What a busy weekend! Yesterday, the Junior League of Florence held the Home for the Holidays 5k/10k. We are raising money for Habitat for Humanity and we’re planning to build a house for a family in May 2014.
On Saturday morning, it was muggy and overcast. Not exactly great running weather, but we weren’t too worried about that. The main issue was not having enough volunteers along the course to direct the runners.
As we were waiting for the runners to finish, we noticed that the 5k runners were taking a long time to get back. A handful came in under 22 minutes, but it was several minutes before the rest arrived. We found out that everyone got lost and ran too far!
Fortunately, many of the runners weren’t too upset. A few joked that they needed the extra exercise and I’m grateful for anyone who laughed it off instead of yelling at us! 🙂
In the end, we raised money for a good cause – which is all that matters. I’ve done Habitat for Humanity in the past and remember it being a lot of work, but it’s also fun because you get to work with your friends. Plus, maybe I’ll learn a thing or two about how to fix up my house.
The other good news (for me) is that I don’t plan to organize another race anytime soon. I’ll be extra grateful next time I run a race and everything runs smoothly!
After the race, I ate a gigantic sandwich, then took a two-hour nap. I still felt kinda blah, so I decided to go for a run. I ended up running fourteen miles. There was a lot on my mind, so it felt really good to blow off some steam.