Saturday, June 16, 2012

Kids Against Hunger Race Day!

Today was by far my favorite race. So many good things to say about this race. First, the people who ran the race just rocked. They were super organized, and the announcer was super funny and uber motivating. Second, we got to run around Lake Calhoun...twice. Such a fun, beautiful run. Third, it basically rained the whole day. While the rain made it a bit unbearable for Brandon and Grayson, for Griffin and me, the rain made the race that much more fun. For the first time in a while, I let myself just run. Because of my recent foot issues and the weather, I decided to just run. I didn't concentrate on a time, and I barely looked at my watch. I just ran. I people watched. I prayed. I encouraged people who tried to walk. And I just ran. And while I am competitive and like to make personal records, I learned that sometimes I just have to let myself enjoy a run...even at a race. And enjoy myself I did. Overall Pace...exactly 9 minute miles. Fourth, I got to share my passion for running with Griffin again. Together we raised $300 for Kids Against Hunger, and Griffin ran his one mile race in NINE MINUTES FLAT! Yep, my five year old can run a nine minute mile. Pretty sure I couldn't do that until a few years ago. I also think it's pretty cool we paced exactly the same. We were also fortunate enough to have Kelsey join us for Griffin's race. It was super fun for me to just share this race as a family. Finally, because of the location, we got to stop at Jamba Juice on the way home. Doesn't get much better than that!!!

Not sure how long the link will stay open, but if you are still interested in donating, click here.

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