I wasn't sure if I was going to do this race because yesterday I was having a lot of pain in my shin when I ran. So I iced it last night and wore my compression socks to bed and took an anti inflammatory. It was a little sore this morning but quit hurting as soon as I got warmed up and now 4 hours after the race it still feels good. I got a yellow Team Sparkle Skirt that matched the shirt in a most awesome way. My friend BranDee who is very crafty made one for my daughter. And one for my sister and her daughter.
and one for her friend Stacey and her daughter and one for herself and three for her daughters. Very fun to all match. We got tons of compliments on the skirts. Now I want one in every color! I also love this race shirt. Girl cut, a fun design and pretty colors.
BranDee and her daughters also found some very fun socks.
After the race they had a women's expo we could go through and breakfast.
I wasn't going to wear this headband but my niece insisted!
My sister Jami and her daughter. My sister was super awesome and pushed my daughter Avery and her on in my double stroller. After I finished I went back and ran in with them.
I ended up 3rd overall and 1st in my age group although they didn't have any awards just some door prizes which I didn't win. We did get a bag full of goodies like lotion, tea, a candle and some shower gel. Super fun. I got a teal scarf at the expo.
The course was an out and back along a walking path the overlooked the river. It was really pretty but there was a distinct sewage smell for about half a mile of it. The course had 2 biggish hills and lots of smaller rolling hills. My time was Garmin time was 22:42 for a distance of 3.22, average pace of 7:02. I was hoping for a little faster but am not disappointed with my time. My lower calves are very tight and sore from the half marathon I did Sunday. The first two girls were quite a ways in front of me and no one was close behind me so it was hard to stay super motivated. I like to be pushed by other runners. Not a very exciting recap I know, but I did have a lot of fun!
I have another 5k I am thinking of doing next weekend. After that there really isn't anything for a long time :( I am planning to wear my Team Beef shirt again next weekend. I really like that shirt! :)
and a reminder to please vote for me for Team Refuel
if you have a minute and thank you so much!!! Just type Christy in the search box. I have on a bright bright yellow shirt!
Your outfits are AWESOME! Looks like fun :)ReplyDelete
Aww congrats I love your outfits, super cute!ReplyDelete
What a cute group you all were, and congrats on your time as well!ReplyDelete
Girl, you are a racing fool! Glad it was so much fun! I love your half photos too (catching up with blogs after our family camping trip--epic packing and 2 days of planning for 24 hours of actual camping--but the kids LOVED it).ReplyDelete
Congrats also on your FIVE year old. It's crazy, isn't it? My twins will turn five in December. I can't believe they will go to kindergarten next year. And my stomach has never been (will never be) the same either!
All the skirts are really cute! Looks like it was a fun race for all of you!ReplyDelete
Looks like so much fun for you all and how neat to have friends and family and kids around. Girls! Gotta love that.ReplyDelete
Yep, voted. Even had chocolate milk after my own run today. :)
Congratulations, that is a great time - especially considering you were having shin pain the day before. Woohooo!! It's been such a long time since I did a 5K, I can't even remember how hard they hurt :).ReplyDelete
You guys look absolutely adorable - love love love that color, you guys wear it well! Your daughter is so precious, that smile makes me melt! :)
Congrats again....can't wait to hear how next week's race goes.
AWWW!!! I Love every bit of this post!!!!ReplyDelete
I hope your shins feel better, I personally am dealing with the worst Shin Splints I have ever had. I don't wish them upon anyone!!!
Ps.. Amazing outfits!!!
Looks like a blast. I'm doing a run with my little guy next month.ReplyDelete
Sounds like fun! That is still a great accomplishment! Nice work.ReplyDelete
So cool! I love how you had the whole gang in on it with you!ReplyDelete
Congrats! It looks like it was a lot of fun!!ReplyDelete
congrats on another great race! i love the outfits...especially the sparkly skirts :)ReplyDelete
You are all so adorable! Congrats on a smoking fast time, especially coming off of the half. You rock!ReplyDelete
How awesome your team looks!!! Congrats!ReplyDelete
Love love love the skirts! And congrats on the fast time!!!!ReplyDelete
You are a cute group who look like tons of fun!ReplyDelete
Get UP & Go
Looks like lots of fun!!ReplyDelete
Looked like a fun time! I love your outfit, especially the headband :)ReplyDelete
Okay, I am loving the yellow sparkle skirts and socks!!! So rad! What an fun race! :)ReplyDelete
I love your team running outfits and the other girls socks :) looks like it was a great day for a family run!ReplyDelete
Awesome! That looks like so much fun for you all! Great outfits!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you had such a blast - and great outfits, too!ReplyDelete
AMAZING SKIRTS!! I want one so bad!! Congrats on placing 3rd! You always amaze me with your super speediness! I might do another 5K that is coming up in a couple of weeks too! I'm actually really starting to like them!! I wasn't sure about the shorter distance but it's a lot of fun!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the AG win and 3rd overall!! You are fast! I love the outfits. You guys looked terrific!ReplyDelete
Great recap and pictures. I voted for you today! :)ReplyDelete
It looks like you had a great time! I love all the pictures and your outfits.ReplyDelete
That's a great finishing time! What a fun, fun day!ReplyDelete
Congrats on your finish! Love that you and your daughter got to race together.ReplyDelete
Super cute outfits and love that it was a Mommy/Daughter event.ReplyDelete
april@Party of Five
Y'all look so cute and matchy matchy! :)ReplyDelete