Sunday, April 13, 2014

Santa Anita derby 5K race

Last weekend I ran the Santa Anita Derby 5K with my kids.
It is my new favorite 5K!
I loved this course!  Beautiful views and we got to run on the actual race track, in the sand.  Very cool!
Race was super organized, free parking and right on time.
We had great weather this time.
The kids are still on a 2:1 ratio so I did that with them.  They got a PR! Not huge but still their best time!

Here they are before the race sipping some Watermelon NUUN.

At the start we went through the real derby race gate

This is an easy and really fun course.  We saw the house from "fantasy island" if you are old like me you"ll remember that show:)

Here running on the race track

Getting to the end

This is my new favorite race picture

We had a blast.
I think the kids can do better than this.
Run faster the running parts.

This was the 20th year that the race was held. The medal is really nice, medal/bottle opener/key chain

Kids if front of Seabiscuit statue

They had a really impressive quantity and quality of snacks for the runners after the race, all this for each of us plus fruit and water oh and 2 beers!

So we will be back for this one for sure.

Training this past week has been awful
I got up early just once. Major fail on this plan.
Allergies kicked my behind..we had some really hot days and that made things worst.  My husband's work schedule is once again out of control so I am on my own for everyhting and by Thursday I ran out of gas. :( Ran a 6 miler and a short 3 miles over the weekend, both on the treadmill because I was alone with the kids.  So my training for the OC half marathon is not going well at all.  Here's to hoping for better numbers this week!


Jennifer K. said...

I wanted to do that run, but I forgot about it! I'm glad you enjoyed it. It looks like a fun one. You'll rally and get running again soon. Life just gets in the way sometimes.

giraffy said...

I love Santa Anita - great job, congrats to the kids!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful course and great company - you couldn't ask for a better race! So glad your boys enjoy running, you are a great role model!

Elizabeth said...

congrats to all of you!! seems like a great race with a ton of perks! glad yall had fun!