This morning was a combination of perfect race weather and the perfect setting. The Botanical Garden's azaleas and camellias fragrance filled the air as we looped through the woods. It was chilly enough for a sweatshirt, but warm enough for a tshirt during the race itself. I ran a adult best time of 23:08 and placed 1st in my age group. I had planned to take off a few months from any races, but now I'm going to see if I can find another easy 5K in a few weeks. Running helps me mentally and physically and I need the carrot at the end of the stick to get me motivated.