This past weekend, I ran in the 3rd Annual Carol Marsh Kids 2 Camp 5k.
I’ve run the race each of the past 3 years, and last year I actually won the race, so I was technically “defending my title” this year.
This race is a fundraiser for the Neighborhood Ministries of First UMC here in Lakeland to help send kids to summer camp that couldn’t otherwise afford it. And since my wife is the director of Neighborhood Ministries, there is a pretty good chance I’ll keep running this race on an annual basis.
I had low expectations for myself going into the race, as I’m in way worse shape than I was last year, so I knew a PR was out of the question. Instead of worrying about my time, I was going to run more strategically, and really race the other runners in an attempt to win the race for the 2nd straight year.
At least until the race started. Read more