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?