March 21st, 2023
My First 5K of the Season: “Stepping Into Spring”
Well, it’s that time of year again! I participated in my first 5K run! It was called “Stepping Into Spring.” It was sponsored by health food restaurant Mounds of Nutrition, and it took place this past Sunday on March 19 in Moundsville. Since I work in the Moundsville office, I thought it would be a good idea to support the area where I spend a lot of time, especially since I run/walk around Moundsville on my lunch hour.
It was so cold on Sunday, but it was a fun time. I also didn’t have to worry about safety. The Moundsville Police Department blocked off the event and watched the intersections for all the runners and walkers. They did a great job! I am sure the race participants would agree that being hit by a vehicle was not a concern. Great job guys! I truly appreciate the effort to protect us.
Did I beat my time from other races? No, but it wasn’t too bad. Considering the hills were a killer, it could have taken me a lot longer, so my time was not too shabby. Of course, I haven’t done a 5K for a few years since my son had to stop working out with me because of back surgery. So, it’s a little harder getting into 5K shape by myself, especially since he pushed me to keep going when I wanted to quit! I keep trying though and am quitting less often.
The best part is all the proceeds from the 5K went to the City of Moundsville for park renovations. If you haven’t checked out the sponsor of the race, Mounds of Nutrition, you should! Their address is 305 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. They have shakes, teas and a lot of other items for the health-conscious. They also do cardio drumming. Their Facebook page lists the times and locations. They hold this event all over the area, so if you are interested in a fun way to exercise, there should be a location near you.
Anyway, now that I have my first 5K under my belt, it’s onward and upward for me. All-in-all, I had a good time and it was for a good cause, so win-win. Now I will start looking for my next 5K adventure. I’ll keep you updated on my progress.