This weekend has been anticipated for a while now – David and I both ran our first organized running events in a long time – Run Colfax. I haven’t run any for a year and David’s last marathon was last October. In a way, it felt like we kicked off summer.
We headed down to City Park on Saturday morning for me to run my 5k. I finally got myself into gear and started running again about a month ago. After a long hiatus for many reasons, I finally felt ready to take the plunge and sign up for this to get myself motivated again.
I said my goodbyes and headed to the start line to test out my progress in running and to see where I stood.
On Sunday morning, we got up very early to make it to David’s starting line for a 6:45 am half marathon start. The sun was shining and the weather was perfect for running.
I lucked out and had a friend with a husband running also, so we hung out, walked around and took our kids to the park for a bit during the race.
David finished in 1:35:24, which is wonderful! He was trying to beat 1:35, but I was awfully proud of him for doing so well. His pace was consistent and he ran well.
Here is Aiden thinking he needed to recover from a strenuous hour playing in the park.
My little running family.
The weekend flew by with us being busy both days, but we did have time to relax in the afternoons and spend more time together. As always, I can’t believe it’s already Monday morning – we need one more day, but nonetheless, it was a successful weekend. I feel motivated to start training for a half marathon this summer sometime! I am making a comeback to a part of myself that I’ve missed dearly.
Did you run this weekend?
Did you do anything else fun this weekend?
Is it summer to you yet?