It’s 2 days post race, and I’m still on a runners high from the Boston Athletic Association 5K race on Saturday!
It was just amazing. I knew this race was going to have more runners than any race I’d been a part of before – but there were over 8,600 runners this year!
As I got in the corral to get ready for the race start, I was in awe of how many were running to prove we are Boston Strong! (Many Boston Marathon bombing victims had teams in the race, and one who had lost a leg from the bombing raced in a wheelchair.)
Here’s a photo of me just before the race start (36 degrees):
The coolest part of this race is that it brings runners over the Boston Marathon finish line. As I crossed that line, I threw my hands up and jumped. I’m hoping a race photographer got a photo. I figured, I’m not going to ever be a marathon runner, so I should enjoy running across the Boston Marathon finish line while I had the chance.
The actual finish of the 5k was at the Boston Common. My husband Dave snapped a picture of me just before the finish:
Here are my race results:
Net Time 43:19
In Gender 4806/5109 (Female)
In Division 944/969 (F25-29)
I wish I’d run a little more of the course to get under 40 minutes, but it was still an amazing race that I’m proud I was a part of.
My friend Jess (who’s running the Boston Marathon as I type this – go Jess!) was volunteering at the B.A.A. 5K food tent so Dave got a picture of us together and me beaming with my medal.
Post race, I walked to the Hynes Convention Center to browse the running expo. I couldn’t stop smiling. I love being a part of “Boston Runs as One”. (It says that on the back of my BAA 5K medal.)
I changed out of my running clothes when I got home, but proudly wore my BAA 5K medal the rest of the day (even out to dinner with my parents and an Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra show that night – benefiting One Fund Boston).