To run or race the Monte Sano 15K

This running thing is getting more and more fun. For now, I just consider these runs “events,” not necessarily races. The only person I am truly competing against at this point is myself.

The Monte Sano 15K is an excellent event to simply run OR race. Photo credit: We Run Huntsville

Take Saturday’s Monte Sano 15K, for instance. It was my first official event of this distance. I knew there would be people in front of me and I knew others would fall behind me. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but delighted in the cooler morning temperatures at the higher altitude, along with the beautiful scenery across the mountain.

Much to my surprise, I tackled most of the rolling hills on the course. My butt muscles were tight — even sore — but I knew I was getting stronger and that weakness, as they say, was leaving the body.

I am not sure how many runners participated, but I know I was the 213th person to cross the finish line. While I haven’t seen the official times, I believe mine was around 1:38. Since it was my first 15K, it is automatically my PR. The bar has been set.

Next year, I plan on participating in the Monte Sano 15K again. If I keep up my training and continue building my distance, next year I might actually be racing someone other than myself!

About minndixiemom

I'm a Minnesota native with an Alabama heart, reflecting on the past while looking toward the future. My husband, David, and I landed in Huntsville in the late 90s through my former career in TV news. We have two amazing girls, Serina and Sophia, whom we are raising with God's guidance and grace. Besides faith and family, my passions include writing, walking, mental health, and recovery. By day, I'm the Director of Development for WellStone (another passion), North Alabama's largest and most comprehensive mental healthcare provider.
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