I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! We had a great day, which started out with my oldest three kids and I running/walking a 5K. They have been training for a few months, as none of them had ever run anything in their entire life! I have been walking as usual, but not doing a lot of running because of my knee.
I was hesitant to run it – but decided I could just do the walk/jog intervals and not worry about my time.
We left the house at 7:15 and got to the race site. There were about 500 people who ran the race, and we started off in the back as we were definitely not trying to “do a sub-20 minute 5K” as other people we met were. (Who can do that??!)
The race started and my kids left me behind. But it was okay, because I almost caught up with them and ended up finishing about 50 seconds after they did. The first mile was fine, and I jogged the whole way. Between mile one and two, I jogged the flats and walked the hills. Mile three – I was tired, but I ran the entire thing except for one gigantic, enormous hill.
I finished at 36:10, a time which was slower than I did last year, but still decent considering how much I walked. The best part of the race was seeing the look on my kids’ faces as they turned around and saw me so close to them! (I think they thought I’d be 10 minutes behind them!)
Here’s two pictures of us after we finished the race. I was so happy to do something physically active with my kids.
Did any of you do anything active yesterday? By the way, I apologize for not getting to your blogs the other day, but will visit today! Take care, Diane