Matt and I have decided to run 12 in 12: 12 5ks in 12 months. We started today with the 100% Irish for a day 5k around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. It was a slightly drizzly day but much better than I expected.
Due to melting snow, there were a few bottlenecks that kept me from my goal of a sub-40 minute. As you can see below, it was also quite crowded (can you find Matt in the first picture?). But I still had fun, and I clocked in at 40:50, which is good enough for me as we kick off this year's 5ks. Matt rocked at 23ish (the race wasn't chip timed) and then patiently waited for me.
And as befitting an Irish 5k, there was beer at the end. I gave mine to Matt (not a fan of the bittering hops), and I enjoyed his shamrock cookie.
All in all, a good day and a great start to our 12 in 12.