Happy St. Patrick’s Day a day early! Today was my running club’s 5k / 10k race Shamrocks for Sandy. What a fun morning!
We were there bright and early. Well, dark and early actually.
My parents brought the boys and stayed for the entire race. Thanks guys!
Holly and I had to get our pictures early at this race – she had a job to do later.
The one mile kids run is a leprechaun chase. Guess who was the leprechaun? I began to fear for her safety when the boys mentioned the kids were going to try to see who could “tag” her first! She is a brave girl! Doesn’t she look cute as the leprechaun?
Cindy had a crazy costume too. Fittingly, she was a shamrock this year.
One quick picture of the boys before the kids’ race.
And one of my SOL sisters.
The boys were very excited about their race! In fact, I tried to catch them to run with them and it took me half a mile. LOL
They were even more excited to get their medals at the finish line.
Here are the medals.
It was such a nice day to run. The weather actually cooperated for once! Here is Eileen running.
I ran the 10k today. Guess what? I got 3rd place in my age group! Yay! My official time was 53 minutes 43 second for 6.2 miles. That is an 8:40 pace. Not bad for me!
This one is mine.
Eileen and I ran the second lap together and we both ended up with 3rd place in our age group. Thanks for the run Eileen!
And here are my girls after the race. Lots of medals!
I wasn’t sure whether I was going to enjoy a relaxing run today or go for the medal. I am glad I pushed myself. I thought of my boys as I was running the last windy, uphill (sort of) road and pushed myself. So glad I did. Thanks to my friends who pushed me today too. I needed that.
So, I am wondering, how do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?