We did lots of running this past week. After a few shorter runs, we both decided to run in the Patrick County Partnership for the Arts 5k in Stuart, Virginia. It was only a 5k, but it was a beast of a course. Well, not really. But it was really hard. The hills were a little intense, even for Mr. Marathon, who runs the marathon on the Blue Ridge Parkway! Then again, he was sore from a 3.2 mile run yesterday. His fault! He finished today's 5k in 20 minutes and some change. He came in 2nd overall! That just goes to show how tough the course is, considering his time is usually well under 20 minutes. I finished in 33 minutes and (about) 30 seconds (the official times have not been posted just yet!). I was happy with this time, considering that I HATE HILLS. HATE 'EM. I would rather run in pouring down rain. Or a tornado. Or a heat wave. But hills? Ew. Aside from the hilly course, the race was great. Beautiful weather, nice course, friendly folks.