Annual Chili Chase 5K Run/Walk Belleville, IL

In October I ran my first race of the year.  I had hoped to get some more races this year but time and hip pain have slowed me down a bit.  Needless to say it was great to get out and take part in a small 5K around our downtown area.

The temperature was chilly, of course, but at least the sun was shining.

Jenni and me before our run.  I'm hungry:(

Jenni and me before our run. I’m hungry:(

I had the opportunity to run the race with two coworkers, Elizabeth and Jenni,  who have just begun their running journey.  They both did a fantastic job and I think they both have been bit by the running bug.  Let’s hope so!

The course was through the older part of the town so lots of cobblestone roads which made it difficult to run without looking at the ground at times.

Run Jenni run.

Run Jenni run.

Elizabeth finishing strong!

Elizabeth finishing strong!

The run went smooth and I had minimal hip pain.  In the end I would say it was a good morning for a run and everyone had a great time.

Elizabeth, Me and Jenni

Elizabeth, Me and Jenni

We even had another coworker, Bryan, show up to support us after he finished his run.  I think his race shirt was a lot cooler than the one we got.

Jenni and Bryan

Jenni and Bryan

Enjoying and after run beverage.

Enjoying and after run beverage.

And now for the cheesy part of the blog ~ I came in 2nd for the 45-49 gals.  Sweet!  Happy Miles to you!

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