This saturday morning my friend Jacquelline and I ran our first 5k of the year. I did alright, but I’m definitely in worse shape than our last 5k in October. Hopefully I’ll be able to knock some time off for our next race, the Ride & Run at Cedar Point.
Anyways, back to the Hard Cider Run. It felt longer than 5 miles. But.. it was kind of a trail run. There was a lot of grass, dirt and sand. And hills. Oh the hills. You can see the course in the video below.
We tried to get a good photo before the race. Nobody likes closeups after you’ve gotten all sweaty and gross.
Ivan and Jacquelline boyfriend, Jordan came with us to cheer us on. I put Ivan on photography duty and hegot some pretty great shots. I love this one of us doing warm up yoga. They had a yoga teacher there directing stretches and I really think it helped my breathing. I ran a bit faster than I have been and didn’t have as many problems with cramping. I still got one near the end, but I usually get one at around the 1.5 mile mark.
This was right before we started and I was trying to get my earbuds in. Excuse the weird hand placement. I also look like a giant. Jacquelline is just so tiny.
The morning ended with post race doughnuts and cider. We were at a Cider Mill after all. When in Rome guys, when in Rome.