Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K

I participated in the Sweat Your Thorns off 5K hosted by the (not so) Boring Runner. This was my first run in ten days after getting over the Chest Cold of 2011. It felt good to run again but I knew this 5K was not going to be speedy (not that I have ever run any speedy race but you know what I mean).

I decided to run at Lake Eva Park.


The temperature was actually a cool 80 degrees thanks to the massive thunderstorms we had yesterday. It was still quite humid.


Please ignore how gunky my phone is.

My first mile felt great but I kept it slow with an average pace of 13.09.

I love this park has so many old trees. With all the new development in Florida, it is not something you see everywhere.




It wouldn’t be Florida without some palm trees.



Mile two was slower with an average pace of 13.41.

The nice thing about Lake Eva is that it takes me past one of my favorite places in town.


Mile three was by far the slowest and where the heat started to get to me. It had an average pace of 15.07. I think it will take me sometime to get back into the swing of things after almost two weeks off.


It felt great to run again and I enjoyed participating in a virtual 5K.

Have you ever done a virtual 5K?


2 thoughts on “Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K

  1. What a beautiful area in which to run! I love it when ANY mile feels good. :)I sort of did this 5k…that is, I wrote a report of my imaginary race. I did do a virtual 10k last November, and that was pretty fun.

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