Tuesday 16 March 2010

Freezing and a little run

Over the weekend I participated in a 5K to raise childhood obesity awareness. It was FREEZING, as you can tell from the picture below. We were just waiting for the race to start.
I ran with 4 of my friends from church. Everett was bundled up in the stroller. What a sport for cheering me on even though it was REALLY cold.
My time was 27:10, which was great for me. My goal was to run the entire time and to do it under 30 minutes. I did both.
After the race it was so cold we went inside got a little bite to eat and went home. We didn't stay for awards or any of the other festivities. Later in the afternoon, my friend who ran with me called and told me I won first place in my age division! My friends placed first and second in their age divisions too. The gal on the far left is 3+ months pregnant and she ran it in about 30 minutes and got 2nd in her age division. You go girl!
It felt good to be in a competitive race again, it had been 5 years since I last raced.
This 5K has motivated me to want to do a triathlon this summer. Not a big one, just a mini one. I guess we'll see.


  1. Okay, you've totally inspired me. Every day for the past three weeks I've been saying I'm going to get the jogging stroller out and start running. There's so many runs around here, and unlike most other places, they're not on Sundays, so I really should be taking advantage! Congrats on getting first! That is amazing! The last and only run I did I think I was 100 and something-ish. Unfortunately that was good for me :).

  2. Woo hoo! I'm related to this prize-winning runner! Jen, I am so proud of you to accomplish this goal!

  3. Great Job! I was proud of myself for working out twice this week but you are inspiring! What an example you are! Congratulations. Love ya

  4. Great job! You should totally do a mini-triathlon. I love them! We don't have any close by so I don't know when I will do one again.
    I did convince Tyler do a 1/2 marathon this summer with me. I hope he doesn't back out!


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