And a running we went…

September 21, 2014 at 9:38 pm (Running) (, , , )

Little girl and I ran the Aloha 5k in San Francisco yesterday, and it was lovely. Chrissy Park at the Presidio was a great place to run, and while the double-back on the race was confusing, it was great.

I was really not feeling well, and ran less than .2 miles of the race, but I still finished in less than 55 minutes, and that was with pushing 50 pounds of weight (LO and stroller). Not bad considering every time I started to jog I would start coughing.

After that, I got to pick up Hubs from the airport, and we spent the evening with my in-laws. What I great weekend!

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Run Baby Run

September 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm (Intro) (, , )

So in April, I had this crazy idea that I wanted to run a 5k in May, so I found one that would be two days before my birthday, just before Mother’s Day. What made this such a crazy idea?

~ I have never been a runner, ever.

~ I am overweight by more pounds than I am comfortable admitting.

~ I’ve broken my right foot twice, stress fractures both times.

~ I don’t like running.

 

But I did the race, and it was fun, even though I was so so so sore after.  And this sparked an even crazier idea, that I wanted to do 10 of these races before my next birthday.  So I’ve been signing up for these races, and this is where I am so far:

1) Mother’s Day Run – El Sobrante – 5k – May 11, 2014 – Ran with Hubs

2) Run Like  a Diva – Burlingame –  5k – June 1, 2014 – Ran with my mom

3) Davis Moo-nlight Run – Davis – 10k – July 12, 2014 – Ran with a friend and her running club

4) Susan B Anthony Run – Sacramento – 5k – August 9, 2014 – Ran solo

5) Walnut Creek Run – Walnut Creek – 5k – September 7, 2014 – Ran with Hubs, pushed LO in the stroller

Future Races

6) Rock’n’Roll Run – San Jose – 5k – October 4, 2014 – Will run solo

7) Oktobrewfest – Davis – 5k – Will run with friend

8) Not yet planned

9) Not yet planned

10) Neverland 5k – Disneyland!!! – 5k – Will run with hubs, sis-in-law, and future bro-in-law

 

At the halfway point, I have determined that 10k’s are well beyond me. I had to pull over to be sick twice after the Davis run, so we won’t be repeating that.  The Run Like a Diva series is an absolute blast and I want to do it again.  My times aren’t getting much better, but I am also not training, so there’s a correlation there.

If you know of any races in November through April that you think I might like, let me know!  I’m willing to travel around the Bay Area, and don’t mind running solo. Also, we’re planning on the Disney race being race 10, but at this pace it could be race 12 or even 14, which is kinda awesome.  

Here’s our band of merry races from the Walnut Run today.100_2607

And our happy little runner who stayed in her stroller for the run, but was out and about before and after.100_2610

All in all, I still don’t like running, but doing these races is a lot of fun.

 

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