Running with the Wolves 5K race

So,  this Saturday started off just like any other, woke up early to take care of the horses and the usual chores of the morning.  But, I got a letter to my office to sponsor this 5K race.. So I said, thought, yeah a 5K is healthy, I"ll sponsor something.. and I also was offered a free entry to the race, so, Elena and I decided to go to the race. I think I may have forced her to go hahaha.   Well 7:30am was cool and still a little dark, and the race started at 8.  About 7:50 we all lined up at the race start line, listened to a very beautiful voice singing the national anthem and then a on your mark, get set........go.... and we were off, Elena, Kristina and myself....  We made one turn..... and another... and another.. and then the unthinkable happened....  there was a uphill grade to the track........   Ugh... I had to take a breather...  and there is nothing like hearing people coming up behind you, to kick your butt into another gear...  I totally squirreled when I saw a puppy who ran out into the road to say hi.. and I stopped caught a breath or two and headed back out...  After what felt like 5 miles... I saw a sign that said 1 mile... I was thinking.. holy crapman....  but, we pushed on..  I turned the corner at one spot and saw a police man who was directing us runners.. and he had a dunkin donuts coffee... (if you know me at all.. that is manna from heaven in my eyes)  I paused and said... what? you didn't bring me any coffee????  he laughed and told me he figured I would have been busy... I sure do love the cops in our town.. so up another big hill and then a quick sprint through the graveyard on the way back to the football field... and we finished on the 50 yard line complete with pictures and a big bottle of water and a banana.  I was super happy to see the potassium....  Now, mind you, I have been running for about a year.... and two months ago, I kinda stopped and got back into Yoga and weights... and boy howdy do you loose muscle quick..   So we all waited around for awards... and it was a good thing we did...
Elena won second in her age division.. and I totally pulled of a first place win in my age division...
I can honestly say.. that was the first running award I have ever won...  I was thoroughly proud of that.. :)

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