Saturday was a busy day as well. Our local Y was hosting its annual 10K/5K road race that day and my daughter (11 yo) had decided that she wanted to run the 5K. This would be her first one. There is also a "bunny run" for kids under 12 (which is a 1 mile race) but she wanted to do the full 5K. :) My 5 yo son did the bunny run and came in first for his age group for the second year in a row!
Grabbing the hardware!
Then it was time for the 5K/10K. All the runners start at the same time so we lined up. My daughter, S, was ok with running alone in case I went ahead of her but then a bunch of her friends decided to run too and a dad, so she ended up having plenty of people to run with. I went all out from the get-go. I wanted to break the 25 mark by the end of the summer so that was my goal. I finished 4th overall woman, 3 girls (aged 11, 13 and 14) beat me, so actually I was the first woman! ;) PR of 24:30! Woot! S came it at 27:30! Super awesome job for her first race!!! I was so proud of her!
There we are in the background. S has the purple shirt, I'm just in front of her with the Texas colored shorts.
Here is S arriving at the finish line! Her first 5K!
Mother's Day was quite nice this year. I slept in until 8:00 a.m. (yes, that is considered sleeping in for all you non-moms.... ). When I woke up these are the things I woke up to:
Do you think I like to snack, or what?
And finally a card that almost brought me to tears (and I am not a crier AT ALL). My middle daughter made this book for me:
I love you more than drawing.
I could not get this to be turned the right way, even though it was correct in my files.....
I love you more than grampy loves golfing. (wow! that is a lot!)
I love you more than cookie dough ice cream.
still turned--reason unknown
I love you more than anything.
Is that not the sweetest thing? :) And finally, I got to pick out a tri-outfit. Something to wear in the pool, on the bike and on the run. This is what I got:
Can it be Mother's Day every day?