While I was back east visiting family, I participated in a “virtual race” benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. The Run For Our Heroes 10k was a race done at each participants schedule and location from May 24th to 31st. I convinced one of my sisters to do the run with me while visiting extended family in Mt. Gretna, PA. The virtual race was sponsored by Step2Leap and each participant received a personalized bib to wear while they completed their race as well as a medal to wear proudly after competing in the virtual race.
While the 10k course I mapped out in Mt. Gretna included a massive hill to finish and an overabundance of non-shaded roads (note to self: run on the shady side next time!), I was pretty happy with my finishing time of 46:36! That ended up being my second fastest 10k that I’ve run to date and a great precursor to longer races coming up later this year. That time also places me for 3rd overall for the 10k participants, not too shabby!