Mother's Day racing report
|My cheering section for the Mother's Day 5K|
Race note: I finished 3rd in my age group out of 378 runners - and I paid for it all day Sunday. I need to put in more miles if I am going to run that hard. I know better, but I hadn't raced in a long time and my enthusiasm got the better of me. Gram finished 9th in her age group - despite almost missing the start. Way to go Mom!
|Mother's Day 5K Race Team 2012|
We cheered on Kara in her big race Saturday and it was so much fun. I was surprised at how many people 'ran with the cows' in this race, which is only in its second year. I heard about 2500 turned out to run on Saturday. As with any big race when I am standing on the side watching, I was wishing I was out there.
We went to mile 10 and waited for Kara. There was a good crowd at this spot, with music to keep us entertained and to dance along with. They handed out animal hats for the kids.
|Charlie the Tiger and Dad waiting to cheer on Aunt Kara|
|We finally spotted her!|
|We'd never been this far south before - turns out there are tigers in the fields...|
Way to go Aunt Kara! We are so proud of you. Let us know when the next race is, we'll be there to cheer!
I should get in two races in May to celebrate Exercise is Medicine month. There is another race coming up on Memorial Day. It isn't an unreasonable goal to do a race once a month and that would keep me motivated to run. If you like to run, how often do you race and what is your favorite distance?