Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hey Let's Run On New Years Day

So Matt and I decided that today would be an awesome day to do a 5K. Now Mammoths finding a 5k on a weekend is not very hard. Just get on or just do a google search of your area and add 5k and you will more than likely find one, especially if it is around a holiday.

Matt and I found the New Years Day run at Sandy Creek Park and we went there, registered, and started stretching. While we were stretching we ran into two great people, Jennifer and Katie. Jennifer is a person I know through WoW BootCamp! here in Athens. She is a veteran runner with 1/2 marathons, marathons, and a couple triathlons under her belt. She is so inspiring and it was so great to see her on the first day of the year. Katie is a friend of mine I met through other friends and she is new to running so she decided to stick with the herd. We had a really good time running and Katie did a great job of sticking to the pace and then turning on her jets to finish.

My time was 46:10 a minute slower than the Savannah run but that is okay. I had a hard time "getting into" the race. It was a hilly in some areas but overall I have run tougher courses. The last mini hill got me after the bridge and I had to walk up 1/2 way but I got into the rhythm again really quickly and finished strong. Matt did awesome and didn't even look like he broke a sweat but hey come Monday we will both be sweating as we get down to serious training for the Snicker 1/2.

Tomorrow's blog Mammoths will be on being the Fat Guy Guidon, what that means and how to use it to your advantage. Until then keep moving around the range and watch what you are grazing on :)


  1. Congratulations on a great race Mark! Nothing better than crossing that finish line.

  2. You got that right! Man it was a good race but I hit a wall, hopefully the schedule Matt and I have put together will cure what ails me :)