I hope everyone had a great weekend and a great Mother’s Day!
Saturday morning started out with baseball and soccer games for the kids. Luckily, the weather was absolutely beautiful! It’s about time we got some nice weather!
Right after the kid’s games, we had a superhero birthday to go to! I wore a Batman shirt and Danny wore a Superman shirt.
My dad dressed up as the Hulk and the three year old birthday boy loved it!! All the kids had a great time at the party!
My stepmom’s niece threw the party and she did such a great job on the decorations and cake.
She even made superhero capes and masks for all the kids!
We went to bed a little early on Saturday night since we had to be up early on Sunday for the Run Like a Mother 5k.
Sunday – Run Like a Mother 5k
On Mother’s Day, we woke up about 6:15 am to get ready for the race. The race is about 35 minutes from our house so we left in plenty of time to find parking, walk around, and use the bathroom.
The Run Like a Mother race always has a lot of booths set up to browse before the race. We got Kind bar samples, Muscle Milk samples, and tried out some new flavors of Nuun.
There was a sign making station where both the kids made signs for me.
I like this race because it’s always well organized and starts on time. There are plenty of port-o-potties with a minimal wait.
The race started at exactly 8:30 am. It was really congested at first but then it got better after about the first quarter mile. As usual, I started out running too fast. My first mile is always my fastest and my last mile is always my longest. I’m really trying to work on that.
Since I started out a little quicker than I should have, I started to lose energy by the end. My hip was a little achy but nothing too bad. The worse part was that it started to feel really heavy about the last half mile. It’s a hard feeling to describe but it felt like I was having to work harder than I should have been to get my right leg to move.
I pushed through and did what I could. I feel like there’s sometimes when you just feel really good running and sometimes when you just don’t feel as good. For the Shamrock Shuffle, I felt great running, but for the Run Like a Mother Race I didn’t feel as great. I felt like I really had to work. I also haven’t ran outside lately which is part of the problem.
It was a lot warmer than I expected it to be. Luckily, I wore long shorts and a sleeveless shirt but I was still really warm during the race. I skipped the water station and by the end my throat was parched. Looking back, I wish I would have just grabbed a quick sip of water to wet my throat.
I ended up finishing the race in 30:40. For the first time ever, my Garmin was exactly on point with the race. Every mile matched up perfectly. I didn’t do as good as last year, but I was really happy with my time. With my hip pain, I wasn’t sure how I would do.
At the finish line, I got a flower and a finisher’s medal.
Overall, I love this race. It’s my fourth year running it and I’ll run it again in the future!
As soon as I was done, I had to stretch my legs out because my hip was really bothering me. I stretched and walked around a bit before heading to the car. My legs felt okay for the rest of the day. My hip aches a bit today but nothing more than usual which I was happy about. My calves are more tight than usual but nothing too bad.
I know I need to call the doctor about my hip but I keep putting it off. Right now I’m not in terrible pain so I’m going to see how it feels for awhile.
After the race, we went to my mom’s house for breakfast. I treated myself to a jelly donut and a Starbucks Frappuccino. Why are jelly donuts so darn good?!! My birthday is next week so I am trying really hard to eat good all week until my birthday
Later in the afternoon, we went to my in-laws house to visit with them for awhile. It was a great Mother’s Day and I am lucky to be a mother to two wonderful children! I am also thankful for the mothers in my life!!
We have another 5k coming up this Sunday that I’m running with my family. My aunt and uncle are flying in from California. My aunt recently lost over 120 pounds and will be doing her very first 5k!! I am so proud of her and can’t wait for this weekend!
I started my morning out with some protein pancakes. I skipped the gym and practiced BodyPump at home instead. I still have to work really hard on my timing, so the more I practice the more it helps me!
Have a great day!
How was your weekend?
- Do you have any races coming up?
- Favorite donut?