We recently took a trip to Arizona. The last time all 4 of us (well it would have been 3 of us back then) had been to my hometown/ home state was 7 years ago.We had an action packed, fantastic trip. Our main purpose in going was to attend the wedding of my cousin. As it had been so long since I had been home, the girls and I stayed for 10 days. We had a great trip and I have more activities and pictures to show you on another day.
Today, I wanted to share with you a 5k I competed in while in Arizona. The Arizona Road Racers have a summer race series. How they do the races in August is beyond me! Clearly, it has been a LONG time since I lived in the AZ heat. Anyway, the race was perfect because both my cousin (not the one getting married) and I were going to be in town since this race was the day of the wedding. She lives in a southern state and I live on the East Coast. We keep up with each other’s running on a social website called ‘Daily Mile.’ We had talked about finding a way to run together. Yay! Our chance came while we were both in AZ.
The weather was perfect both for the race and more importantly, it was a gorgeous 85 for the wedding (which for the end of May in Phoenix is unusual).
- 26:53 for the 5k
- 8:40 average pace per mile
- Overall 446th (this is with the handicap start out of 1187, so I’m not sure it means anything)
- 15/79 in my age division (40-45)
2 Arizona Canyons (The Grand Canyon and Walnut Canyon)
Mashed Potato Doughnuts (Recipe)
Arizona Hiking (and a Museum)