Jingle Bell – 5K – 22:25

Today was the Jingle Bell 5K in our town. It is also our anniversary! Six wonderful years of marriage!

Today’s race day was a wet and chilly one. It was about 44 degrees with a cold light rain and a slight breeze. The rain made it feel colder. I didn’t dress correctly and went with capri tights and a short sleeved shirt. Definitely should have worn a long sleeved shirt or arm warmers. My arms were frozen red by the end.

We lined up and had to wait awhile for the start. The race course was changed from previous years because it was a different part of town. The course was mostly flat with some slight inclines mixed in. We tried to watch our step as we a couple times where there were train tracks in the road going out and back. Otherwise a great course!

Rob and I both PRed! I got 22:25 and Rob got 22:00!!

Afterward we stood in the the line out in the rain that we thought was to get into the hotel instead it was the food line, after ditching that we made our way to the hotel ballroom.

Us after the race, all wet and cold.

I got 2nd in my age group! Me with my medal:

7:13 pace
F 30-34: 2/69
F: 8/468
Overall: 87/861

13 thoughts on “Jingle Bell – 5K – 22:25

  1. GREAT JOB TO YOU AND ROB!! We will all have to meet up and run a race together sometime! Maybe a 1/2?!? 🙂 🙂 So proud of you guys! xoxo


  2. OMG Way to go!!!! That is nearly a minute off of your last one just a few months ago right? So sorry for the lack of attire….you should keep those arm warmers in a running bag.Congrats on an awesome time for both of you, and once again you walk away with an award….I hope you have a room all for your awards.


  3. Happy anniversary! Congrats on getting a PR in the less than ideal conditions.Were they offering filet mignon? No way I would have been waiting in line for food in that weather.


  4. Thanks everyone!! Nicole, what race is on 1/2? Feel free to send me the info. :)Hey Runblondie, I agree. Standing out in the rain stunk. We grabbed our jackets and then got in the line we thought was to get into the hotel ballroom. After waiting around we figured out it was just a food line and made our way around the other side of the hotel for a coffee and find to the ballroom.CJ


  5. Hey Stevi! It was 49 second improvement. I totally should have packed my arm warmers in the car, I don't know what I was thinking, maybe next time I'll remember. :)CJ


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