Boordy 5k Recap!

Let me just start with the most exciting part…I placed 3rd in the 30-39 age group! PS this is a huge deal to me because I never place :-).

Chip Time: 22:05
Gun Time: 22:07
Pace: 7:07
Overall: 37 out of 657

The race began at 6 pm, so we headed to Boordy Vineyards around 4:45. They had volunteers to show people where to park and there seemed to be more than enough room for the 800 registered runners ( race registration was capped at 800).

At about ten til 6, they let everyone line up at the start line. I was brave and got right up front…I knew that I didn’t want to have to weave in and out of people. The race started right on time at 6 pm and we were off running. Here is a view of runners crossing the starting line. Looking good Michele, Matt, Kim, Alison, Andrea, Katie, and Brittany!

Photo from Charm City Run

The course started on a field, then made a sharp right turn onto some gravel, then back to grass, and finally onto the road. Since my Garmin never started, I’m not sure how long we ran on the grass/gravel but I’m guessing about a half a mile? Anyways, it was an out and back course with about the first and last half a miles spent on the field and the middle portion was on the road with some rolling hills.

It was tough from the very start. By the time I hit the road, I was struggling for air and I was convinced I would have to slow down or stop. I put mind over matter and gave myself a pep talk and kept running as fast as I could. I crossed mile 1 at 7:05 and mile 2 at 14:15. This picture was taken between miles 2 and 3 and I just couldn’t even pretend to be happy at this point.

Photo from Charm City Run

Thank goodness the finish line came when it did. I was spent. I can honestly say that I went as fast I could in the moment…the 2nd place woman in my age group passed me in the last .2! I crossed the finish line in 22:07 gun time and 22:05 chip time. PS this was way better than I thought I could do :-).

Ice cold bottles of water were provided at the finish line along with an assortment of cheese, bread, crackers, grapes, and sodas. I took some food but couldn’t think about eating until about an hour or so later. Chris did have this waiting for me when I was done and I enjoyed a glass a little later on. BTW, we were given a Boordy wine glass as part of the entry fee. 🙂

I was super excited for the awards because I thought that I had a chance at placing. It was really fun to hear my name called and to see that my hard work is paying off. The rest of the evening was spent drinking wine, listening to the band, and hanging with other friends who ran the race and Chris, my mom, and Annabelle who came to support me.

(Me, Kim, Andrea, and Michele)



It was a really fun race and Charm City Run did a great job!
The night concluded with something that I had gone way too long without.



  1. Running AND ice cream? Two of my favorite things. I’m 35 weeks pregnant and while I eat my weight in ice cream way too frequently, I haven’t gone running since Februrary. I’m itching to get back into it

    • Yay, so exciting! Congrats and I hope you have a safe and quick delivery! That first post-baby run will feel awesome and terrible at the same time! Lol. Enjoy your last few weeks and eat all the ice cream your tummy (and baby) desires!


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