I started the weekend with a 10 miler on Friday night, my last double digit run before Utah Valley Marathon. Let me just say- it did not start out well. Right before I headed out, I realized my Garmin was dead, so I stuck it on the charger and jumped on the treadmill while it charged. Every few minutes my boys would walk in the room and need something. I ended up doing 3.5 on the treadmill, with multiple interruptions from my boys, before I hopped off, strapped on the Garmin and headed out to finish up. Once outside, it ended up being a pretty good run. Nice. And. Quiet. With no kids asking me to fix the Wii remote. Or get them a drink. Or telling on their brother for saying butt. Apparently, even with Dad right downstairs, they'd rather talk to a breathless Mom. Go figure. I did another 6.5, out and back, before I felt sane enough to come back to the craziness at home. There's something symbolic about running away from it all and turning around to run home. ;)
Lehi 13th 5k
That run behind me, I set my sights on the neighborhood 5k the next morning. I was determined to have the boys run it so that we could do it as a family. Firstborn and Little Red weren't really all that excited when I woke them up early the next morning. I was trying my best to pump them up on the way to the park. "You guys are going to run a race with Mommy!" "You are awesome runners!" "I'm so excited for you!" "Are you excited?!" "Get excited!" Um, yeah, not really that excited, Mom. Oh well. I tried.
What I learned about how to race from my 9 yr old:
- Start so fast that not even elite runners could possibly keep up.
- 100 yards later- walk, try to not throw up and complain about your knees and back hurting.
- Repeat for another 3.05 miles.
Run for Remembrance 10k
This morning, I ran my 3rd 10k. Yep, I've run more races than you could shake a stick at, but only my 3rd 10k. Not sure why, but 10ks just aren't my favorite. (Anyone else?) Anyway, I got a facebook invite to a free 10k on Memorial Day so I thought "Why not? I've got a tempo run to do that day so might as well." Also, you can't beat a free race! It was super cold (in the 30s) and rainy when I arrived at the start line. I nearly turned right around and went home. I ran into a few friends, though, and soon the rain was letting up. My last-minute goal for this last-minute race was to run at an 8:30 pace. After 2 uphill miles, I thought that maybe that was a bit aggressive of a goal but we evened out and the rest of the race was flat or downhill besides one big hill through the cemetery at about mile 5. I finished in 51:34 on a slightly short course and averaged a pace of exactly 8:30! Nice!
|At the start. See the umbrellas and cold weather wear. Icky weather! By the way, total fail on taking pics this weekend. Geesh! What kind of blogger am I?|
What did you do this weekend??