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Jig & Jog 5K

Jig Jog Logo 2014

A couple years ago I ran the Jig and Jog race and crushed my time. (Course was a bit short but I still would have crushed it no matter the distance). When I found out it was on a day I could make this year I couldn’t wait to run it.

With all the plantar fasciitis nastyness going on in my feet, I had a goal to run anything in the 21s. No PR, no trying to place, just any finish time that started with 21. With a flat lakewood course I figured I could pull it off.

Mile 1: One small loop around the neighborhood (also the starting line was in front of my new place of employment! yays!) I barely looked at my watch and tried to run by feel.

Mile 2: We had started down a long stretch to the water stop/turnaround, I was able to see Ryan in the lead! With 2 other guys 🙂 I was also able to see that I was in 4th overall. I usually feel like death at this point but my legs were ready to go. I cruised through this straightaway.

Mile 3: We went back and did the small neighborhood loop again and I loved it! It was nice to know exactly how far it was to the finish…even if I was wanting to see a finish line at 2.7.

stone finisher awards and the had some chocolate milk towels!
stone finisher awards and the had some chocolate milk towels!

I had to push a little at the end but ended up finishing at 21:47, 4th overall female and 1st in my age group! We know the race director at this race so he always gives a shout out to “Team McCartney” at the races 🙂

I wore my shirt to bake in so it is still in the wash.
I wore my shirt to bake in so it is still in the wash.

If you are not familiar with Peace Racing, they put on some great local races and their courses are always a little different than normal. They are putting on a 5K Cro Run in May that supports a group near and dear to my heart, the American Zagreb Junior Tamburitzans. Come out and support if you can!

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