sunny skies. The course was primarily run on golf cart paths around a lake, and the scenery made the time go by quickly!
My friend Kathi (in the green shorts) stayed with me throughout the run, even when I had to take a couple of quick walk breaks. Such a good friend!
After finishing the race, it was fun getting to cheer on my PCC friends!
I think we were pretty much the coolest running team ever.
After the race, we all headed over to J. Christopher’s for breakfast.
I surprised myself by ordered something I’ve never ordered at a restaurant before … biscuits and gravy! They came with a side of cheesy scrambled eggs and potatoes.
I could only eat about half of the biscuits and eggs, but I killed those potatoes. So good!
Good friends, a good workout, a great meal, and an even greater cause. Doesn’t get much better than that!
Question for ya …
What did you do this weekend?
Favorite food to order when you go out to breakfast?
Tell me about the last race you ran. Or tell me about one you’re signed up for!