On the hunt for a Georgia 5K Run (you have to see the one I found… video below!)? You may already know, but I’m a runner. Not a fast one, but I try to get in at least 3 runs a week, of various lengths. And, I love doing local 5Ks! I actually haven’t done a 5K race recently… but I am on the hunt for my next one! So shoot me a message if you know of a good one!
Running is something I started doing years ago with my mom. I’ve had highs and lows with it.
Injuries and Set Backs
Back in 2019, I went to a trampoline park with my step daughter and thought it looked like fun. Until I snapped something in my foot. I thought it was broken, but the doctor said I just tore a bunch of stuff in my foot. So that put me out of running for a while.
Then, in 2020… Somehow, I broke my foot (the same one I’d injured almost exactly a year before). I had run 7 miles at the Greeneway one Saturday, and my ankle started bothering me. I thought I’d just re-injured that old injury. After a couple of days of unbearable pain, I finally went to see my foot and ankle doctor. He did and X-ray and came back in. He started pressing on the part of my foot just below my pinky toe. And, he asked if it hurt. I said “No.” Then he turned and looked at the nurse and looked back at me. That’s when he said, “Well it’s broken.”
I was shocked. And I was put into a boot for around 6 weeks again. I honestly felt like it started hurting in that spot more so AFTER I was in the boot. But again, I was out of running for a while.
Let’s be honest… the whole “If you don’t use it, you lose it” is so true when it comes to running. Because those few weeks after I was out of the boot, running felt SO hard as I tried to build back up. And for the longest time I was SO afraid of re-breaking it.
My Next Race
All of that to say, I’m back to running about 3-4 times a week. I did the Palmetto Peach Half Marathon back in November (it was TOUGH). Coming up, my next race is the Hot Chocolate 15K in Atlanta on February 6th! A little nervous about that one… since a lot of my running lately has been on the treadmill. I’m praying it’s not FREEZING cold that day!
And again, I’m always on the hunt for a good little 5K around the Augusta area. Then someone sent me this TikTok today… and I have to ask…
Would you do this Georgia 5K run? It’s called the Fig Leaf 5k… Clothing OPTIONAL! Yikes. I even looked it up to see if it’s still an event, and it is! Looks like it’s happening in April! It’s a bit of a drive to Dawsonville, Georgia though… so I’m gonna pass on this one! Haha!