Run, Walk, or Perhaps Crawl

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So after watching the race for years, I’m joining the Run Like a Mother Race 5K in my town on Mother’s Day!

No, I will not be running, but I will be walking. I thought I would be crawling after a few minutes, but I surprised myself as I trained for the race. I walked 2.3 miles in just 47 minutes last weekend! Then today I walked 3 miles in 55 minutes!!!!! I did it!!!!

AJ will be joining me too! The kids get to run one mile before the moms run. How exciting is that! He gets his own shirt and a medal for competing.

What do all the contestants get for participating? We get a recyclable tote/grocery bag, a Jockey Performance Tech Tee, a race bib (with timing chip affixed) and some small goodies. Pretty awesome right? After the race we get a ribbon I believe. I’m going to pick up our shirts and goodies Friday afternoon.

I hope Hubby takes lots of pictures, I want to capture all the great moments. I got some great advice, don’t worry about the other racers, just focus on me. Don’t worry about competing with anyone, just compete with yourself! So I plan to do just that, I’ll continue listening to Tess Gerritsen’s new book on Audible.

Die Again: Rizzoli & Isles | [Tess Gerritsen]

At the finish line, which is the local park, they will have stands with activities. I really am looking forward to the being a part of it all. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Mother’s Day? I’m hoping to go to one of the local restaurants and get have brunch with my guys afterwards. Then we have to all walk back up a hill to get home, but after a 5K it shouldn’t be too bad, right?

How about you? How will you be celebrating this Mother’s Day?


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Run, Walk, or Perhaps Crawl — 10 Comments

  1. Congrats on joining the 5k! You’ll do great! Agree with all the advice, especially to not compete with others. It’s so easy to get caught up at the start and try to keep up with the fast people. Just enjoy it and best of luck!

    • thanks babe! I am really looking forward to listening to more of that book. While I’d love to see other moms I know, there is no way I can even talk to them while trying to speed walk.

  2. You’re going to do great, Karen – have fun! I’m seeing my mom for breakfast, and going to dinner with Matt and the kids at a place that I pick. 🙂

    • Oh, what a devestating disease, (hugs), glad you got to walk and hopefully people researched the disease and contributed to help research and a cure

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