Here we are below. :) Today was a 5K for me and MissyMiss's first ever race...a Kids Fun Run! This is a pic of us before the start of the race. It was a beautiful day...sunny and right around 70 degrees.
My 5K started at 1 p.m. It was one of the larger local races and it was my first year running it. The race seemed to be a mix of serious runners and those doing it mainly as a charity event. I was feeling pretty good. I was well-hydrated and had a prerace meal of peanut butter on whole wheat and half of a fruit flat. I ended up running a PR for my adult career....yee-haw! I finished at 28:20. My fastest time before that was 29:15, which was from last month's 5K. My first mile was my slowest, but once I got into a groove I ran fairly well. In high school was fastest was 23:59...so it is something to work towards. Last October, I ran my first 5K after a 12 year break and finished in 33:11. So...I have taken almost 5 minutes off my time , in less than a year...I am definitely happy with that. Below is a pic of me just before the finish line. I was hot and tired (and wet...I can never seem to get the water in my mouth while running... :) ) I have no idea why I am holding my hands like that....I am gonna have to work on that one.
Now...onto the fun run. MissyMiss's race started at 2 p.m. She was a bit bored and tired of waiting, as we had already been there for 2 hours at that point. But, once we got to the starting line she was all business. She had her starting position all practiced. Below is a picture of her during the race. (Note the cute pigtails flying in the wind.) Look at that form!!
At the end of the race, she received a medal that said "awesome" on it and a goody bag. She was very proud of herself and we were proud of her. She then grabbed a banana and an orange juice from the post-race refreshments and we were ready to hit the road. Below is a picture of us at the end of the day. It was a great day for everyone...a PR for me, a first time race for Missymiss and Daddy got to watch both of his girls run.