6:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie, lots of other runners out on the Sunnyside path today. Heading to the Christmas Gift 5K to run to honor our friend Amy. (Guide)
We all went down to participate in the Christmas Gift 5k put on by Gray at Bill's Bike and Run. Before the event started, I gave a prayer to remember Amy Thorne, had a moment of silence then release purple baloons to memorialize her. It was a cold and breezy day. Justin, Matthew and I all took off at the front of the race running at marathon pace. At mile 1, Justin had a bit of a lead but then his leg started hurting and I pulled ahead. From 1.25 on, I was running along with Justin and Matthew just behind. At the finish line I was up by about 10 seconds. As I turned to the finish, I stopped, kneeled, said a prayer and stepped off the course in memory of Amy Thorne not finishing her race. Matthew and Justin came through for 1-2.
Stayed around and talked to lots of friends and remembered Amy with all the people runinng in the matching shirts we had made to honor her. A good day.
Katelyn and I started running home, she ran a mile then caught a ride and I ran another mile home solo.