What a magnificent day!!!!!!!! Today was my favorite 5K of all time! The Berne Swiss Days 5K race will be a annual event on my MUST DO list!!!!! I'm not sure what made it so fun - the fact that there were 10 people with me, or if the weather was finally not so insane, or if the route was simple, or if it was the Swiss cow bells ringing to cheer us on (yeah, that was pretty fantastic), or if it was the large enthusiastically cheering crowd all around the route, or if perhaps it was the cordial fellow racers, or if our pace which wasn't setting me up for certain death, or if it was the pancake and sausage breakfast afterward, or something else I can't put my finger on. Whatever "IT" was - IT was certainly a GREAT time!!!! This was my first time and I was so surprised that lil' ol' Berne had a race with over 600 pre-registered participants - that's crazy big!
It was great to bring 2 girls who were new to racing with me. They had a great time and are planning on doing other races. I absolutely am thrilled to share my love of participating in these events with others - and get overjoyed when they like it and will continue to participate in future races.
"L" had practically her whole family there - it was so fabulous! "L's" sister, "K", her daughter, "L", her son-in-law "J", her husband "G", and her 3 grandchildren "A", "T", & "T" were all there either participating or cheering - so fun!!!!!!