My first race of the weekend was the Live Well SD 5k. My vegan IG/FB friend, Carly, invited me to run this with her and fiancé. Since I didn’t sign up for the RnRSD 5k, I thought this would be a fun shake out run for the RnRSD 1/2 Marathon on Sunday.
Maria and I arrived at Liberty Station early so I could pick up my race packet. Liberty Station is the old Naval Training Center (NTC) where my dad used to teach when I was a little kid. In fact, I used to live across the street from here, in Navy housing back when I was a kid in the late 1970s.
About 15 minutes before race time, we were gathered around the stage for a warm up. We were led to do some hip hop aerobics… It was fun but felt like a stand alone workout! Haha!
Prior to this race, my best 5k race time was a 26:31 from back in 2013. I was feeling pretty good and I was going back and forth in my mind if I wanted to take this one easy or to push myself. I decided to go for it!
I PR’d! I PR’d by almost three minutes! It wasn’t easy… actually, that last 3/4 mile was tough trying to keep my pace. I think I actually felt my adrenal glands hurting near the end. (I’ve been more in tune to my organs since doing FCT).
A new PR and delicious vegan food with friends… What a great way to spend a Saturday morning in San Diego!