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A Personal First.... My First 5K!

Exercise has never been particularly compelling to me. I was fortunate to inherit good genes and a healthy metabolism. But as we age, metabolism slows, and Father Time introduces us to a few aches and pains we have never experienced. I wasn't ready to slow down.


A few months ago, I started making small changes. I became more aware of what I ate and made healthier choices, plus I began walking. Yesterday, I completed my FIRST 5K during the Hal's St. Paddy's Day Parade in downtown Jackson! The weather was perfect, and because the scenery was beautiful, I captured a few photos along the way. 

MS Capitol Building

Our state's capital truly has some incredible architecture. Stately trees and blooming azaleas lined our path.

Capitol Building under canopy of trees

You can see from the outfits that dressing for St. Paddy's Day is half the fun! In fact, Hal's St. Paddy's Day Parade is one of the largest celebrations of the year for the Jackson metro area.

Capitol under Renovation

As you can tell from the above photo, the Capitol's exterior is undergoing a major renovation.

Team Shenanigans

Team Shenanigans (my team) won the prize for the largest number of participants. The race benefited Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital (the only children's hospital in Mississippi) and was sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports.


If you'd care to donate to Blair E Batson, kindly visit St. Paddy's Day 5K Charities.


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Ridgeland, MS 39157

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