I had the best morning! A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine mentioned this thing called a virtual 5k. I’d heard of them, but had never participated before. But this one sounded perfect!!!
It wasn’t about the distance, although of course I’m running for a goal this year anyway. It was the charity that it supported that I really loved.
We got a small group together and set a date. It’s really that simple when you have friends who are as crazy as you!
The charity for this virtual race was the Michigan State Parks! I’ve always been a huge fan as I live near several amazing parks, so getting out there in the winter and raising a couple of bucks to support them was a no-brainer for me!
We chose to meet at Holland State Park. Easy to get to and with the amazing weather we are having, it turned out to be a great run! We did all but about a quarter mile of our 5k within the borders of the park. What a fun way to give back!
Because of my goal, I wanted to get in a couple extra miles. I went to the park early and managed to get 2 before the others got there. Overall I ended up with 13.25 this week! Not bad, but I’ll have some making up to do this spring and summer.
After working a lot this week and running today, I’m going to chill out. I’ll get my laundry done, but that’s probably about it. I think I earned it!
Giving back felt great today. Running with friends felt even better! On to another week of working on my goals!