This 5K may have spoiled me for good.
It was hosted by Sierra Morado, a master-planned community by Pulte Homes. The goal, of course, was to get people interested in their homes in this not-so-hot economy.
But they seriously did an awesome job putting it together. The path was well-marked. The weather was gorgeous (I know they didn't have anything to do with the weather, but it WAS beautiful!). There were Pulte employees cheering us on at various intervals. And, best of all, there was a huge, family-friendly party at the end.
Our 3-year-old was so, so happy. At the end, she said, "Can we do this more often?"
I'm sure you want to hear about the race.
I ran (almost) the whole time. There was one big hill at the end that I walked partway, until Tim said, "Come on. You can do it. One foot in front of the other. You're not even breathing hard!" So, I did. And, as always, it felt SO GOOD to run across the finish line. Our family together. Tim pushing the girls in the double jogging stroller (he is amazing) and me beside him. 35:54. Slow, but sure...does not win the race (hate to break it to you...).
That said, I feel proud. I feel strong. I feel ready to do another one. I hope we always run 5Ks as a family.