Running Through Deployment Race #9: Sailin’ Shoes 10K

Sailin' Shoes 10K Starting Line MilliGFunkOn Saturday morning, I ran the Sailin’ Shoes Run for Fun 10K in downtown Colorado Springs. The race is organized by the Colorado Springs Grand Prix of Running. Grand Prix also organizes two of the other races I’ve run since Nick has been gone: The 5K on St. Patrick’s Day and the Take 5 in the Garden 5-Miler.

This race was well organized, and it may have been my favorite of the Grand Prix races so far. The course took us down some pretty, tree-line, residential streets I’d never run before, the weather was nice, and as an added perk, I really liked the design of the race shirt.

Overall, it was a good race day, and it was inspiring to realize that Sailin’ Shoes’ finish line was the ninth one I’ve crossed in the first 16 weeks of Nick’s deployment.

The “Running Through Deployment” race breakdown to date:

  • Two Half Marathons
  • One Ten-Miler
  • Two 10Ks
  • One 5-Miler
  • Three 5Ks

The Sailin’ Shoes 10K was a good race. Now, though, it’s time to shift gears to race #10 and half marathon #3 of “Running Through Deployment”: The Slacker Half Marathon in Georgetown, Colorado this weekend.

Wish me luck!

Sailin Shoes 10K MilliGFunk

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