Thursday, October 24, 2013

cherokee harvest half marathon and 5k

so last year i ran the half marathon, you can read about it here if you'd like. this year i signed up for the half again, but i didn't train properly. soooo, 5k it was.

cherokee is about an hour away, and honestly, there aren't many 5k's that i'd drive that far to run. but this one is well worth the [beautiful] drive. the leaves were all changing and the weather was perfect.


they started the race with a prayer just like they did last year and i really liked that. the course itself was pretty flat, very scenic.

check out all the swag we got:

long sleeved tech shirt, nike N7 tshirt, and a recover brands hoodie that is SO SOFT.


isn't that a pretty medal?

i was pretty happy with my time, all things considered. although i feel like i've been saying that about my running ever since the marathon. which was 7 months ago if you're keeping up. too long ago to still be an excuse! i'm excited to actually prepare for a race and give it my best effort. right now i'm looking ahead to the runthebluegrass half and the flying pig. not sure what race/races i'm doing in Cincinnati, but hopefully i'll get that figured out soon. the last thing i want to do is sign up for too much/too long and do half assed training because my heart's not into it.

so anyways, i HIGHLY recommend this race. either one, they're both great courses and they give out great swag. i always appreciate races that put the racers first and they do everything to make this an A+ event, and a great experience for the racers.


i wore this shirt for the first time and it was bittersweet. i bought it last year when sherri was still with us and planned on wearing it and sending her a picture. i know she's smiling down on me, but man i miss her a lot.

10 comments:

  1. Awesome medal! I think we should meet up half way between each other and run a race together!

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    1. i completely agree! have you ever done the strawberry plains half or the knoxville half? how close are you to nashville? i want to do their ragnar next year!!

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    1. i have worn the sweatshirt almost every day!!!

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  3. Love the hoodie, and the medal!! And you know I love that shirt :)

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  4. Hey! I happened upon your blog by accidently clicking on it from another blog....,does that even make sense? Anyway, where are you from? I live in Frankfort, KY and am doing Run the Bluegrass in the spring too! This race looks awesome....love the medal!

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    1. hey jules, i am in asheville, NC now but i grew up in harlan, KY and went to school at UK for 8 years! small world!

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  5. I will be at Run the Bluegrass March '14 and thinking about the Pig as well!

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    1. yes!!! it'll be great to see you again!

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  6. This race has the best swag. I'm sure Aunt Sherri was right there with you.

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