Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cupcake Classic Virtual 5K

The fabulous Jess of Run With Jess, hosted a virtual 5k this past week.  Today is the last day, so hurry and get that run in!!  After your run, treat yourself to a cupcake!!  I'd love to say that I got my run in, but... I walked it.  No worries!  Jess is an equal opportunity virtual run/walk/crawl host!!

If you've read my last post, you'll know I was just getting back into the running groove after a summer hiatus.  Well, that ended five weeks ago when I injured my back.  I've been out of commission and am just now slooowly working back into being active.  So, my 5K was a walk, not a run, but it was glorious!!  I decided to take my favorite trail and enjoy the beautiful day that Southern Wisconsin was dishing up yesterday.

The trail is open at parts, and covered with leaves and down tree branches in others.  My favorite part however is:

 The downhill that leads to the creek!!  So pretty.  A little slick due to the leaves, but not as bad as I was afraid it was going to be.  The only problem with this awesomeness is:


 Luckily there is a handy bench a little bit before the climb in case you need a rest ;)  

All in all it was a beautiful day.  I took my time and stepped carefully.  ( I may have even run for a few minutes!)  I took lots of pictures, which I tend not to do when I am running, because I hate carrying my phone in my hand.  I saw birds and squirrels and evidence of other wildlife:

Do you see the tiny deer hoof prints above?  And notice, the sand... This is Wisconsin, but for some reason, we have some sandy soil and I've seen Cacti growing close to the River!  This beautiful state is a study in contrasts :)

 So I leave you with this not so attractive self portrait and evidence that I am a slooow walker (even though I ran a little).  Oh well.  I did it and I'm proud!


p.s.  GO PACK!!!


  1. Best to take it easy when you're recovering..although a 5k isn't taking it that easy! Well done.

  2. Nice job on your 5k! Sorry to hear about your back... hope you continue to recovery quickly and can build back up.