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Teal Ribbon 5K -Recap

On Sunday I was able to participate in the Teal Ribbon 5K.  This event is hosted by Caring Together Inc..  It aims to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and raise funds for research for an early detection test as well as develop more effective treatment options for women with recurrent ovarian cancer.

The highlight of this event is the walk that accompanies it.  The majority of participants were partaking in the walk, but the 5K was well-attended too.

The course was 2 loops around Washington Park, starting and finishing at the Washington Park Lake House.  The course had a few mild inclines, but overall was a fast course with nice scenery.  I was running at a good pace and felt good for the majority of the race.  I must have been feeling pretty good since I won the women's race.  It was too bad that the course was a little short, because this definitely could have been a PR race for me.  According to my watch, my finish time was 20:03 and my official finish time was 20:05.

I haven't run a 5K in awhile.  It was nice to get back out there and tackle this shorter distance.  It's still not my favorite distance (that's either the 10K or the Half Marathon) but I don't hate it as much as I used to.  It's nice to have a race that doesn't take up a whole day or a whole weekend!

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