Friday, November 29, 2013

Claremont Sunrise Rotary Turkey Trot 5K Race Recap

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving!

I ran a 5K with my whole family yesterday!
It was the first time my kids ran a 5K and it was the fist race that my husband did!
A historical day!

 
We met with Sandy and Megan! 
 
 
The boys were REALLY excited to run their first 5K.  I told Bill he did not have to stay with us and that he could do his thing if he wanted.  I told the boys that they needed to listen to me and walk when I say walk.  They always go out too fast when they run kids race and I knew they would crash before mile 2 if I let them do whatever they want!! We lined up at the back of the pack and waited for the start.
 
Sandy's husband was there and he was so nice and took pictures of us!
Here we are at the start!
 

The boys did really good. I think they could have done even better. Walk less.  But for a  first 5K I think it was good.  They had a great time and they did not complain once!



 
The weather was perfect ..although I wanted and I was happy to stay with my kids...it was hard to resist going ahead :) Bill stayed close to us for maybe 2 miles and then he went ahead for the downhill finish.
 
 
He did 36:53.. (I know he can do better than that with a little training)
 
We came in about 3 minutes after him.


 
So Fun!
The kids were a little tired after that but still smiling!

 
 

This was my third time doing this race and I think from now on it will be one for the family!
We made the mandatory stop to Starbukcs after the race and I ran into my PT there!  She advised me to come in and see her...its been a while...I guess I should..
 
We had no plans with other people for Thanksgiving so we went to the movies...the boys went to see FREE BIRDS with Bill and I went to see Dallas Buyer's Club.  This movie is excellent.  It is not a feel good movie that is for sure but Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are fantastic in it.  They better be nominated for the Oscars.
 
Did you go shopping?
I did not get out of my house.
I stayed in my pjs and did all the shopping online!
 
My GERD is not better.  This sucks big time.  I ran a 6 miler on Tuesday and I am planning on running both Saturday and Sunday...hopefully Sunday I can do at least 8 miles.
 
Tomorrow we are going to the LA KINGS game!
It is to celebrate my kids excellent report cards and all the awards they received last week.
 
 
 
 
 
 

10 comments:

Black Knight said...

Historical day to remember! It is wonderful to run with all the family.
Great pictures. Congrats to all of you.

Gracie said...

Congrats to all on their first 5k!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I love a good family 5k. Way to get everyone out there!

The Unexpected Runner said...

I love when the family gets to run together! Great runs by all! Hope you are feeling better soon :(

Linda W. said...

That's so great that you got your whole family to do a turkey trot. Nice photos of you and your kids. I did a turkey trot Thanksgiving morn, but was by myself. (Maybe I'll have to work on twisting my hubby and kid'a arms for next year.)

Kate Geisen said...

SO cool that your whole family did the race! Mine wouldn't even COME to mine on Thursday. Of course, it was very cold out, but it was still disappointing. Jacob is just like your boys with going out too fast. It's good they listened to you.

And I know you got in your 8 miles, so way to go!! I hope you're feeling much better very soon!

Terzah said...

Running with your kids is so much fun! I'm so glad you had this experience for Thanksgiving. It's going to be a family tradition for us, too.

Boston Bound Brunette said...

I know the boys had a great time! I am trying to convince my son to run so we can do a family race. Glad to see you our there and running as well. Nice seeing you :)

Nelly said...

Awesome that the whole family did the race!

Raina R. said...

Super fun for the whole family!!! I am so glad you were all able to do this together. This is sure to make a lasting memory, Caroline. :) Happy Thanksgiving late!