Elgin Fox Trot 2014

Yesterday was the annual Fox Trot 5k and 10 miler. This was one of the first 5ks I have ever run and it was my fifth time participating in this race. Unfortunately, I won’t have an official time since I was only able to do the two mile walk because of my hip injury.

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It was definitely hard doing the walk when I am so used to running. I was really debating signing up for the 5k anyway but I knew that wouldn’t be smart so I stuck to the walk. I missed wearing my race bib and crossing the finish line but I know it’s better for my hip.

The one nice part about not running is that it’s a lot less stressful. I didn’t have to worry about the weather and if I should dress in layers. I didn’t have to worry about drinking coffee and water and having to use the bathroom. I didn’t have to worry about my calves cramping up and running as fast as I could.

Instead, I was able to enjoy a nice two mile walk with my dad and niece.

Twinnies!

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Danny ran the 10 miler again this year. He hasn’t been running lately since he’s busy with work but still decided to run 10 miles.

My dad is such a great helper:

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Of course, he did awesome. He finished in 1:27:57. Pretty darn good for not running in months.

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I think he felt a lot better after the race then he did last year. He fueled a little better this time and that helps with recovery. He ankle bothered him a lot last night which is why it’s always important to train for longer distances :)

The 10 miler race started at 7:30 am and the 5k started at 7:45 am. My brother and sister-in-law ran the 5k. It was my brother’s first 5k since getting back surgery about a year and a half ago. He did awesome!

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My sister-in-law did awesome too!

The 2 mile walk started at 7:55 am. My dad usually does the walk and it was my first time walking with him. The weather was beautiful and the walk was nice. My dad sure is a speed walker.

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After the race, my dad, brother, and Danny had their celebratory free post race beer.

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My mom watched the kids overnight since she lives close by and the race started early. We picked the kids up after the race, Danny took the kids home, and then my mom took me out for mother /daughter lunch for my birthday.

We went to a restaurant on a nearby casino riverboat and we got there a little too early so we spent some time in the casino.

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Sadly, we didn’t win anything but we had fun anyway. It’s crazy how fast you can go through money in a casino!

Lunch was delicious – it was a buffet on the riverboat and there was so much good food. I think I had at least two bites of every single thing!

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I loved the salads in the little cups!

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Thanks, Mom, for a yummy birthday lunch!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

 

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9 Responses to Elgin Fox Trot 2014

  1. we had a bunch of our running group there…

  2. Can I come next time? Inviting myself along! It’s hard to walk races that you are used to, and have memories of, running. I’ve been there. But at the same time, you come to appreciate them and the act of racing in and of itself as you see everything in a whole new light. I’m sorry that you went through it but I’m glad it was a good weekend nonetheless!

  3. How sweet that you shared the walk with your dad! And I’m glad there were good parts of walking instead of running. Enjoyed your story!

  4. Amy

    Congrats to you husband. Your weekend sound like fun.

  5. Looks like a great weekend spent with family!!

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