The annual Franklin Classic is a wonderful Labor Day 5K and 10 K race in downtown Franklin, Tennessee benefiting the ministry of Mercy Children's Clinic. It was the first race I ever ran--three years ago. Today, it was the first race Karen ever ran. What a blast! We decided to enjoy the atmosphere--and there was plenty of atmosphere with nearly 3000 runners of all shapes, sizes, and abilities participating. So, we just settled into a very comfortable, easy pace and took it all in.
It would have been nice to start the 5K a little earlier! The 10K runners started at 7AM so the 5K didn't get off the mark until 8:30. Nevertheless, the weather was unseasonably cool even at that late hour. Thus, we were able to enjoy the run from start to finish in relative comfort.
It was such a huge accomplishment for both of us to actually be able to cross a finish line together.
Next up: September 10, Together We Can 5K at Belmont University in Nashville. A rare evening run--to benefit the Feed America First foodbank.