So, I'm getting excited because my first 5K is right around the corner. I've been training for a few weeks now and have transformed myself from a total couch potato to a slightly more athletic couch potato. Just this past weekend, I hit the 5K mark on my weekend runs which means I'm READY!
Cool Out of Hibernation bear logo from 2009's race
The 5K I chose is the Out of Hibernation 5K in Portsmouth, NH on April 14th. I chose this 5K for a few reasons. First and foremost, my Masonic Lodge, St. John's #1 in Portsmouth, puts this race on every year. Being Freemasons, just about all the events we put on are for charity. This race is no exception. All proceeds go to a great cause, the Seacoast Family Food Pantry. Second, it's early in the season. I feel like if it was later in the season, I would be less motivated to train for it as temperature would be much higher (I hate running when it's hot out). Finally, it's in the beautiful town of Portsmouth. There is nothing more scenic (in this area) for a run than historical, downtown Portsmouth.
The Out of Hibernation coarse map
So, if you're not doing anything on April 14th and feel like running for a good cause (registration is only $18 online), this event may be right up your alley. I hope to see you there!