Mother’s Day 5k

Happy Mother’s day to all you mamas!

My day started out bright and early with a Mother’s Day 5k.

We woke up about 6 am and got to the race about 7:45 am. I waited too long to use the porta potties and had to stand in line for 20 minutes. I just finished up right as the race started. Talk about perfect timing.

Unfortunately, I forgot my headphones and watch, so I had no way to time my walk/run ratios. I ended up counting minutes in my head during the race. Yes, I counted to 60 over and over again for the whole entire race. I ran for 3 minutes and walked for 1 minute. Except, I usually count slow, so it was probably more like 4 minutes to 1 and half minutes.

The course was very hilly. I’m not used to any hills, so it was hard on my calves.

Sue and Marlene are super speedy, and had to wait for me to cross the finish line 8 minutes after they did. I sprinted my little heart out at the end. They finished in about 28 minutes, and I finished in about 36 minutes. I came in 23rd out of 45 women for my age group, so I didn’t so that bad.

The kids colored me signs of encouragement.

There was tons of post race goodies.

After the race, we went to Egg Harbor for breakfast with my grandparent’s and in-laws. We had to wait a long time, and I was starving by the time we sat down.

I really wanted to order a giant unhealthy breakfast, but we went to Whole Foods for dinner last night, and I ate a lot, so I stuck to a healthier breakfast.

At Whole Foods last night, I had blackened fish tacos, fries, and a salad. I still haven’t used my WF gift card for groceries. I’m waiting until I have someone to watch the kids, and have a longer time to really look around. A piece of advice: Don’t take a family of four to dinner at Whole Foods if your on a budget. It cost us $40!

Back to breakfast…

At Egg Harbor, I had two scrambled egg whites, a whole wheat english muffin, and a berry fruit cup. I also stole some bites of Danny’s potatoes. The potatoes are the best part.

Danny and the kids got me some awesome Mother’s Day gifts. A Nine West purse that I maybe emailed Danny a link to, and a new yoga mat with a strap. Yay!

My mom, brother, sister-in-law, and niece are coming over in a bit to cook out on the grill. Have a great day!


Filed under Breakfast, Family Fun, Fitness, Fun

8 Responses to Mother’s Day 5k

  1. Sounds like you had an awesome day!

  2. Shannon clark

    Glad you had a great day. Congrats on your 5k!! And happy Monday!!


  3. Congrats on your 5k Finish! I love Egg Harbor! I used to love their scrambles. I love Nine West purses AND shoes!

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  5. Amy

    Look Like you had a great mothers day

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