Monday, January 21, 2013
MLK 5K Trail Mess
On a whim we signed up for the MLK Day Keep Moving Forward 5K and 10K Trail Run sponsored by Metro RunWalk. We had never done any events with them before so we didn't quite know what to expect. The race price was really cheap, and they had cute long sleeve t-shirts with this great slogan on the back “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. We didn't really have anything planned for our Monday off. We needed to get some miles in, and it seemed like a fun thing to do with the kids. The other attraction of this race was that it was in Wakefield Park which is the site of one of the Backyard Burns. We had never run this trail so this was a great low pressure way to check it out. Let's just say that the best part of this race was the t-shirt and the post-race soup and bread. It was around 33 degrees at the start of the run at 9 am so pretty cold, but we were all ready to go. The kids were even excited to get out on the trail and were high energy.