Last year I took part in my first Mardi Gras 5K in Marietta. The race is hosted by Junior League of Cobb-Marietta and proceeds go towards their projects in the community. The race last year really stuck out in my mind because it started to snow! That is right, part way through the course we were welcomed by snow. I love running races in downtown Marietta because The Square is so beautiful and the neighborhoods surrounding The Square are wonderful.
The course was alright - same as last year except in the opposite direction so all of uphill segments were now downhills. Since the course is not a certified 5K, it actually measured longer than 3.1 miles. It was a 3 loop course with each loop measuring 1.1 miles, so we ran about 3.3 miles total.
At this point, my foot was quite angry at me. As much as I thought about quitting or just walking, I couldn't. This race raises awareness for breast cancer which is a very important cause to me. I thought about everything that a breast cancer (or any cancer at that) patient goes through and that made my foot pain seem so minute. Keeping those that have battled or are currently battling cancer, I kept running. I DID IT! Slowly again, but I did it!
After getting about 6.5 miles done today, I feel confident that despite my injury I can get Princess done in 2 weeks. It is the most magical place on earth, so how can I not make it to the finish at Disney!?!
After the race we were given tickets to the KSU women's basketball game vs. Jacksonville. Inside the game was a buffet lunch hosted by Copeland's. We ended up staying until half-time because at that point we were beat since we woke up at 5:15 for the first race.