I love races. It's the crowd - so many people, (wanting a goody bag), with 1 destination in mind - the finish line! I actually love trying to beat my times, and in this, my 2nd year of running, I have been beating my times - it's just the energy of so many runners!
In the last 6 weeks, I've run 5 races! I think I stretched myself too thin. But I have been so excited about running! Here are highlights of some of the races!
Susan G. Komen - I ran the 5k with Baby Boy and the 1 miler with Baby Girl. I'm so proud of both of them for running! Baby Boy could leave me in the dust, but he doesn't realize it yet! I can keep up with a 12 year old, but when I start running with a 16 year old - he will finish before I even start sweating!
Baby Girl's Girl Scout troop volunteered to cheer on the runners and to hand out medals! The girls got to meet a local (retired) NFL player - Lorenzo Neal. He last played for the Chargers. The girls were very excited!
Baby Boy and I did a relay for the local Half Marathon. 5.5 miles for him, 7.6 for me. We didn't run together since it was a relay, and Baby Boy was not happy about that. But he ran really well - 8:48 minute miles and I was so full of pride watching him at the end of he leg! He loved it! We both got great running shirts, a beautiful medal, and a finisher's sweatshirt! Talk about great swag!! He was so proud of the medal. He ran cross country for his middle school, and never got even a ribbon for his finishes, so this medal was very special to him.
Together we ran the half marathon in 2 hours! So proud of him! I love running with Baby Boy!
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