|First Doyle Family 5K-ers|
Last Saturday we ran a 5K as a family! My friend Natalie asked me to run it a couple weeks before, and for some reason I agreed. Probably because I hadn't been running, or exercising at all, for a month or so before, and I knew I needed some motivation to get me moving! Then, two days before the race, I hit my big toe into our door-jam, and it bled and bled, and throbbed and throbbed! I felt so bad, that I was going to have to bum out on her. But luckily, the next day it was feeling better.
Neither of us had signed up yet, and the online registration was closed. I finally got ahold of the director, and he said I could still sign up at the host casino across town, between 3 and 7. Well, Ryan and I got there in the knick of time, at 6:30! He decided last minute to run it with us too. Pretty sure we were the last 3 people to get signed up.
The next morning, we picked up Natalie and her adorable daughter Gracen, and we were off! Natalie's husband was at the ward campout, so we brought her double stroller for Easton and Gracen. It's a pretty hefty stroller that is made for off-roading, and hiking type terrain...not jogging! But we thought it would be ok....until 20 feet into the run! HA! Between the heavy heavy stroller, and two big kids, it was a LOAD to push! Our arms were hurting more than our legs the whole time!
We told Ryan to take off in the front, so he could actually race, and we'd stay back with the kids. Good thing we did too. Sweet Gracey wanted to 'run' it with her momma. So cute, she had on her cute jelly sandals and jogged along us as we walked. She would get in and out of the stroller every once in awhile between our running. And Easton was a such a good little boy. He was crying and upset, until we got going, then he was out like a light the whole run!
So between my bum-toe, Natalie's tiny pregnant belly pressing on her lungs, Gracen running, and the heavy stroller....our times weren't our best! I finished in 49 minutes, and Natalie and Gracey finished in 52 minutes. Ryan on the other had had a great personal record time of 21 minutes! He was 75th place out of 1032!!! Talk about a runner! And he hadn't even been training for running (besides Insanity).
Anyway, it turned out to be a great day! We had such a fun time, and I'm so glad Natalie told me about it! It was a really easy course. It was all flat, and at the end of The Strip around the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign. If any of you want to to do it next year, I'm up for it with you! (With no stroller maybe :)
P.S. Don't mind the logo across the pictures. I didn't want to buy the actual photos from the website, so I had to 'borrow' them through screenshots...don't tell!
|my cute Ryan. He got too hot and took off his shirt, therefore his number. So this is the only picture they took of him running. But way to go #75 babe!|
|me and Gracey posing...Easton snoozing!|
|runners and our kids!|
|**don't mind my un-photogenic-ness while running**|
Natalie looks like a pro, because she is, Miss 18-weeks pregnant and can't tell!
|Ryan looking for his wife, just a half hour after he finished...still waiting!|
|Here we are!!! Natalie told me to just leave her at the very end, so Easton and I crossed the finish line alone :)|
|Just a couple minutes after, She and Gracey finished too! Is she not the cutest little girl in the world?|