Fox Trot 5k

5k complete!

Yesterday, my brother and I went to pick up our race packets for the 5k today.

My brother ran into a Trashformer.

Last night for dinner, we stopped at Panera for dinner, where I had my usual. Hello, carbs.

This morning, Danny and I woke up at about 5:45 am to get ready for Fox Trot 5k. The sky was dark and there was some lightening, but luckily the rain held off for the race. The weather was cool, which I was so grateful for. My 5k race last weekend was very hot, and I didn’t run very well.

My dad made sure to take my picture with Ronald McDonald before the race. He even flagged him down, and told him that I needed his picture for my blog. Thanks, Dad.

Baby McCutie was a little unsure about ol’ Ronald.

Danny, Paul, Sue, and I all ran the 5k, and my dad and Crystal walked 2 miles with Baby McCutie Sunshine Happy Face. Everybody did a great job!

I went into the race planning on doing a 4:2 run/walk ratio. And although the course was hilly, I felt good, so I ended up running the whole thing. I did slow down to a light jog for the two minutes that I should have been walking and just picked up the pace for four minutes.

I ended up finishing in 35:20, which is great for me. It’s way better than I did last weekend. If you’re a newer reader of the blog, I have calf problems and plantar fasciitis, so I have a difficult time running. The doctor thinks I have compartment syndrome, which just means my calf muscles are very tight and the blood doesn’t circulate properly.

Baby McCutie Sweet Pie gave me a congratulations hug.

Danny finished with an awesome time at around 24 minutes, and my step-mom, Sue, PR’d with a time around 27 minutes. My brother did great too. And my dad and Crystal walked it out. Walk it out, now walk it out!

The boys got their free beer after the race. Then we headed over to Dunkin Donuts because I was in some desperate need of coffee.

Coffee makes life better. Then we picked up the kids from my mom, who was nice enough to watch them overnight.

Today, we’re having my family over for a cookout, so hopefully the sun will come out! I hope you have a great Saturday!

Questions of the day:

  • Are you a fast runner?
  • What are your favorite running conditions? Flat and sunny? Hilly and cool? Snowy and below zero?
  • Any plans today?

10 Comments

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10 Responses to Fox Trot 5k

  1. Sandee

    Sounds so fun to run with so much family! I am slow…and can’t seem to figure out how to get much faster. Hills I hate…but I think if I can embrace them that will help my speed. Perfect conditions are 55-60. Thank goodness I live in Cali where it is pretty mild :)

    • I’ve worked on trying to improve my times too and it just doesn;t happen. If you find the secret, let me know! I’ve just accepted that I’ll never be a very fast runner. 55-60 degrees is perfect weather!

  2. Nice job at the 5K! I was there doing the 10 Miler! Did you see the guy dressed up as a panda? :)

    I thought this race was really well run and organized. I liked it a lot (despite the hills).

    • Congrats on the 10 miler! That’s great! I did see the Panda. My dad tried to get me to take a picture with him too! This is our third year doing it and I thought it was well organized too.  

  3. Key Master

    Great run Heather Danny, Paul & Gigi!!! And kudos to the two “PB’s” today. Look forward to a great BBQ, Cigar and good company tonight!!

  4. great job! you look fabulous!

  5. Great job on the 5k!!! Congratulations!!!
    I am not a fast runner but I’m building on my speed.

  6. Congrats on the run! I’m hoping to go walking tomorrow if it isn’t too hot. Going to my niece’s baptism and possibly yoga on Monday.

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