I have woken up early on plenty of race days and fairly often I have dragged my family out of bed to spectate.
But it’s rare that I’m the one waking up early to spectate.
To everyone who has come out to watch me run – thank you. Just in case I didn’t say it before. Because I have to admit, sleep sure sounded like a better option this morning.
But my husband was running the Remember the Fallen 5k in North Port, Florida and the babies and I were going to cheer him on. Little Miss Athlete even debuted her adorable Nike tempo shorts for the occasion. Precious.
My husband had been doing a lot of trash talking with our friend Kati, and knew he had his work cut out for him today. We have never been to this race before, but we will definitely be back. What an awesome way to honor those who serve.
The race kicked off right at 7:30am and Nate came out looking strong.
The Mini Athlete was pretty impressed by the helicopter circling overhead. He kept saying, “BIG helicopter!!!”
The runners started appearing toward the finish line about 16 minutes after they started. They were flying! And before I knew it, I saw that pink shirt flying toward the line. He finished 23rd overall!
His official time was 21:56 – and he placed first in his age group. Our friend Kati finished not too far behind him.
Her official time was 23:09 and she finished first in her age group. Not bad for a mom of three who just started running in February! Amazing.
I have a feeling a rematch between these two will be in the works soon. Kati doesn’t like to lose.
Oh and I forgot to mention my dear friend Casey who completed today’s 5k at 37 weeks pregnant. Can we say superwoman?!?!
I had hoped today’s race would give me some motivation to get out there and run. Nope. I’m still struggling in that department. I feel like my running mojo left when I birthed my second baby. Strange, right? I’m wondering if maybe I need to “re-enter” the working out world with something different – like a boot camp or kickboxing class. Something to jumpstart me. But who knows. Maybe I just need to buckle down and DO it. I really have no excuses – just have no drive.
For today, I really enjoyed cheering my friends and family on as they ran a great race. And hanging out with these two cuties of course.
People have been asking me lately if they’re twins. I can’t imagine why.