Sunday, September 21, 2008

Our race report

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.






7 comments:

robison52 said...

Congrats on the HUGE 5k personal record by a whopping 5 minutes too!! Hmmm, your hands seem to be very loose, which isn't totally bad as it shows your arms are relaxed, worst would be your hands in a tight fist. MissyMiss photo is so very precious, you'll need to get that one framed! You are a great role model for your children. Need to get Daddy to join the fun too.

Shannon said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Congrats on your race!

Your kids are too cute!

Tanya said...

Great race! And a big WOOHOO to you on the pr. Yup, I agree with Bruce, the pic of your daughter is frame worthy!

grandma1 said...

You both did a great job. Keep up the good work.

Treina said...

Well done Sarah! This is great to catch up with what you are doing from 'across the pond'! Can't wait to show William when he gets back from school. Amelie went to preschool today wearing her pumpkin hair clip that 'Missymiss' mom made for me' - too cute!
Miss you.

Dustie Jo said...

Awesome job on the 5k! Great time and great improvement! You should be so proud! Your little ones are so cute!! :)

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