Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Birthday A! & race recap

Today is my little A's 9th birthday.  Sniff, sniff

Here he is at 5

Almost 9 (Taken July 4th) 

As much as I didn't want to get up at the ass crack of dawn on Saturday I did.

 We dropped the kids off at my in-laws and drove to the park. I didn't think to ask anyone anything about the course. All I knew is it was a mostly trail run. I went in planning on walking and walking I did. I started out last but then passed 3 women sometime in the first half mile. I did have on map my ride with walking selected but I forgot to turn on my gps till after I passed the ladies. I had no idea there was so much uphill in this course.  Ugh!  Final time was 1:10  I was number 71 of 72. Turns out only one of the three women were registered.

We went out to breakfast with hubby's running friends. Then home to shower then rushed to purchase party supplies. Monday afternoon we decided to throw together a last minute family party for A. Since the kids were already at the in-laws and other family was coming from Fruitland Park we had it at their house. Inflatable slide/pool set bought on clearance at Target last year and water guns completed the fun. 

Two days later and I am still sore. LOL It is a good sore though as I know I earned it.

This was my third 5K but the other two were on pavement with minimal inclines. I encourage anyone who has not done their first 5k to sign up for one. Do some googling for one in your area on a good date and sign up! The money is typically for a good cause/charity and tax deductible I believe.

I am not a competitive person and I go in knowing I will probably be last. It helps take some of the pressure/sting out of coming in last when you expect to.  :)


  1. Happy Birthday to A! Congratulations on your 5K, I think you did awesomely! You're right, you earned that soreness, so smile when it hurts. I would love to do a 5k (and undoubtedly come in last) someday, but I can hardly stand, let alone walk for one minute without being in pain. I need to start moving and building up some endurance. Great job!

  2. Sounds like A had a fun family party. Water guns must have been a big hit esp in the heat!
    Congrats on finishing the race :) You did great for only walking!

  3. Congrats!! I think I wouldn't worry so much about being last as I would worry about being soooo far behind everyone that they would be all cleaned and packed up before I ever finished. haha

    and Happy Birthday A!!

  4. Well done on the walk. I have done a 5k and a 10 k. Doubt I could do it again right now though.

  5. What a cutie! My youngest turned 9 this month too. What a great age! Very cool about the 5K. You should be proud.

  6. The years fly by and little ones grow bigger .....

    Well done on the 5K

    All the best Jan

  7. Not last! Yay! I did a race in May where one person finished behind excited to be not last! Congratulations on your THIRD! 5K you are amazing!


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