Two Birds with One Stone… Atlanta 5k

110401-N-HC601-027 SAN DIEGO (April 1, 2011) Sailors cross the line during the first annual Chief Petty Officer Birthday 5K Run/Walk at Naval Base San Diego. The run/walk celebrated the 118th birthday of the chief petty officer rank and was open to Sailors, dependents, civilians, contractors and retirees. (U.S. Navy photo by Candice Villarreal/Released)

If you’re like most Americans, you have a few goals or plans that you want to accomplish in 2016. And I’m right there with you! In fact, during December, I not only planned out (in great detail) my 2016 goals, but also the things I want the most for my life in 3 years, 5 years, and 10 years from now! I took the most important things for 2016 and put them on a vision board. I look at that board every day which helps me stay focused on the tasks I need to be doing in order to accomplish those goals.

I have noticed, however, that I have A LOT that I want to accomplish this year. I’ve decided that in order to accomplish everything I need to “work smarter, not harder”. I’ve had to figure out activities I can do that will work double time for me. Meaning, the activity will help me work towards checking 2 or more things off of my 2016 goals at one time.

One of the things I put on my 2016 vision board was that I wanted to run 150 miles this year. OK, OK, I know that may not sound like a lot to you avid runners, but this is a big deal for me! I also added to my vision board that I wanted to learn more about different neighborhoods in Atlanta. I’ve lived here just over a year now and it’s time to start branching out and seeing what all Atlanta has to offer!

How do I plan on combining my efforts and working towards marking these two goals off together, you ask? Let me show you! What better way to get to know a neighborhood than being in it, right? And while you are out and about, why not RUN?! You see where I’m going?

Atlanta has hundreds, if not thousands, of 5k races all over town each year. So, I’ve done my research and chosen races in a few of the neighborhoods I want to get to know better. Sounds like a win/win to me!

  1. Run Before You Crawl :: Grant Park – Just in time for warmer weather, April 9, 2016 will be the 7th annual race / pub crawl in Grant Park. After the 5k, runners will begin the pub crawl (if you wish) and can visit six of Grant Parks finest establishments J All proceeds from this race benefit the Grant Park Conservancy, Grant Park Parents Network, and the Grant Park Security Patrol.
  1. Kirkwood Spring Fling :: Kirkwood – In Mid May, Kirkwood hosts their annual Spring Fling. After the 5k, check out the BBQ competition and tour of homes. Ticket sale proceeds from the Tour of Homes benefit the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization.
  1. Old Fourth Ward 5K :: Old Fourth Ward – This will be the first annual Old Fourth Ward 5K! The race course for June 18, 2016 has been designed to include Ponce City Market, Historic Fourth Ward Park and MLK, Jr. Historic District. All proceeds from this race will go to Hope-Hill Elementary School.
  1. Atlanta Christmas 5K :: Virginia Highlands – This annual 5K is a popular one! With all runners getting Santa hats and Santa himself starting the race, it’s always a great time. After the race, head over to San Francisco Coffee Roasting Co. to warm up!

If running is on your 2016 goals, maybe I’ll see you there! While there, I also plan on visiting local shops, restaurants, and of course, looking at the houses! I’ll keep you updated as the year goes of my adventures in these neighborhoods!

If Buying and/or Selling a home is one of your 2016 goals, The Peters Company is here! We’d love to meet with you today to set up a timeline that will help you mark those goals off of your list! You can reach us at 404-419-3619 to get started!

Written by Katelyn Sheffield, The Peters Company Transaction Coordinator

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