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Running Birmingham #5

May 26, 2022

By Kathryn Valencia

Published on: May 26, 2022

Village to Village 10k: Mountain Brook

Yeah, so I used to run marathons, a 10k might be a nice pastime … especially since I’m only running 3 miles every now and then these days :/

This is what the day taught me: A) Age is a real thing, B) Never underestimate training, and C) From sponsors to community involvement, this was one of the most satisfying runs I’ve had in a long time. True I was the caboose of the event, not too many finished after me, but what a great sense of accomplishment and camaraderie, from the locals cheering us on with homemade signs and sidewalk chalk messages, to vendors supplying post-race goodies, to the course itself – just a few inclines, lots of volunteers providing water and traffic control along the way, and a glorious downhill to the finish line. Village to Village 10k has won my heart; now to ramp up to a more regular running schedule and test my skills again next year.

Read about how All Roads Go Back To Running for me in Soul Speak: The Full Story or Soul Speak: Vol. 3. and get your copy on the Shop Page.

1 Comment

  1. jeanne moore

    Loved this. And is so true about practice and age.


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