So how was your week? Mine was pretty low key in terms of workouts. I chose to forgo a couple sessions to do some Christmas shopping after work. Braving the crowds at the mall counts as a workout of sorts in my book.
I woke up this morning and wasn't all that excited to race today. M has Saturdays off this month and we had about
The race started at 3:00, and it broke up the good flow we had going. I was almost ready to skip it.
But I knew I'd get in the spirit once we got there. I ran this race with Emily last year, and it stands out in my memory as one of our first real mother/daughter outings. After finishing the race, we went Christmas shopping and had dinner together at that fine dining establishment known as Cracker Barrel. Just us girls.
Even though we had the daddy with us this year, I still wanted to run the race pushing Emily to see
You know I really love y'all when I start posting scary close-ups without any make-up on. Yeah, I know I need to go back to blonde hair too.
Wow, she has grown.
Emily had a good time with the bells and Santa hats they passed out at registration. Weather conditions were similar to last year, chilly and very windy, as was pretty much everything else. The MC said there were over 600 runners at the start; up from the 400 last year.
Still no chip timing, so I wasn't compensated for my slow start all the way in the back of the pack. After the timing chip debacles at my last two races, old school timing was sounded pretty good anyway.
My official time was listed as 22:34, beating last year's time by almost two and a half minutes, and a new stroller pushing PR. Yay for progress! I am definitely a cold weather runner.
Good enough for 3 place overall female, 1st place in my age group.
Ok, raise your hand (or leave a comment) if you did a jingle bell/santa/elf/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa run this weekend or have one coming up this month.