So Monistere Maddness has been in full effect as we haven't had much time to sit down an do a blog post lately.....but hope to make up for lost time in next couple of posts!!! I owe Ace a post of just his Winter Invitational Swim Meet at Crawfish Aquatics a few weeks back.
Today it's Mambo report....a family event! This was race #2 of 2016 for the whole Clan. BG registered for the kids mile, Ace asked to run his first 10K, MM running 10K and myself making last minute move to 15K. Coach Will had me scheduled for 1:10 tempo so I thought "what the heck let's make it a tempo race?!"
We hit the expo up Friday evening, grabbing our packets, visiting with Michelle from Fleet Feet and picking up a MGM Trucker's Hat because can never have too many of those in our house!
Oh I finally got my new Garmin 630 officially ordered. Hope it makes it in time for RocknRoll Marathon weekend!!!
Having a long day on Friday due to falling off the wagon Thursday night for a work event, I finally got hungry after the expo and we hit up Red Robin for a diet burger.....hahaha. Back on the get ready for marathon wagon has been reinstated!
After an early to bed night Friday, we all got up and dressed for a morning of racing! I might have been hungover enough on Friday that I put my wallet in the washer so I had to dig out my DL and other essentials out of dryer before heading out the door. We made it to our favorite parking lot around 7:10 and to our surprise, they have taken to technology too and we didn't have to wait for the machine to pay for our spot!
This is the lot on convention and 4th downtown if y'all happen to park there for events. Saves time.
It was a brisk windy morning in Town Square. Had to keep moving to stay somewhat warm. Due to construction, there was a little delay on getting the kids run started. BG is always on the fence until race start on whether she is going to participate, but she did after conning MM to run with her. I set Ace up with my sister who is always there to help us out with the kids. She was supposed to run as well but has been under the weather so she brought Ila(her rescue) and watched our stuff.
BG ran the full 1 mile with the exception of a couple wardrobe malfunctions.....her skinny bottom can hold her tights up when she gets to "flying" down the road
I have Ace a little pep talk and told him to pace himself as this was his first time at this distance. I wanted to push my pace to see what I could do so I paired up with a doctor friend who I knew was faster than me to see how long I could hold onto his "coattail" and we lined up pretty close to the front of the pack.
MM and Ace lined up together and we're going to help pace each other. My thought process was if I had a really good 8 miles, I should probably find them back on the course for the last mile.
A member of "Group 3" spotted MM and Ace and got a snap shot of him starting to make his move.....lol!
My thought process was almost spot on as I held a respectable pace and caught back up with them on the way up North BLVD bridge. Ace picked up his pace and stayed with me down the bridge but I told him to save himself so he would not hurt after crossing the finish line.
All in all it was a great day for running....I was pleased with my time and felt like I finished strong. I crossed the finding line and was able to turn around and put Ace's medal around his neck for his longest run to date! Im hoping to take the day and build on it through the year!