Saturday, April 28, 2018

Our first 5K race!

We joined Girls on the Run this year at school and have been training for a 5K! We had to get up early on a SATURDAY and head to downtown Durham to hit the ground running… Daddy was pumped, as he’s been training a bit, Abby was nervous to run with him, but excited, Mom was tentative because she hurt her ankle, and Emily didn’t want to have a single thing to do with the day…

-Abby & Emily

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Emily wasn’t ready to leave the house at 7:30 this morning, and CERTAINLY not to go running…

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There were SO many people, it was a beautifully sunny, 70 degree weather day, and there was lots of fun energy!

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The girls had made tutu’s to wear for the race, but Emily’s less-than-excited mood ended her tutu on Mom instead…

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There were hairspray stations, and we all get festive for the race! We even finally convinced Emily to “slightly” shade her ponytail green…

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Mom’s purple highlights didn’t show up too well, but Dad’s green stripes was enough for everyone!

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Our team was ready to go!

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Emily and Mom were “running” partners, and it’s a good thing she’s a good “puller”! Her arms might be more tired than her legs now though!

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Ready, set, go!!!!

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You can do it Em!!!! Mom was just happy if her feet were moving forward at this point…

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One of our finishers was slightly less happy about it than the other (there may have even been a lot of tears in the last 3.0 miles of the 3.2 mile race), but we did it and we got awesome medals!

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Dad & Abby finished in 40 minutes, and Mom and Emily finished in under an hour!

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We did get a smile out of everyone when we wrapped up with a trip to Starbucks! We might not do another 5K anytime soon, but in the end, we’re glad we did it, and some of us even had fun!

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