The 5K was a fundraiser for a local elementary school. The music at the start line was provided by a local high school band. The girls had never seen a band before and I enjoyed telling them all about the different instruments. When I told them that in high school I marched with a drum just like the big bass drums at the back of the band, they gave me disbelieving looks. I guess it's hard to understand that I've ever done anything that didn't have to do with being a mommy, especially something so strange as walking around while beating a very large drum. It seems like a different life to me and I lived it.
My two friends, Anna and Julie, ran the race, too. It was the first 5K either of them have ever run.
Yes, that is a young child running in front of me. Yes, he beat me across the finish line.
I like that Joe captured him in the picture. It reminds me of previous races and those who have zoomed passed me with seemingly no effort. They've include: 70 year old ladies, a joggler (a guy who runs and juggles simultaneously), a guy pushing a double stroller uphill, and a guy stopping every 100 feet to take pictures. I always joke that I'm just trying to beat the police car that follows the last runner across the line. So far, so good.
We all finished. With the following times: Anna (32:51), Trisha (33:31) and Julie (43:07). Julie just finished her second 5K this last weekend, ran the whole time, and shaved five minutes off her time. Amazing improvement for just one month!
Next up: a 10K later this summer/fall. Any takers?