The glass half empty will say I had a terrible 5K because it was the slowest one ever.
I am choosing the glass half full. It's becoming less frequent I can race with BOTH my children so I am going to just love it when I can.
None of us were well rested and fresh for this race but both kids did great. Jameson was very pleased with his time and Emily was the 4th woman overall and first in her age group in spite on an hour trail run and a 4 mile hike up a mountain the day before. The age group prizes were biscuits and strawberries.
Other prizes were watermelons, jam and some gift certificates. One of the overall winners took a watermelon rather than a gift certificate to a local running store.
It was hot and humid running this. Can I use that for an excuse? My time was slower than in my triathlon(so much fun) the week before. Really? I run faster if I swim a third of a mile and bike 14 first.
Plus it was my 7th day in a row of working out without a rest day. I do generally rest before a race but Em was here and I wanted to do something with her so no rest for me. Unlike the tri I am at the top end of the age group. I kind of like the move to a new age group for the calendar year thing.
Okay enough excuses. I am slowing down. I had no oomph whatsover yesterday. When I was running in the tri I really wanted to beat my time overall from the year before. It didn't happen (almost) but it really spurred me on. Nothing spurred me on yesterday.
I ran it in 30:48. I felt horrified but when I looked at my time from First Run it wasn't much faster. Jameson gave me the whole, "You were under 10 minute miles" speech and truly made me feel better.
I was 212/291 overall and 16/25 in my age group.
I stopped when I was running and took pictures of each of my kids and a friend. Maybe without that I would have made up the ten seconds to the week before! Hey, I hadn't thought of that.
Both of my kids are off hiking again. They are certainly ambitious! Here they are up to their usual goofing off at the finish line.