There's been a lot going on, and I know I still haven't blogged about our awesome new place yet, but we had a great birthday weekend and we're about to head out on an exciting family vacation, so before I get to those funtivities I wanted to blog really quickly about a 5K that happened over the weekend.
So. A 5K happened over the weekend. It was a fundraiser for Jordan's basketball team, organized by Amber, and it was a pretty fun race. After a minor panic about finding the park location, we found the right place (we apparently missed the memo that it was starting at 8:30, and not 8, leading us to be the first to arrive, even before the race organizers). The turnout was decent, the course was varied and interesting, though I generally prefer a loop to a there-and-back route . The good thing about a there-and-back course is that every time you start going uphill, you know on the way back it's going to be a nice downward slope. Sure, there's a vice versa somewhere in there, but let's not draw too much attention to that, shall we? We had a busy weekend ahead of us, but we were glad we could go support the team (go, team!) and start off our Saturday with a race. It was actually pretty rough for me, I just had very little energy that morning for some reason, but we both did pretty well (I placed second at 20:44, 6:47/mile, after Jonny of course, who was about a minute faster, though I did keep him in my sights for most of the course, and Julie came really close to a new PR, which was awesome) and had a good time. The weather was pretty nice, actually a little chilly, which I prefer to a really hot summer race. The treats were some kind of deluxe (those pretzel bagel things were a great surprise!) and everyone even was awarded a water bottle! Score. Unfortunately we didn't take any pictures this time. No score. Just imagine us in sweaty running clothes and smiling like :D and there you go. Alternatively, you can go back through and find another race post and look at those pictures.
Thanks, Amber and Jordan and everyone! It was fun.