Today Mia and I decided to run the Farinella 5K at Seton Hall University. We were drawn to this race because of its name – Farinella, which reminds us of our beloved cats, Pharah & Penella. It was also a great opportunity to get another race in before the Maplewood 5K which is coming up in 2 weeks. Plus, it was really cool running around the campus and checking out all of the awesome facilities at our local university.
Well, it turned out a lot better than we even expected. Mia came in first place in the 18 and under category with a personal best time of 26:24. And she is only 12 years old! I also set a new personal record, 19:14, and was first place overall! Once again the GladSoles ruled and we got a lot of great feedback and interest in our unique running sandals. With a starting time temperature of only 61 degrees, it was also a good test in slightly cooler weather. I might have to break out the injinji socks for the next race – we’ll see how the temperature is in mid-October.
If you’re in the area, definitely stop by Seton Hall University today or tomorrow to enjoy some of the festivities of University Weekend. To show our appreciation, all Seton Hall students and faculty get $10 off their GladSoles.
Check out some pix from the event taken by our very own GladSoles photographer, Jennie…