Monday, October 9, 2017

Run Nona Kids run - recap

On September 30th Mason ran in his 2nd race.  His first was a toddler trot back in Charlotte when he was 3 ... it was only 40 yards so it wasn't too intense.

This year he opted to run the full one mile that the bigger kids were running.  It made my running heart swell with pride.  He recently began running at school once a week with a running club.

The kids run took place before the Run Nona 5k, and started at 5:30pm.  There was an awesome kids zone with bounce houses and 'carnival games.'  The boys loved it but it was super crowded and hot (duh its Orlando). 

One of Mason's buddies, Jackson, ran the one miler also.  They both did so well ... especially since minutes before the race it began to rain.  It was a typical Florida torrential downpour!  As parents we weren't worried about actually finishing ... we were worried they would slip and fall (something I know about all too well).

Less than 12 minutes later they came through the finish line and were so proud of their accomplishment.  Mason is already asking when he can do his next race. 

Battle of the Bands 5k - recap

On September 16th I ran in the 2nd race of the Track Shack fanatic series, the Battle of the Bands 5k.  The race took place in the city of Casselberry, with a different route than last year's race. 

This was a busy day in the Chalmers' household ... Mason had a soccer game and soccer photos at 9am.  There wasn't much time after the race for me to enjoy the festivities but I did manage to try 2 of the craft beers that were available at the beer tent.  The bands played awesome and made the race that much more enjoyable. 

I ran in new-to-me New Balance racing flats, but didn't beat my time from August's 5k.  The 1500v3 were comfortable and made me feel like I was racing fast.

I still managed to finish 2nd in my age group with a time of 22:43 minutes (7:18 min/mile pace). 

Celebration of Running 2017 5k - recap

On August 19th I ran in the first race of the Track Shack Fanatics Series, the Celebration of Running 5k.

It's always a well put on race with lots of runners and spectators.  I was racing in a new age group so I was curious how I would do among females 35-39 years old. 

Luckily I ran well enough to place second in my new age group with a chip time of 22:39 minutes (7:17 min/mile pace) (27th female)
It's always more fun running with a friend, even if technically I was chasing Mike the entire race since he's much faster than me.

Looking forward to seeing what the rest of the race series has in store for me!