Got up a bit early to have a cup of joe and take Moxie out for a couple of miles before our family headed up to the foothills for the Memorial Day 5 mile race. Got in about another 0.5 mile warmup with Justin before the race (he did the 1 mile race).
About 125 people in the 5 miler, Gray and I took off hard for the first mile, including a bit of a climb then a good downhill. From the getgo I knew something was off but still went with Gray. About 1.5 miles in, he started to really pull away as my hips were not really ready for a fast run today for some reason. Gray kept pulling away and my hips kept getting tighter. At the start of mile 4, they were really screaming and my back yelled too which then caused a side stitch about 1/3 mile from the finish so crawled home in 29:02, about 2 minutes behind Gray for second place. Not a good race day for me, but had fun with friends and family.
I finished off a about 2.5 miles more to try to work the kinks out of my hips to no avail.
Splits: 5:23, 5:35, 6:08, 5:42, 6:13. A fun course but challenging with the hills and foothill winds from the south.
Now for a fun day with the family and doing a few chores around the house, then having our friend Deborah over for a BBQ.