Thursday, May 30, 2013

Baltimore Women's Classic 5k

In 2009, I ran my first 5k. I ran the Baltimore Women's Classic 5k in Baltimore. It was a gorgeous morning, seriously. So nice for being the end of June. I ran a speedy 45:25 and passed that darn walker who tried finishing before me. Ha!

When I crossed the line, I received a cold wet towel, a bottle of water, and a rose. It was awesome! I was thrilled I ran the whole thing and that I finished. There was a time or two I wondered about it. More because I wasn't 100% sure if I was going in the right direction! I had thoughts I might wander Baltimore for the rest of my life. Yes, I am that bad with directions.

This race has a special place in my heart. How could it not? My first actual race? Each year, I have been lucky enough to run it and improve my time. It's always a warm morning and the race gets bigger each year. This year, for the first time, they are offering a medal. A MEDAL!!!!! I am not one of those every race has to have one. I am completely content with 5ks not having them. I'm cool with that. I was totally cool doing the BWC without a medal. A race that in my opinion is awesome just got awesomer!!!

Oh hello! How can you NOT love this bling???? I'm going to proudly swagger all over the place wearing that! I'm already in love! I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on it! It totally rocks! I'll stop using exclamation points now.

Did your first race have a medal? What is your favorite race medal?


  1. Congratulations on your 5K!!!! That is some NICE Bling too! I have never heard of a 5K giving medals, so that is pretty neat!! Hang it with pride:)

    1. Haven't run it yet this year, but I am signed up. It's June 23. :) First 5k I ever ran back in 2009. I will recommend this race to ANYONE!