There is this race called the Heart Mini Marathon that I've done a few times. It is not one of my favorites. This year, I decided to do the 15K because I have had to work a lot recently, and didn't feel like I could get away to do a marathon or to go to my step-sister's baby shower. I thought I was going to have to work yesterday, but, thankfully, I didn't!! Amazing.
Anyway, this race is sponsored by my company, and a lot of folks either walk or run one of the races they put on this day. They have a 5K run, 15K run, 5K and 10K walks and a 2K kiddie fun run. Chase didn't come to do this with me this weekend, 'cause we kept him pretty busy yesterday... I was bummed, but maybe next year.
So, I decided to try the 15K and the 5K runs. The 5K starts before the 15K and there is enough time to do them both. I got some donations from work, in addition to what I contributed and that was great, 'cause this is for a good cause - the American Heart Association. I did run both the 5K and the 15K. I did fine at the 5K and not as good at the 15K. Mainly 'cause they had to change the course and there is one BIG A$$ hill on the way back that just sucks. Sorry, but it does! After these two races, my friend's wife was doing the 5K walk, so we all did that too (I kind of goofed off and ran back and forth and sang to the silly songs they were playing, so I went more than the 3.1 miles there). Kat said I was fun to "walk" with. LOL). And, man she walks fast! We were seriously cruising!
All in all I did 3 races there and went almost 16 miles, total, not including running to the start for each race 'cause they were further away than normal (due to construction at the downtown fountain), so maybe 18 miles total. So, all in all, it was a pretty good effort and I needed it. One more cool thing was, even though the website says no strollers, there were people at ALL the races that I did who were running with them! Yeah.
Oh! And yesterday I picked up some new trail running shoes for $30! OMG, what a bargain! I am so totally wanting them to work out well. :)
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