The kids' race was in two division, under 5 and over 5. Em had to run from goal post to goal post. She was awesome and was smiling ear to ear the whole time. She yelled out the funniest things like, "I'm running!" and "Look at me Daddy! I'm running in the big race!" She ran pretty fast too! I think also she should have won for biggest fan club consisting of Grammy and Bumpa, her Great Aunt Sally and Great Uncle Jim, and of course Daddy! Finish line treats were medals and freeze pops!
Look at that form!!! She's a natural!!!
Then it was my turn. I had forgotten my Garmin which was my first of many mistakes here! I lined up on the starting line and in minutes we were off!!
Things to note in this picture:
~I'm like where's Waldo....clearly the only one who loves America!
~I'm pretty impressed if you look at my quad muscle
~I'm leaning back while everyone else is lunging forward
~The chick with the EMZ-like abs....yeah she won so did the dude in the purple
Well the first mile came up and I realized that I was still hanging with the first 15 people....major mistake in 80* weather to sprint the first mile! We finished it in under 7 minutes and my stomach promptly seized up! We're talking couldn't breathe, move, talk, nothing. I stopped a second to walk and contemplated walking home but I am NO quitter! We came upon almost 2 miles and I asked the woman next to me for the time....13 minutes....ummm ok! Mile 3 sucked as much as the rest especially since I figured my chances of getting anything close to an ok time went out the door. I kicked it to the end and fought back the puke....there were people watching and all! I made it in in 24:58....no pr but enough to squeeze into 3rd in my AG and a bronze medal! Thanks to my hubby who hung around with me to wait for my medal!
Finish line pic. Here's what to notice:
~I wanted to beat the pink chick and wicked tall guy SO bad....no go
~What is up with my form????
~This picture is what has sparked me to eat only celery for the next three months! I worked SO hard to lose all that weight and I feel like this picture has shown me I've taken one giant step BACK!
~Although I look like it I did not puke!
Although it is hard I am seeing this as a positive and a race I would love to do again. The highlight of the night most definitely was seeing Em race and how extremely proud she was of herself!!!
Mommy and Em numbers and medals!
I also did this as part of the Independence Day Virtual 5k!!! Thanks again to Marissa at Lets Move it Mommas for hosting this great race!!!