I had a fun time at the Apex Turkey Trot this morning!
The skies were clear and blue, but the temperatures were in the 20s! Brrr! This was the coldest weather I ever remember running in, so I bundled up with two shirts, long leggings, gloves, and a cap while I warmed up.
This is one of my favorite race courses in the area. It goes around Lake Pine on the Cary/Apex border, and it's just so pretty! The course is fairly flat too, with just a couple of hills worth mentioning.
Before the race, I met a lady who was running her first 5K ever, and a man I've seen at nearly every local 5K I've run in! It was nice to get both their names, and look forward to seeing them at future races. I also saw a bunch of girls who were from a local elementary school, who were with their adult running buddies. It seemed to be a Girls on the Run sort of program, and all the participants had pink t-shirts on with their elementary school on the front, and "Run like a girl!" on the back. It was so nice to hear the buddies encouraging their girl running partners along the way! Sometimes I even pretended the encouragement was for me too! :>
I'm waiting to see the official results, but think I crossed the finish line in about 39:05, which was a course record for me, and the fastest 5K since my injuries back in February and March. Next stop, 5K wise, will be a sub-39-min. 5K!