Saturday morning..... I awoke debating whether or not to lace up and head out to a local 5K. Without going into details, the week completely exhausted me! Mentally, physically, and emotionally... I was completely spent!!!!!! Honestly, my alarm went off, and a HUGE part of me wanted to just stay right in bed!!!! I had a mental war in my head.........."you have to run anyway, your friends will be there, it is a point race, it is one of your favorite runs, IT IS ONLY 15 MINUTES FROM YOUR HOUSE!!!!! GET OUT OF BED!!!!!!" And, so I did......
This 5K is associated with a festival....... "The Skillet festival." People in the local community beat on cast iron skillets as people run by!!! It is a HUGE festival!!!!! Why I didn't get pictures of the festival, I just don't have a good answer except that I literally had to cross the finish line and get straight to my car!!! I had to get home, shower, and round up my husband & son to make a morning soccer game!!! Time was of essence!!!
Well, the weather was a bit humid..... actually, it was A LOT humid!!! The weather forecasters last week were predicting cooler weather...... WRONG!!!!! It was humid! Over cast, but humid!!! Seriously, I am SO OVER IT!!! I am actually becoming a cranky runner because of it!!!! Really just want to stay inside on my treadmill where I can control the environment!!!! Does that make me a wimp? Maybe, but I don't care! LOL!!!!!! We are moving toward the end of October for goodness sake!!!! It is fall!!! It should be cooler!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!
None-the-less, on to the 5K breakdown. So.... NOT the race I had hoped for......but..... it is, what it is!!!!
Unofficial time 24:57 with an average 8:01 pace.
Mile 1- 7:40
Mile 2- 7:58
Mile 3- 8:28 (I have to say, that when I realized that I was looking at 24 on the clock, I stopped any push. At that point, I really just wanted to be finished and didn't feel like pushing to the point of feeling uncomfortable. It was hot! Humid! I was tired from the week! I had a ton of stuff to do Saturday! I was so over everything)
Some how, I managed first in my age group..... I have to say, a pretty cool medal..... or skillet actually!!! LOVE THIS RACE!!! IT is one of my favorites! Even if I was cranky!! LOL! :D
So, HOME.... SHOWER, Dress, jump into car, and OFF to soccer!!!
Manage to snap a shot of Ben with his daddy and grandparents.... I tell you, I don't have an easy family to photograph .... had to take a few shots prior to getting this one below where everyone was looking at the camera and smiling!
Below, is my first attempt at the family photo......... see what I mean! :D
Granny Jo even showed up as well..... :)
My lil soccer player!!!!
During a break, talking on the side lines with daddy!!
So...... after the soccer game, it was off to the Pumpkin Patch!!! Yep, straight after....... soccer uniform and all!!!! Told you it was a busy day!!!
Just love fall........ was able to snap this pic at the pumpkin patch... little dark, but, people were waiting to get their picture too... it was a bit of a rush picture!!
And, you know your 7 year old is wiped out when you get home at a little after 2pm and he says that he is going to take a nap........ lol
Well, gotta run....... still lots to do and the weekend is flying!!!! I really need a day between Saturday and Sunday..... too much to ask?!