I'm doing them together b/c my wrap-up is really JUST the 5K! I didn't run at all this week until the race and I'm happy to report that I did run and there was no pain from my heel bursitis! Yay!!! The 5K was Superhero themed and the proceeds all went to The American Cancer Society, so this time Savannah decided to join in and see if her friends were interested. She followed Talia Joy Castellano and was really sad when she passed away. We thought this would be a nice way to honor her memory and contribute a little. Dallas and I had no trouble getting up and dawning our Superhero gear, but Savannah isn't used to these early mornings. It took a bit to get her up and she looks a wee bit tired in the photos! LOL.
Bonus! My BFF was there so I had a personal photographer. I even got lucky and she forgot her memory card so she used my camera. Even easier! ;) It seemed like we were going to get off to a late start but they gathered up everyone pretty quickly at 9am and started. Pretty late race for August.
The race shirts were cute (you can see them, the blue ones, in the shots) I decided to run and see how my heel felt. I think the Wonder Woman costume helped. I'll admit, Rey thought I was walking. I told him afterwards that I had run, but I just didn't want to hear it before the race.
Hope got this shot of us taking off and look who is next to me! She was the only other woman dressed as Wonder Woman. Love it!
You can see how I taped in this next shot, on my right leg. I went up from the heel and also across it (in the shoe where you can't see). I think it helped.
I thought we were taking it easy taking off, but Dallas says we didn't. All I know is I had a huge grin on my face b/c I was running! There was no pain and I was so excited. The girls were walking the race, although I was told they ran a few times as well. Savannah said she actually liked running more because of the breeze...yep, planting the seed!
The race was on a mostly flat paved trail and then back up the road and it's somewhere I run normally, so it was nice to not worry about where I was going or the route. They had posted it previous to the race, so I knew where I was going, which was great. At each mile marker they had fun signs like "SHAZAM! 1 Mile!" and "KABOOM! 2 Miles!", that was really cute.
It was pretty hot but they had a water station at 1.5 and I got in a small water fight with Dallas as we ran. I love running with him! He was on his game and after a slight mishap where he thought his mp3 player was going to die, I was chasing him the whole race! Me, on the other hand, not so much. It wasn't the heel, although I was nervous to push it, so I tried not to go to fast. It was my lungs. After a few weeks with only 1 run, my lungs were not happy. I got a stitch in my side, which I get occasionally, but I just couldn't settle into my breathing like I usually do. I was so happy to be running though, I just didn't really care. I walked a couple times to catch my breath and then continued on. Dallas got quite a bit ahead of me by the end, over a minute. He PR'd! I was so happy for him, he said everything just went right this race and I'm so glad. He's had some issues the last couple races. No PR for me, but I didn't expect one. 33:20 was good enough for me!
The girls came in quite a bit later and I know at least 2 out of the 3 said "never again" after crossing the finish. LOL. Notice the capes are all off as well. They chattered about the race afterwards for a long time though, so I know they had fun and maybe in the future. I can only hope a little seed was planted. Mwahahaa...my evil plan.
I call this the "I don't understand why she actually likes these things?" face. LOL
I took my shoe off right after the race and my heel feels ok. It doesn't hurt, but there's some tenderness and I'm not about to push on it to see if it hurts more. I suspect more rest this week until it completely heals.
Oh and for those of you that are Disney lovers, I made my ADR's this morning for the trip! Got everything I wanted and we're eating in the Castle for dinner after the race!!! WOOT!
So, have you ever run injured or on the mend? Do your kids run races with you? I got 1 our of 3, but I plan to convert the others eventually! If you are going in February, did you make your ADR's?!?! Where are you eating??