Sunday, August 26
A's 7th 5k
Weather - Sunny and HOT HOT HOT
I received a Schwaggle that made this race about $14, so we all decided to do it. Even though it is HOT and in August... why. Why do we do this? For whatever reason, Denver likes to have the 5k's start SUPER late. This one didn't start until 9:30. 9:30!!!
We left the house around 8, hoping that would give us enough time to drive there, get a parking space, and pick up all our stuff. The lots at the lake were already full, but we parked on a side street not too far away. It was plenty of time.
We took some pictures by the lake of what we "thought" were some super awesome 80's outfits. I should have taken more pictures of people there, as we were by FAR some of the most underdressed people. If you can believe it.
We missed out on the awesome group warm up, and lined up in the back. You know, since we had 2 kids, a stroller and a dog. There was supposed to be music at all the mile markers, and we assumed that there would be at least one water station. You know, since it was already 80 degrees. Nope.
|A's a bit grumpy at mile 1 - no water!|
Around mile 2, A decided she wanted to walk with J and Chopper. That was fine, I planned on jogging until mile 3 and then turning around to walk in with them for the finish. Somewhere around mile 2.5 I hear "mooooooommmma!!!" and I turn around and A is sprinting towards me. She said she felt like she was ready to run.
When she decides she is ready to run, she can RUN. I had a hard time keeping up and was worried about the knee, but it was fine. We managed to pass L, who had been jogging with H in the stroller, and crossed the line. She booked it the entire last half mile, and her final sprint was 7:33! We saw no water and headed back to meet up with J. We walked him up to the finish line.
A and I finished in about 45 minutes, and the course was just a bit short. Even with all my "back and forths," I measured 3.02 miles. L measured around 2.9 miles.
- People had a LOT of fun with this race. The costumes were awesome!
- The free sunglasses were a nice, fun touch.
- The live band was really good.
- No water before or after the race - it was over 80 degrees when we started at 9:30. Not cool!
- No food after the race. NOTHING. We didn't get done until about 10:15. A little snack would have been nice.
- No volunteers on the course except for at mile 2. There were some chalk arrows on the ground, but obviously we must have missed a turn somewhere, or the course was just really short.
- No timing of any kind (we did know this in advance).