A rare weekend post!
Yesterday was the Catholic Exchange Virtual 5K. A couple months ago I posted about fitness and health and pledged to train and run/walk/limp/crawl on September 29.
Yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhh, that didn't really happen. The training, I mean.
As you well know, however, ordering a personally designed t-shirt from Cafe Press is akin to signing a contract in your own blood. So when it arrived in the mail on September 28, I was pretty well stuck. That, along with these inspiring words from Cari, (the brains behind this Virtual 5K, as well as shirt-designer extraordinaire) convinced me it was a worthy undertaking for a beautiful Saturday morning.
I'm happy to report that
A) I neither limped nor crawled during the race itself. (Today is a different story.)
B) My family accompanied me for part of it. Best cheering squad ever.
C) The weather was spectacular.
D) In spite of some stiff competition, I was the winner of the South Korea competition! Go me!
Funny thing is, when you are a mom and pressed for alone time, a 5K takes on a whole different meaning. I took my fancy-schmancy camera with me and snapped photos for the first half, and then handed off the camera and ran the second half. Because, hey. This is my Virtual 55K and I can do what I want. Including stopping to nurse the baby and eat orange slices halfway through.