On Saturday, the family and I once again toed the starting line for a 5K. This time, we did the Flat as a Pancake 5K, to benefit the Race to Cure Lymphoma.
Since we’d been on vacation for 12 of 15 days prior to the race, MY plan was to enjoy a leisurely pace.
I suppose I forgot to inform my competitive 6 year old of my plan. Once he crossed the starting line, he took off. Pancakes are pure motivation, and adrenaline, for a 6 year old, I suppose. He ran most of the race about a quarter of a mile ahead of me. At one point, he actually turned and came back to me, to see if I was okay. Such a sweet boy. I assured him that I was fine and told him he could run ahead of me, after giving him some safety instructions, as long as he waited for me at the finish line. After looking to make sure I was serious, he took off again… and he crossed the finish line several minutes ahead of me.
When I crossed the finish line, he jumped up and high five’d me, and gave me a giant hug. We waited for the rest of our crew before heading off to eat a yummy breakfast of pancakes (I only took one bite of pancakes, because I’m calorie counting, but MAN WAS IT GOOD).
After we had breakfast, the kiddos also did the kids “mini stack” which is about a 90 yard dash.
Mister informed me that “we need to train harder” for our next race, so we’re going to incorporate some sprint work into our days. Fun.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the race, and Hubs said he definitely wants to sign up again for next year.
In the meantime, I’m officially registered for a 10K Trail Run in November and have started training for that. I can’t wait!