This weekend I participated in my first official 5k race benefitting the Pittsburgh Pirates Charities. It was a beautiful morning for a race, a tad chilly, but the sun rise was so gorgeous to watch. It was a last minute decision that I made to join because I have been having such a hard time getting up and getting motivated to run early in the morning before work. However, I know I’m going to regret not getting any in when in a few weeks I will be running Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Half Marathon to benefit Urban Impact. Plus I just love the Pirates (you’ll see as the spring and summer go on that I’m slightly obsessed). So I figured if I paid to run in a race then I would surely get up early and run. It worked and I even made a new PR at 31 minutes!