Several years ago, I decided that when I turned 30 I wanted to run the Peachtree Road Race 10k in Atlanta on July 4. I am not a runner and I have never been able to run. I have always wanted to be able to run but I guess I didn’t think I had the disciple or endurance.
My goal in running the race is to “run” the entire race without walking not to “win.” Well this year I turned 30 and started training to run the Peachtree on March 15. Jessica Kenney and I have been running 4 times a week. The first week we would run for five minutes and walk for two minutes. I must admit those first five minutes seemed like eternity and now one month later we are running 3.5 miles. This has been very fun and so we decided to enter a 5k race.
We registered to run in the 5k 4kids race that we completed on Friday night. We wanted to experience a race prior to running in the 10k. Jim, the kids and I set out for Cordova on Friday night meeting up with the Kenney Family and Ms. Connie.
I was able to run the entire race and it was a great experience. I completed to race in 30:29. We, or should I say Jim, was fortunate that there was a park for the kids to play on while Jessica and I raced.
Here are some pictures of race night. Ms. Connie made flags for the kids to wave as we crossed the finish line. The Perdue Kids had UGA “G” flags and the Kenney Kids had Alabama “A” flags. Too Cute!