It was a beautiful day for a race today! The Perfect 10 Miler was the last of my fall races that I was signed up for and I just couldn’t bear to miss it. I know my leg was not fully recovered so I dropped down from the 10 mile race to the 5k. This was Melissa’s first race back after having her beautiful boy 3 months ago.


We always have so much fun running together. I realized after the race that the last 5k I ran was over a year ago (remember I took a year off of 5ks?) and Melissa and I ran that together too.

So many of my SOL Sisters ran this race too. Race day with these girls is an amazing experience. We have the best time meeting at someone’s house way before dawn, driving hours to our race and spending the morning together.


We give each other confidence before the race, chat with each other on the course and cheer everyone on as the they come through the finish line.


Today I was lucky enough to take second place in my age group and have my boys there to cheer me on. My girls stayed for the awards too. Can you tell how sunny it was?


Here is my race bling – finisher medal and place medal. :)


I think the socks Tara gave me brought me luck. And my mantra is still true. I never regret a run – even with an injury. It’s ironic because I chose to put it on my bib almost a year ago!


The food after the race was amazing again this year.


Melissa and I went to packet pick up yesterday to collect our gear. Somehow we ended up at a crew race first? Why is GPS so challenging sometimes?


But we made it there eventually.


And then home in time for our soccer game. The Hurricanes played awesome for another win. Only one more game to go this season.


I probably won’t be running again for a while after this weekend, but for me, it was totally worth it.

So, I am wondering, does your town trick or treat on Halloween or on another day?