Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fit4Fun Thursdays: Lovers Key Sunset 5k Recap

Yay! It's Thursday. Tomorrow is Friday and I am ready for the weekend! Especially Saturday because I can relax. Anyway, I sadly had to miss my favorite running day of the week last night. I had a work event and missed it. Needless to say I was devastated. Mostly because Brooks was in the house to test run shoes... UGH!! Kill me. I can't believe I missed it. So instead of talking about what we did last night at run club, I am going to do a recap of the race I did with Fit2Run on Sunday night!

I just wanted to share this cute picture!! 
On Sunday night I drove down to Lovers Key State Park. Luckily this was not one of the parks affected  by the government shut down since it is a state park. This was a 35 min drive up the Florida west coast. It is quiet a lovely drive.

This 5k is part of a series Fit2Run is doing called Real Florida Run Series that does 5k/10k's through different Florida State parks, all over the state. It really is an awesome thing and there are a couple races near me. This was the first one I participated in. The race took place Sunday night at 6:00 PM

The 5k was a trail run through the back beach marsh of the Lovers Key. It was really peaceful. I just wanted to take it easy running. So as the race stated it was like running through the jungle! I felt so special! The course was all different. It went from grass, to mud, to sand, to grass, to roots. I knew I needed to watch what I was doing during this race. Because one wrong step and I could seriously hurt myself.

Mile one and two went by without notice. There was one water station. I was ok with that since I was taking my time. I was dodging roots, mud and water. I really felt like Indiana Jones! Mile three came around and we where back on the road heading to the finish. I soon passed Kimmi and Jill and waved. I realized that the heat and humidity was killer at the moment. But it didn't matter because I could see the finish. Soon I was running on a bridge towards the finish that was on the beach. The sun was setting int the background. I was quiet beautiful. I stopped for a min to take a picture. Then I ran to the finish.

My finish time was 36:??. I know it was 36- something. Worst 5k time ever. But the course was so beautiful and peaceful. I really enjoyed running it!

Oh and don't forget to sign up for my Runners Wonderland Giveaway! Be sure to check out yesterdays post to registered.

Until next time everyone!

QOTD: Have you ever done a trail run? What where your thoughts?


Rachel Miller said...

I love Lovers Key! One of my former coworkers is the volunteer coordinator for the park, so she took us to see all the fun things behind the scenes at the park. It was too much fun!

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