Mule Day Kick 5K
This past Saturday was Mule Day in Columbia, TN. That’s right, Mule Day! You know you’re in the south when you have a Mule Day. I guess it’s a pretty big deal. There were festivities all day having to do with mules: a parade, mule shows, mule riding classes, mule seminars, and many other activities that I didn’t have time to stay for. In fact if you really want to learn more you can go to www.muleday.com. Anyway, included in the festivities was the Mule Day Kick 5K. I always need to be training for something to keep me running motivated and consistent. So my friend Wendy and I trained and did the run together. I’m so proud of her! This was her first 5K and she did amazing! I think she even surprised herself because after the race she said she is wanting to find another race to train for… woohoo! It just goes to show that it’s all in the mind. When you tell yourself “you can do it” you most likely can, and if you say you can’t… well then, you can’t! I was a bit bummed the day of the race because my other running buddy couldn’t make it. I was entered in the baby jogger division for the race because I wanted the challenge of running with Liam and pushing the stoller. The morning temperature was pretty chilly and I didn’t want to risk him getting a cold so I left him at home with a sitter. Maybe next time!
When we had finished the race and were on our way back to our cars we caught a glimpse of the finish line, and there was this old man finishing the race with his cane in hand – I was so impressed. I wish I could show him off to everyone just to prove that if this man can finish it with two wobbly legs then most of us don’t have a good excuse not to run. So if you want to join me in training please do! Find a race in your area and go for it. You can do it!