This past Sunday we did our first race here in Virginia. Now mind you I have not ran since July. Going into the run I was relaxed. I just wanted to do whatever my body felt like doing. If it wanted to run I would run. If it wanted to walk I would walk. I also wanted to let the boys get out and run some. I was not thinking about time at all.
John is the complete opposite. He is very competitive. He will push himself until he falls down. He also has not had time to run. The run was actually in our neighborhood. We have trails all throughout. We ran around the lake. It was a very pretty run. The trails were all paved and fairly hilly.
I had a really great time. The first mile was fairly easy for me. That completely shocked me. I haven’t completely lost it :) The last two miles a different story. I slowed down tremendously. But I didn’t care. We let the boys out with a little over a mile to go. I just love running with them. Everyone loved the hats I made for them. I also ended up having to carry Logan for about a quarter mile.
My final time was 41:04. I crossed the finish line with Logan :) After the race we had snacks and waited to hear the results. There was live band. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the weather was beautiful. It was great day for a family run. It felt amazing to be back out there. I didn’t realize how much I missed it.