The past 13 weeks have found me taking 13 different trips, some for work, some for the campaign, and thankfully, several for fun.
With so much to process, both in my mind and in Lightroom, I was glad to find a few minutes to work on the photos from my first ever 5K event.
Many of you are runners, or have participated in a 5K before. I’m a pretty physically active gal, but you know me … if I have a few extra minutes, I can usually be found on the bike and / or with my camera. Together with my friends Amy, Lisa, Connie, and Sherry, I participated in a 5K in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I walked, ran, skipped and danced my way through the course, although to be honest, most of the running occurred when I was trying to catch the following images.
We started off early, in fact we walked to the race course in the dark.
The music kept us moving and the sights of the people kept my camera busy.
As you can tell, the Diva theme extended to a lot of pink, and many tutus! Even the gentleman holding this sign was wearing a tutu.
Boas and tiaras were given out as we neared the finish line.
We were offered water by the Diva Entourage,
but once across the finish line we were toasted with champagne.
Beer was also available.
As the 5K runners / walkers finished, the 1/2 marathoners were still on the course.
As each 1/2 marathoner crossed the finish line, she was met by the cheers of the crowd and the announcement of her name. I felt such pride for these women. For their preparation, their endurance, and their success. I was inspired.
Because indeed … you don’t have to go fast, you just have to go.