Alliteration my friends.
This weekend was super busy! On Saturday I ran the Halloween 5k race for the second year in a row! Sean didn't run, but he was there to cheer me on. We went as Dr. Who and the Tardis, naturally. This dress is a super thin jersey fabric so it was easy to run in. My time was a little over 34 minutes, which isn't what I wanted but is better than last years time! My goal next year is to do it in 30 minutes. That would be about a ten minute mile, which would make me feel so happy! One of Sean's coworkers ran the 10k race and won it! He actually may have beaten my 5k time...and he was running twice the distance...so that's crazy, haha. He and his wife have four precious little girls under the age of 7, and they were there to hang out for the day too. We went out to eat after the race and then poked around shopping for a bit with the girls. They absolutely loved Sean and it was funny to see the three oldest girls all try and sit on his lap at once! Quite the hilarious sight.
Sean's coworker and his wife are trying to convince me to run the 10k with them next year, but we'll see how my body holds up. I taped my knees this year and it helped considerably. I'm going to have to buy compression wraps for my knees and see if it helps me train more effectively over this coming year! I still can't believe I have actually participated in two 5k races. Folks, I couldn't even run the mile in high school (there were various reasons for that, but, still). I am so happy and proud that my body can do this now and I hope to participate in more 5k's next summer/fall!