Friday, March 9, 2012

The Sundown Dash is in the works!

Yesterday started out on the right foot.  I went to bed early Wednesday night and woke up somewhat early Thursday, went to work to drop off a couple of checks around 7am, then decided to go turn in the event application for the Sundown Dash to Leisure Services.  Sundown Dash is the race that will be replacing the Twilight run this year in Janesville.  The people who ran the Twilight run were unable to continue the event this year, so Tawnya and All Season Runner wanted to take the event over to keep the fun run in the community.  So far step 1 down, we picked a new name, and have submitted our application.  We will be on the agenda March 26th for City Council to vote on.  Cross your fingers there are not any questions and it is approved! Step 1 down, many more to come! I'm very excited to be working with Tawnya and Steve on putting this race together.

Mark your calenders July 25th 7pm Monetery Park

After e-mailing Tawnya and Steve the good news that the application was submitted, I decided it was going to be a great day, the sun was shining and I was in a great mood already!  I'm glad I had the positive attitude yesterday because I encountered some negative feedback from a customer and was able to turn it around with some compromising.  The continued to go well, so I told myself I was going to rock the run tonight.  6pm came around and we took off on a "pub run" from Orileys.  I started off running with Laurie and Aaron, then Jacky and John were running with us.  Jacky turned around to get 4 miles in, so I ran with John.  I was feeling pretty great the whole time.  I ran 5 miles in 46:42 (probably a little further actually, my garmin was slow to start). That's an average pace of 9:19, a personal best for 5 miles :)

It's amazing what a little postive attitude can do, I thought it was going to be a good day, and it was.


  1. Sounds like a good day! I'm excited that you are all working together to keep that race going. It was my first race so I'm going to try my hardest to run it! We'll see if I've improved :D It's amazing how a good day can make you feel! Glad your run went well! YOU are getting faster!!

  2. Thanks Jess! I know how you feel about being loyal to that first race you ever did. Mine was the pancake 5k, and I plan to attend for the 3rd time this year :o) Watch out Kenosha, we are going to be some fast half marathoners!