A friend of mine, an ultramarathoner, had warned me that the Firecracker 5K/10K would be challenging. Well, I had no idea. The start gun went off, my feet naturally sprinted towards the front of the line, and then I saw myself face to face with a steady climb laid out in front of me. Wait...I was going to run up there...?
|I finished 3rd Place.|
Refreshed and in high spirits, I began my descend from the hills of Elysian Park, down Stadium Way and under the 110 freeway back to Broadway towards the finish line. Giving it all up, I entered the finish line, finishing 3rd in my age group. Jimmy was right, it was a challenging 5K/10K Run, but oh so worth it!