Ethan finished his first race this weekend. He may not have run it, but he and I made a great team. (Photo = Carbo loading the night before with a Hop, Drop, & Roll by NoDa Brewing.)
We even finished in first place. Okay, we got first place of all female baby joggers, and there were only two female runners with baby joggers, but who’s counting??? (707 total runners)
I planned to leave E at home or at the finish line with Kevin, but Kev decided to work that day. Humph. Well that left E and I to manage ourselves, and he did great by sleeping through most of the run.
I did so much better than expected. We had our first (and only) stroller run last week, so I had low expectations for a stroller race, especially given those friggin hills! However, I finished in 37 min 17 sec (about 9 min 13 sec per mile). (Photo = post-run brew)
The time would have been better if I didn’t have to start at the back. Passing walkers during a race is already hard enough, but working your way up through the crowd with a stroller is a whole other ballgame. It took the entire first mile to work into my pace.
In short – I had a great time, and Ethan received lots of compliments. I’m looking forward to another stroller race and many other training runs.
- Did you celebrate St. Patty’s Day this weekend? If so, how? I ran the themed race and also cooked corned beef and cabbage for dinner last night. Oh, and I also wore plenty of green!