Sunday 13 December was the 5K Somerville Jingle Bell Run. I did this race last year and it was terrific. This year, I was determined to join in the fun and dress more creatively. Last year there were some great costumes, and it was hard to believe that these could be topped. However the costumes this year were phenomenal! These were not hastily tacked together numbers, but wonderfully imaginative costumes. I am waiting for the photos and will post a few to this blog.
It was fairly cold last Sunday, and I had been to a party the night before. I awoke feeling a bit out of sorts with a very upset tummy. Still, I could not miss out on the fun and decided to race anyway. I only ran once last week, as we had friends from Geneva visiting, and I was having very late nights!
My time for the race was 28:58, and I placed 104/321 in my age group and overall 2132/5500 competitors. It's not a great time, but I'll take it. It was a good race and I enjoyed it. Next year I'll try shaving 5 minutes off my 5K time. In fact, I'll use this race as the starting point and see if I can do it by the time of next year's Jingle Bell Run!