I was so excited to run the Give Kids the World Gingerbread Run 5k back in November!
I've been wanting to volunteer at the village and so was interested in getting a look around.
I met up with Kelly, Kacie, and some of their friends as well as Meghan.
I wasn't quite sure what my plan was for the day. I had the Wine & Dine Half that night so I decided to just run how I felt.
As soon as I started, I knew I felt good so I took off!
The run was absolutely amazing and inspiring. The village was not at all what I was expecting. It's like a themed neighborhood with all of these fun things to do where children can escape from their illness for a while.
All along the route, there were signs telling stories about the kids that were there. There were also lots of characters out and about and families cheering the runners on.
I pushed it hard and got a big PR!!! I finished in 26:55, a 2 minute PR! I really wasn't expecting it!!
(Oh look, a picture of me stopping my watch--shocker!)
We walked around after the race was over. There was some yummy treats and characters to see.
I came in 59th out of 1276!! Not bad!
I absolutely loved this race. It was small enough to where I felt competitive but large enough that I felt like it was a fun race. And not only that, the race was for an important, inspiring charity. I definitely think this is going to become an annual race for me!