Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Yay! I just dropped off my second 5K registration form in the mail today.  I'm talking about the Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston, La.  Did I mention that I consider Ruston as my home? I went to college there and then, back again for graduate school at Louisiana Tech University.  I love that place, that town. There are a whole lot of good nice people there with good ol' Southern hospitality.
I didn't find a map of the route, but it said on the registration form that it loops through the university campus. I am excited. I ran around the campus just once. It was after my days as a student. I ran around the campus after a 5K trail run race at a nearby park.  During that run, I wondered why haven't I started running earlier? There is a wonderful group of ladies I used to work for as a student worker who train for marathons all the time. The campus is also quite pretty.  I am really excited to be able to do this upcoming 5K with at least a friend - the one who got me started running.  This will be our 3rd 5K together and we are looking at doing a half marathon together sometime later in the winter or early next year. I love running with friends.

I'll leave you with some pictures of Ruston, La.

My alma mater makes delicious ice cream and the best skim milk.  I used to get an ice cream cone on Fridays after class. Their skim milk is creamy and yummy - not the diluted kind you get at the store.

A view of the university. In the spring time, we have lots of pretty tulips blooming.
Then, we have lots of roses blooming after that.


  1. Looks like a beautiful town! Way to go for signing up for the race! (Mmmm ice cream...)

  2. Beautiful campus, running races with friends is the best! Good luck!

  3. Looks like a beautiful place to run...good luck!!!

  4. im doing a 5k on the 27th! yay!! it will be fun!! what is your goal?
    ur gonna do so good. with all these hills and intervals that we have been doing, you r gonna rock it. under 30 mins??? i think you can do it!

  5. I'm going to shoot for under 33-minutes, which was my PR from my first 5K. But of course, I am going to really push for under 30-minutes.
    I'm looking forward to our hills tomorrow.


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