Akron 8K – Saturday, June 24
8:30am, Around the University of Akron
This summer I decided to do something a little different and sign up for the Akron Series Challenge! This means that I’ll run 3 races between June and September and receive medals at each one, but also some other item indicating that I complete the challenge. Runners can pick from a variety of distances, but I chose the following: June – 8K; August – 10K and Sept – Half marathon.
So, today was the first of the series. It was a beautiful morning, but I was surprised at how early the start time was – 8:30am! The other distance offered was 1 mile so I’m thinking they made the start time later due to accommodate families participating.
I met up with my friend, Debbie and her daughter, Megan so that was fun! She introduced me to a group of women from the Akron chapter of MRTT (Mothers Run This Town). I’m a member of the MRTT facebook group, but I seldom post. It was nice to meet them because they meet every Sunday in Hudson to do long runs and I’ve been looking for a group to run long runs with! Now the ice is broken so I wouldn’t feel so weird to show up sometime this summer. Cool.
The run felt good. I walked very briefly up one hill, but finished strong. It is funny because this day marked the first day of my training for the half in September – it was supposed to be 4 miles, but I ran 5 (well, 4.98)- yippee!