In the morning, Mr. Marathon, his family, and I headed east to Danville, VA, for the Run for Justice 5k/10k. Mr. Marathon did the 10k and I did the 5k. We had heard from a couple of people that this particular race was nice and flat. Good news, right?!? Well, we were just so excited about the flat course that we didn't even think about the fact that the humidity has been ridiculously high in the mornings. And this race was in the morning. Next to a river. On a cloudy humid day. Of course. The humidity causes us all to start sweating before the run even started! And once the run began, the humidity felt like it was slowly suffocating us. Regardless, it was indeed a nice, flat course with only a couple of modest inclines, which was nice. I was concerned that because it was mostly flat, I would tire more easily and my pace would suffer. However, I managed to maintain a fairly consistent pace and I only walked once! Mr. Marathon enjoyed the perks of the flat race for his 10k as well, however, the heat and humidity got to him too, despite his amazing third place overall finish. Oh yeah! well I placed second in my age group, too!
|Showing off his first 3rd place medal of the day!|
|Sorry I cut off part of my medal.|
|As the sun was going down|
before LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT!
|The after party was on top of the Center in the Square Museum.|
|Mr. Marathon and his 3rd place medal!|