Monday, May 21, 2012

Mother's Day 5K Fun Run

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.


  1. Go team! One day I'll break (back) into the under-30!

  2. Yes, fun times. SORRY about the there and back! It was the only way to avoid city fees. Also, I often do there and backs on that trail on my bike so as to avoid cars.