We Ran Oh We Ran

Caitlyn and I ran our second 5k together today.  Well, not really together–she runs and then I come slowly up from the rear of the crowd…much later after she finishes.

Today’s race was a Turkey Trot.  The top finisher in each age bracket won a turkey.  Let’s just suffice it to say, I did not win a turkey.

But the weather was pristine.  Low sixties, sunshine–amazing.

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It was also the hardest I have ever run.  The course was all off road.  There were hills, so many hills!  And for many of them, you were turning in such a way that you were running on the side of the hill instead of in any manner of straight.  I almost cried twice, I kid you not, and I wanted to walk so badly, but my primary goal in every 5k I run is to do just that–run every step, and I did it this time too, just barely, but I did.  Caitlyn admitted she walked a few times, and honestly, that was probably wise, but I can be pretty stubborn and come heck or high water, I was going to run it all.

I ran step after step and finally, it was done!!!  I was once again frustrated with my time, but this race, that was greatly overshadowed by how proud I was to have finished and run the whole thing.

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And yes, I came home and started looking for our next race.  No matter how hard running is, I just keep going back for more.

Survive til you Thrive!

3 Responses to We Ran Oh We Ran

  1. Love love love lovvvve.

    I so enjoy watching you and your girls grow this way.

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