The last weekend of September was the We Care Twin Cities race event in town. Friday night weather was perfect, sunny and upper 60s or low 70s. We got to enjoy some time with friends while we waited for the races to begin. Friday was a kids 1/4 mile run and a family 5K race. The kid’s run was Chase’s furthest distance so far and she ran the whole way. It was so awesome seeing the determination on her face and how much she was loving it at the same time. At the end the kids got medals that were donated from past races by other runners. We Care highlights environmental awareness and information on reuse and recycling.
Up next was the 5K. Rob and I ran together and Rob pushed Chase in the stroller. She spent almost 80% of the time asking where one of her friends was that was watching the race. 🙂 We ran it easy paced, which for me these days is pretty slow, still it felt good to be out running as a family. 😀 30:03, 10:01 Pace
The next morning Rob and I ran the 10K together. The temperature was perfect, sunny and in the 50s. Again we got time to hang out with friend and even ran with our friend Jon for a few miles. I kept my pace easy and conversational. I felt good the entire race, but I didn’t want to push my pace because I didn’t want to risk feeling bad later. It was like a nice little date getting that much quality 1:1 time with Rob. 🙂 Turns out after the race we found out that Rob got 3rd in his Age Group! 🙂 1:00:50, 9:49 Pace
My ‘Baby on Board’ sign that I put on the back of my shirt because it’s fun to be out racing pregnant. 🙂 Post race with Rob and Carissa.
I’m not sure what races (if any) we will get in before the baby arrives. It will likely depend on weather, how I’m feeling, and what other things we have going on. If we end up running something I’ll get around to posting about it eventually. 😉