I’m not really much of an athlete. I’ve never really LIKED to exercise at all… But a few years ago I discovered (the hard way) that being active is essential to my health and well-being, so now, I exercise!
One of the things that I have discovered that I really like to do is to participate in 5k races. I’m not fast, I usually finish in the last third of the pack, but I do finish! And for me, the most fun is not the actual running of the race, but the social aspects of the event, and the sense of accomplishment I feel when the race is over.
Another neat by-product of running a 5k around here is the incredible scenery that you’re surrounded by as you run! When I participated in the Runner’s Stampede on July 4, the route took us to Beck Lake, which is a pretty park on the east side of Cody that affords a great view of Cedar and Rattlesnake mountains to the west. Even MORE incredible was the setting for the Meeteetse Wagon Box Social 5k/10k/13k in June – that race was in the Wood River valley near Meeteetse, and was absolutely breathtaking! (The scenery Read More