Yesterday was race day! We were so nervous this week, keeping an eye on the weather. Last year race day was sunny and warm, but this year called for a high of 47 and possible snow! But as usual, the meteorologists were way off! By 8AM it was already 45 and the sun was shining. It ended up being a perfect day for a race.
It was Frederick and Candace's first 5K and they both did a great job, finishing around 40 and 45 min. Jason finished in 28:06, his best time yet! And I finished in 31:38, didn't stop to walk once! Running has never been my favorite pass time, but my goal is always to run the whole race, so I'm pretty proud of myself. Now that I've figured out how to manage my side stitches, I might try some sprint interval training to improve my time.
After the race there was a huge block party with an estimated 20,000 people. There were samples of food and drinks, and free beer, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy! We each got 3 free beers, so we stuck around to imbibe, but then it was time for some tasty grub!
After the race we needed to refuel with brunch at Snooze. It was an hour wait, but it was so worth it!
Check back soon, hopefully I'll have some action photos from the race!