How are you?
We had quite a fun little morning. Want to hear about it?
(Total side note, My blog is currently showing me an ad for Spanx. Pretty funny. They know me and my love for my Spanx so well. Ha ha.)
So this morning we had a little race. Yes, WE.
The boys, the stroller, Mizuno shoes and Pro Compression socks.
The boys have been asking to run a race in the stroller with me for the past couple of weeks. Judah kept telling me he wanted to run a special race and get a medal. I know I said the last half marathon we did together was our last race with the stroller, but I just couldn’t let these guys down.
I went to bed early last night. Got up early to get my outfit ready.
Papap was lucky chauffer number one of the day so we got to ride down to “the special Valentine’s race” in style.
Good this he doesn’t have a “no eating” rule for car. The boys munched on their Clif Kid ZBars while I scarfed down my oats.
It was a gorgeous morning over the bridge.
You better believe we spotted that Mizuno arc a mile away. I didn’t know Mizuno was sponsoring this race, so obviously I was so excited when I saw this.
Obviously we took as many pictures by anything we saw that was Mizuno all morning.
Heck yeah, I went to the Mizuno tent right away.
I’m not sure they were too impressed, but they were giving away free bags to runners wearing Mizuno shoes. That was pretty cool.
They guy told me this sign means “running”. I didn’t know that. I should though seeing as it’s part of the little tattoo design I want someday. He he.
We met up with my sweet friend Beth. It was her first time running a 10K and she totally rocked it. She’s awesome.
She is also dang smart and wore her Halo Visor. I didn’t because, well, I’m dumb. I regretted it immediately during the race and won’t make that mistake again. Why didn’t I sport my new fashion statement?
Anyhoo…. we got to the start just in time. My attempt to sneak up to the front got us at the back of the pack on the sidelines by a tree. Beth said, “I’m not sure about this “walkers” sign. You’d think they’d have them at the back.” Oops, sorry Beth, that’s where we were. The back. Well, the side of the back.
These guys didn’t care much.
So we were off to a slow start.
Annoying, yes, but it provided some picture taking opportunities.
The majority of the first mile was crowded and really narrow. Not ideal for double strollers. We did not make many friends. Especially when I asked Beth to take our picture and then proceeded to knock over a huge cone that she so kindly put back for us.
Our first mile took around 12 minutes. We were all about making up time the last 5 miles.
Here’s how you do that with a double stroller:
Repeatedly say the following: “excuse me”, “on your left”, “on your right”, “sorry”, “thank you”.
Remember, the stroller goes first. Push the stroller the direction you need to go and then follow it. People will get out of the way when they see the big honking thing coming at them. They may say some not so nice things as you pass, but that comes with the territory.
The course was a little loop that was beautiful along the water. The boys loved all the boats (and trying to pass people).
Luckily when we got back to the narrow part there weren’t many people around anymore.
And heck, before we knew it we were done.
I got 8th place out of 134 in my age group. I guarantee none of them were pushing a stroller though. Ha.
Time- 47:40. Pace- 7:52.
We’ll take it.
We’ll also take a few more pictures by our FAVORITE running shoe brand balloon arch.
It was a fun one friends.
We actually jetted out of there to make it to a little “Sweaty Sunday” workout I taught at Lululemon, but I’ll have to recap that later. We’ve got a little family Valentine’s shindig to go to.
What have you been up to this weekend?
Have you ever run a holiday race?