Pike’s Peek 10K Race Recap

I know, I know. It’s been so long since my last post that I’m sure some of you are wondering what’s going on. Well, buckle up because there have been a lot of changes since my last post!

First change: I got a new job! I now work for a company that designs corporate wellness programs, which is more related to my Masters program. So that’s exciting!

Second change: Mal and I got a puppy! Meet Brady (he’s being nice with his cat-brother Tinsley):


For more professional pictures, take a look at these pictures taken by our awesome wedding photographer, Melissa Manzione.

Third change: I just graduated from my program at American University, so I am now officially a Master of Health Promotion Management!

Ok I think that’s it. It’s been a busy few months! I figured since it had been so long since my last post I would go back to an old favorite: the race recap. And it just so happens that Mal and I recently ran the Pikes Peek 10K.


We had a beautiful morning. The sun was shining and it was a perfect temperature for a nice downhill course from the Shady Grove Metro into Rockville, MD.  Mal graciously put up with my picture-taking:


She LOVES the 10K distance, and I agree with her: it’s a great distance to run. You get a great workout and your day isn’t half-over when you finish. We did really well and crossed the finish averaging about an 8:50 minute-per-mile pace.


We had a busy day planned too, so we had to rush to get home for Brady’s puppy kindergarten and then a fun play-date with his fellow 5 month-old golden retriever, Carson. Needless to say, he was exhausted after all that running. Which was great because he slept like a champ that night!

Next race is the Fredericksburg Historic Half with my sister, Em. It’s her first half marathon and I put together her training plan back in January, so I’ll be glad to take at least some of the credit for her success next weekend…! She’s already CRUSHED the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler (Mal and I ran with her) back in early April, and she’s been sticking to her training plan. Let’s all wish her good luck. Good luck sis!

I’ll be sure to post something in the meantime, but keep an eye out for that race recap soon after the race ends 🙂


About Tommy Openchowski
Planning worksite health promotion programs and using my Masters in Health Promotion Management, Certificate in Nutrition Education, and CHES Certification as my knowledge base. I've run four marathons and am constantly trying to find road races - of any distance - to keep myself moving. I love trying new foods and new recipes and figuring out why the foods I eat are good for me and ideal fuel for my running. My goal is to use this blog to share my love for living a healthy life to my readers.

2 Responses to Pike’s Peek 10K Race Recap

  1. Jennifer Flynn says:

    What’s the new job Tommy? Congrats!

    • Hey Jennifer! Thanks! I am working at LiveHealthier, a company based in Bethesda that designs, implements, and evaluates workplace wellness programs for clients across the country.

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