Sunday, March 23, 2014

we beat the green monster!

All our training this winter led up to our 3rd time running in the Gate River Run!  It is the national championship for the 15K & such an incredible race.  beautiful, just a beautiful course to run.  Our boys were able to stay home with Grammy while we went to run- good thing too because it is a crowded place on race day!

our stroller brigade!

our run over the Doctor's Lake bridge

all my guys

picnic lunch day dreaming of race day!
My Dad was able to train for the Gate this year & complete his first road race of any kind!  Not a bad way to start off, way to go Papa!!  It was really fun & much less stressful to go with family & our friend Robert.  It helped us start off without letting the nerves kick in.

before splitting up into our waves
my right hand man
me! I beat the green monster!
I am so grateful to be able to run this race again this year, and I'm already looking forward to next year! My only downfall is that I continue to chase after the idea that I could finish in the top 10% and win a finisher hat!! haha, I am not really close to that dream, but it do wrestle with my competitive nature every time we run.  It makes me want to run faster!  We'll see if I can get closer next year.  This year's time was not my fastest, but I have had 3 babies in the past 5 years since my last Gate River run!  I ran 1:28.02 I believe.  And I am proud of myself.  ;-)  It is really the most fun race I've ever done.  Challenging enough to really make you train hard, but not so much distance that it beats up your body.  Who wants to come next year?


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    1. Thanks Natassja ;-) It's a great race, if you ever want to join us one day!!