|and we're off!|
My thoughts about doing a 5k turned to - if I run with Izzy in the jogger, I'll have a new challenge and won't be chasing after that PR. Oh, and running with Izzy should make me stronger, right? But an incredible opportunity came up (hint, review/giveaway coming soon) so that meant trekking up to Farmington for the Run To Prevent Child Abuse 5k. If you need anymore hints - check out the pants I'm sporting.
|holy- where did that hill come from?|
Farmington isn't too far from my house, maybe a 50 minute drive. I remember Farmington being flat. But maybe that's because I went to college in this cute little town and the walk from my dorm to the bar was flat. I don't remember venturing into the hills of Farmington ever. I didn't really know they existed - until this race!
|off again! 0.6 miles to go...|
However, I will say it wasn't the hills that were the most challenging. It was running with the jogger. First of all, it was a windy 30F, which meant bundling up Izzy with a quilt. This also meant that she kicked it off of her several times during the race and I'd have to stop and pick it up. Fun. Also, somehow the break decided to stick. It was harder than ever to power through that. When I finally saw Ward at mile 2.5, he jumped in to save the day. I told him the problem and he started running with me, took the jogger, fixed it while running (ie disconnected the brake all together) and then gave it back to me. Yes, he is that good. If I had known that the last .6 miles was a steep downhill, I would have just kept the break on. I struggled keeping up with the jogger and really pounded my legs trying to slow down enough to have some kind of control. Oh well, lesson learned.
|Something about small races & hand written results is just awesome!|
This race turned out to be the most challenging 5k I've run yet and I did it with Izzy. As it turns out, we made a great team and actually placed - 3rd place women (yes, women - we are a team!).
|completed wiped out|