South Jersey Belle

It's all about the attitude.

Elf n’ Cocoa 5k/2018 Season Recap

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As a last unplanned race to wrap up the season-I ran the inaugural Elf n’ Cocoa 5k. The temperature wasn’t bad for being December, but it was a rainy morning. I was going to give it all I had and really just try to enjoy this last official race of the season. I always get a little uncomfortable toeing the line near the front. I feel that puts expectations on myself to perform.

As I made the turn around I passed my mom and she said I was the 3rd female-overall. Well shortly after I passed the second female and was able to hold that 2nd place spot all the way to the finish. Check out these crazy hair, don’t care running photos!  (HAHA)

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A new PR for the 5k. So pumped to see my numbers getting better even after a long race season! So now lets get to the 2018 race recap!

I’m going to keep this pretty short and sweet. I am blessed to have had an awesome 2018 race season. I continue to improve in my swimming, biking, and running and to me that just shows 2 things-

1-It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks. Go after what you want!

2- How bad do you want it? If you want to improve or get faster it is totally possible. But you and only you have to want it. There’s many times during my runs I say to myself how bad do you want this? It drives me.

I love triathlon and running. I think I would be lost without it, but I also have to give all my love to my family, boyfriend, friends, and team mates who have encouraged me along the way. Thank you for your support it means the world to me. Even though its the off season now and I won’t be racing I’m still training and prepping for an even more fierce 2019 season. I hope you can find that thing that sets you on fire!

Have a great holiday!






Author: South Jersey Belle

Looking for positivity. Eating local. Shopping. Travel. Swim. Bike. Run.

One thought on “Elf n’ Cocoa 5k/2018 Season Recap

  1. I can see you getting faster and more powerful with each race your in! Great work/performance out there.


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