Today, I ran the Becca Pizzi 5k. This was my first time running this race. The race took place in Belmont Massachusetts. Becca is an amazing runner, and the first American Woman to finish the World Marathon Challenge (7 marathons, in 7 days, on 7 continents). She averaged a 3-hour 55 time over the course of the event and beat all the female competitors. The money from this race goes to athletic seniors from her high school heading to colleges.
I arrived at Belmont High School half hour early to pick up my bib number and stretch. There were over 300 runners from all over Massachusetts there. The weather was very humid and hot. It was a difficult run, but I was able to complete all 3 muggy slow miles. There were lots of runners, including myself taking walking breaks throughout the race. To get through the race, I focused on enjoying the neighborhood scenery and cheering other runners on. Then I was done. Another 5k in the bank.
Despite the heat and humidity, it was a fun morning.