Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Fun Run

 A few weeks ago, I was feeling inspired to start entering some races.  The winter weather had me itching to be outside and free from the treadmill.  I was also counting the weeks until the adventure race my mom and I are participating in at the beginning of June in Dallas.

What better motivation than a two mile fun run to jump start our serious training?

It will be fun, I said.

The weather has to be warmer, I said.

It's something we can do together, I said.

And, both my husband and mom agreed.

The day before the race, the temperatures were in the 80's. (A good sign!)  My husband is just now recovering from a bad cold. (We agreed to take it slow.) We all have been off schedule with our exercise routines.  (We told each other that there was no shame in walking.)  And, it's only two miles. (A reasonable distance, right?)

The morning of the race, I woke up to a howling wind.  The temperatures?  Forty degrees, friends!
 Thankfully, everyone still agreed to go.
 There was a nice crowd! 
We all survived and had a good time.  We celebrated by eating Varsity Donuts, laughing about consuming more calories than we burned in our race.

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