1st Place Panola Mountain State Park 10K!

Race Day At Panola Mountain State Park

This past Saturday I did my first 10K in several years at Panola Mountain State Park. And I came in first…in the men division… in my specific age group… which was small… haha! We had a great time. The course was beautiful and the day was perfect, just a little cool and it warmed up toward the late morning. My fiance’ ran the race with me at Panola, and she loved the park as well. If you are ever in the area please stop by and enjoy the scenic trails or try your luck at casting a line in one of the fishing lakes. Panola State Park is huge and has tons of activities you can find out more about the park here.

Panola State Park Lake

One of the lakes at Panola

The race was put on by Greater Atlanta Athletes organization and they did a fantastic job. They do many races in the greater Atlanta area and you can learn more about them at their facebook page here. It’s always fun getting out to a race and seeing everyone participate. You really get a sense of comradery with the other racers and the satisfaction of completing a goal you set for yourself. It doesn’t matter what time you finish the race in either, just challenge yourself and be happy with what you accomplished. Whether it’s jogging, tennis, hiking, or whatever your hobby is, enjoy yourself and don’t worry about the rest.

Gil & I at the 2016 Panola Mountain State Park 10k pic 2

A few pics from the day…

I did it!


Panola Mountain 10k start line

Starting Line

Fiancee Finish Pic

Fiancee Finish Pic

Vince & I win in our age groups.

Vince & I win in our age groups.


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