Free to Breathe 5K

I am writing this from a Korean Spa.


JeJu.  It’s really the only way to recover from a 5K!  I also used it to recover from Tough Mudder.

No, there isn’t a happy ending.


The race was the Free to Breathe 5K.  It was a very, very hilly race through an Atlanta neighborhood called Virginia Highlands.

Despite the humidity and hills, I nailed a PR!



  • Distance – 3.14 miles
  • Time: 23:06
  • Average Pace – 7:21


1st place in my age group and 5th overall!  The fastest female finished in just over 19 mins.  Crazy fast.



Which clearly deserved a hearty breakfast from Osteria with my friend Jessica.

The omelet was good, but the grits were icky soupy.  In my omelet: red pepper, onion, spinach, basil, and a side of pomodoro sauce.  YUM.


Back to the sauna I go!

What are you doing this weekend?

Can any of you run a 19 minute 5K?  How?!


  1. says

    Great job! You should do the Vinings Downhill with me and Jason on 9.10. I mean, if you can do a hilly 5K in this time, imagine how fast you’d be able to run a mostly downhill course.

  2. says

    Congrats on your race!! You seriously rocked it! Whenever I hear of the winners placing anywhere from 16-19 minutes I’m always thinking “I can’t even imagine going that fast…” haha. Of course, I think that with 23:00 times, too 😉

  3. says

    Wow, congratulations on your fabulous finish – 1st in your age category – that’s really fantastic!! (who cares about soupy grits when you can run your butt off! :))


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