Saturday, October 19, 2013

Hopebuilders 5k recap

Today Mason and I ran our final race in the Running For Your Life "Grand Prix" series. This season we have run 6 races together.

The Hopebuilders 5k had its own Stroller Roller division which allowed baby joggers to start 10 minutes before the other runners.

I had taken a few days off from running after experiencing some intense hip pain. It hurt to walk up the stairs, walk forward, and basically even lay down on that hurt left side. I was not a happy camper the past few days but am so fortunate that this morning I had almost zero hip discomfort.

Before the race we hung out with the Carolina Panthers mascot.

I'm not going to lie, this race was mentally tough. After taking so many days off since running the half marathon on Saturday, and only running 3.5 miles on Tuesday, I just wasn't in the right mindset.

We struggled through the first two miles and finally got a mini surge of speed at the end.

26:16 minutes was our final time. Not our best time but not too terrible either.

And yes Mason managed to take both of his shoes off and one sock while we were running. I was able to grab onto the shoes but had to stop the stroller and grab the thrown sock.

Aside from possibly doing a turkey trot or a Christmas themed race, we may be done racing for this year. And you know what? I'm ok with that.

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