Since our zoo is within walking distance...ok, maybe not quite walking distance, but close enough one could walk if necessary...I figured I would run to the race, do the 3.1 miles, then run home and be right around my six miles.
Weather that morning was perfect for running but a little cool for kiddos sitting in strollers. I worried about the boys so I layered them up and tossed a blanket over them which was fun in a not fun way because they really got a kick out of kicking the damn thing off and watching it get tangled in the wheels of the stroller. Blergh. I FINALLY got the boys ready and out the door just before 7:30AM and as we walk/ran I watched the clock tick down closer and closer to the start time. I realized there was a very real possibility I would not make it to the start before 8AM.
So I sprinted there.
One thing I am super pissed about, somehow my hand bent in a particular way and I paused the timer on my Garmin so my second mile, when I was REALLY booking it to the start line only registered as .34 of a mile. I didn't notice it until I was almost as the starting line. Boo to that, it would've been nice to see how fast I was going!
Thankfully, I made it to the starting line just after the race started. The fast people in front were flying by so the boys and I hung out until we saw walkers then we joined the pack.
Now after sprinting the almost two miles to the start, my legs were having NONE of it. The boys and I did pretty well, we stuck to the back of the pack and tried to stay out of the way of people who were seriously running. At the end I let the boys get out of the stroller and run across the finish line which they loved. The time clock read 46 minutes and change. Not sure about my official results, but probably just under 45 minutes.
After that, getting them back in the stroller was a challenge. The main road the race started on was still closed because of the 10K so I let them get out of the stroller and run along it until it was re-opened.
|Way in the distance you can see the tail end of the 10K runners|
Our post race picture:
Hope you had a great weekend!