In my ongoing quest to keep my New Year’s resolution, I ran my second 5K of the year yesterday. Unlike the first when I ran on a sunny morning along the coast, yesterday’s race was in an athletic field on a gloomy, foggy day. The moisture hung thick in the air and I struggled to keep warm before the race began.
I was surrounded by soccer moms and dads and the kids whose league benefited from the event. I didn’t know a soul and everywhere I looked, people were gathered together like little cliques on the playground. While they chatted away, I made sure my playlist was ready to go with the new songs I had downloaded the night before.
There was something different in the air and I felt a determination that I hadn’t felt at January’s 5K. I was going to run this one all the way through.