Happy Throwback Thursday everybody! Today I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane. This weekend marks one year since I ran my first, and only, 20k. Its a unique distance, at 12.4 miles, and there aren’t many races out there that offer runners the chance to run a 20k.
On August 17, 2014 I ran the Leesburg 20k. It was my last double digit long run in my half marathon training for last year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon. (And tomorrow I’ll be completing my last double digit long run in preparation for this year’s RnRVB.) Though hilly, I loved the course since it was an out and back and it allowed me to be able to know exactly what lied ahead of me during the second half of the race.
This race is put on by Potomac River Running, a local running store that has a great reputation for well organized races. I’ve run several of their races, the most recent one being the Firecracker 5k on 4th of July. I loved the adorable medal that I received after I crossed the finish line in Leesburg last August, and it remains one of my favorite medals to date.
I had hoped to run this race again this year, but our schedule just didn’t allow for that to happen. Who knows, maybe I’ll be back in Leesburg in 2016, of course with an infant there to cheer me on!
QOTD: What were you doing one year ago this weekend?