Last year's Run Molalla Series was so fun that we signed up again for 2016! The three-race series includes the Freedom 5K, which leads the Molalla 4th of July "Giant Street Parade".
Thank goodness it was cooler than last year's nearly 100 degrees!Brad's awesome eagle socks:
Sisters in tutus!
We took off about 9:20 a.m. after the presenting of the colors and the National Anthem by a Molalla local.
I never intended to run fast, but that's how it goes some days. My first mile was 8:14, followed by an 8:07! The last mile is a steady, gradual uphill, and I slowed a bit to 8:44. After the gravel and grass (through a tunnel of American Flags!!), I kicked for all I had and finished the last .09 at 7:19.
My TomTom had me at 25:51, an 8:21 average. But my official time was 25:45 - an 8:18 average. My PR... 8:17!!!!!!!!! So frigging close. Like, 3 seconds close. Dangit.
Brad and I finished first from our group and then grabbed pics as they came in. This lady rocked my 4th of July world!
Eryn on the home stretch:
Happy family :)Happy friends :)
Happy Woods :)
Lynn graduated from Molalla High School in '84!
Such a great race! I think we'll be back :)