Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Halloween 5K Run & Tot Trot

A few weeks ago I ran in a Halloween 5K and the big kids ran in a Tot Trot.  Well, they sort of ran in the Tot Trot, at least poor Henry did.  I say poor Henry because when all was said and done, while on our way home I realized that he wasn't just being shy around his little school friend Grace, he wasn't feeling well.  Bad parenting moment there, when you realize that you just pushed your kid to run a half mile race, {all the while wondering why he was the last runner at almost five because by the running in the house you know he can run faster} only to find out he was sick and spent the next two days on the couch.  Yah, great parenting.  But look at these pictures, does he look sick? 

How about Karley?  Well, she didn't run to far and I ended up piggy backing her across the finish line.

Me, well I had a PR of 26:26 for a 5K.  I was super excited until somebody with a fancy schmancy Garmin said there was no way that was 3.1.  Bummer.  My take on that, well, it's down on the record books as a 5K so how about I just take the 26:26?  Thank you, I will! 

I almost forgot, I also won my class and received a nice Halloween medal.  The playing field is a little less competitive when you are in your 40's.  At least for this race it was! 


  1. OH, you're a great mama!! It's so hard to tell that first day when it's first coming on. It's not til they are wiped out on the couch where I go.."what's wrong? Do you have a fever?"

    Yay mama for running in it and you should get extra points for piggy backing it!!

    (Gosh, you are so beautiful!)

  2. Way to go on your race! And yes, poor Henry, but trust me we ALL do it. I win the bad parent award quite regularly these days.



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