Thankfully this year the weather was a lot cooler than in previous years. I don't know how you people run in super hot weather for months- I guess we just aren't used to it here. It was overcast and about 16C when the race started, which is perfect.
We took a few pictures before the start and then went to line up.
I ran into a couple of my CHRR running buddies that were doing the 10K, while lining up to start. Man, I miss them!
|Hubby & Audrey took a selfie while waiting for us to start!|
|And we're off!!|
The race itself was pretty uneventful. My sis hadn't trained much at all so we stuck together at a comfortable pace rather than pushing it. I really wanted to run faster but I'll admit it was nice to run leisurely rather than at near-puking speeds.
I had my Garmin set to 10 & 1s and we still took a few extra walk breaks in between. I tried to encourage my sis and told her a few stories to pass the time but she later told me she just wanted to smack me! Haha!
The 5K actually went by quite quickly- I guess because I didn't feel like I was dying! My sis kept telling me to go ahead but I didn't want to leave her.
Finally we were close to the track & the finish line. We could see our cheerleaders in the distance.
|Audrey & Auntie L|
On the track my sis told me to go ahead. Since there was only a couple hundred meters left I decided to go for it. I sprinted as fast as I could to the finish.
It wasn't a fast race- finished in 34 minutes but I didn't have any knee or leg pain that I had been experiencing a couple weeks leading up to the race so that's good!
|Audrey was at the finish line to greet me!|
|We made it!|
Penny, my half marathon clinic instructor found me while I was in line and came over. It was nice to see her, even if briefly. I miss my running group!
I also saw Becky and Liam! Sounds like they had a great race and Liam was looking pretty cute in his race outfit! Love the bright shorts!
We enjoyed our pancakes, and smiles from Leo! He sure love his Uncle B!
Audrey wasn't interested in sitting still so she went off with Auntie L to burn off some energy and play in the long jump pit.
Finally it was time for Audrey to get ready for her race. She was practically swimming in her race shirt. Luckily Auntie L was there to cheer us on and take pictures with a real camera. Thanks Auntie! You are the best!
|Getting her bib pinned|
|Auntie L caught a smiling boy!|
She was given a job, to hold the Heat number sign (which wasn't even her heat, she was in the 2nd heat!) and she took it quite seriously!
|Goofing around while waiting|
Finally it was time for Heat #2 to hit the track.
Audrey was pretty close to the front of the group. She only stopped a couple times, to pull up her shorts!!
|Crossing the finish line!|
I managed to catch a picture of Liam. He was so adorable! He got a little distracted!
|Love those bright orange shorts!|
Watching her race was by far the highlight of the race for me!