A couple of Saturdays ago, Keli and I ran the Sidney Countryside 10K. It makes you seem very fancy for a second when you tell people you’re running in Sidney. If you aren’t familiar with the CU area, the first thing that comes to mind is Australia. Sorry, we don’t have the cash to shell out running in the land down under.
This race is very different from the Illinois Marathon 10K, but in good ways. They aren’t kidding when they say that it’s a countryside run. We were out amongst the corn and soybeans in good ol’ Central Illinois. It is also much smaller, so if we were fast, we’d probably end up placing. The feeling was so nice and laid back, but still very well organized. Plus the proceeds go towards Agriculture scholarships, which I’m all for.
After the race there was Dairy Barn ice cream sandwiches, watermelon, coffee, bagels and other tasty bread, and door prizes! I won a squirt bottle with a week’s pass to the Savoy Rec Center which I’ll probably never use, and Keli won a really cool quadcopter drone.
If you’re wondering how I did, I did not beat my previous time, but came in around 1:16:30 or so. I’ll definitely be signing up to run it again next year! It was a really fun race.