It was the 1st annual back to back run? Not for me but for my little munchkin.
Every memorial day there is a local 10k/5k. I usually run one of them, but this year it was my daughters turn (NO, not the 10k/ or 5k). Since she is 5 I was a little bit apprehensive in entering her in the 1 mile youth run since it was supposed to be from 7 to 14 years. But why not, as long as I ran with her she was willing to give it a try.
So at 8:10am the 1 mile race took place, I held her hand in the beginning running alongside with her. Then I let her run on her own, as a young energetic kid does, she tries to run as hard as possible. I was to thinking to myself, I really hope she is at least will able to make it to the turnaround. But she did and we headed toward the finish line still running. At this point she was passing some kids along the way. People were clapping and I was really having a great time running with her. So with a time of 12:27 she finished her 1st official long race. Woohoo, I was a very proud DADDY indeed.
Then I enticed her with more goodies if she ran the tot run. After some time in the inflatable bouncy thing, she was ready to go and finished the 100 yard tot run.
Yup, back to back runs are now complete. OMG, I'm such a "meanie", having her run that much, but she was no worst for wear and we had a great family day.
Well, what's up with me? I have been a little bit at a crossroads as of late concerning my racing schedule. I was going to try to get a marathon program going to try to Qualify for the Boston marathon. But the path I've set for myself this year has been an "ULTRA MARATHON" one, just to hard right now to try to train for BQ speed and 50+ mile Ultras, plus the Great Illini "Iron Man" triathlon is only 15 weeks away as well.
So with that said another Ultra is lurking on the horizon, not sure which distance yet, but the 3 numbered digit version might be on the ever changing race schedule. Just have to figure out if I have the mental fortitude and running legs to go through one of those again, but I have about a week to decide so I can register at a decent price range.
Until then I'll try to keep doing what I've been used to: run, bike, and swim at my own leisurely pace.