On Sunday, June 1, I ran my first 5k. A 5k race is 3.1 miles. That is farther than I ever ran before. The race was at Talley Vineyards in Arroyo Grande, CA. The run is called the Marianne Talley Memorial Fun Run. Marianne Talley was an athlete and physical fitness trainer, she died suddenly at a young age. The run is in her memory and raises money for scholarships for Arroyo Grande High School athletes. The run passed through the vineyards and grapevines. Angela and Talley, were my guides. They go to Arroyo Grande High School. They are the top runners there! Talley held the tether while Angela kicked rocks out of my way and made sure I didn’t fall into the ditch – haha!! We also ran by a lettuce field and Talley said “Let’s make a salad!” They were fun to run with. The weather was good for running. It was sunny and cool. Since this was a longer run than I ever did before, I was a little tired at the end. We all got raffle tickets when we crossed the finish line. I won a water bottle and some lace grabbers for my shoes. My next goal is to run another triathlon in July. I start swim lessons again next week and will swim every day for a month. I’m hoping to run in the mornings because I don’t like to run on the treadmill since it never goes anywhere. Haha!
Until next time,