Apr 26, 2013

We Set a Date

Nope, just kidding! But seriously, I never realized how much that question gets asked right after the "congratulations". I feel like the pressure is on though. Right now we are trying to put together a guest list because I can't find a place until we have an estimated guest total...then once that's done we are at the mercy of the dates the venue has open.....I never realized how it was all connected. So many decisions are contingent on other decisions. How did the rest of you ladies do this??

Before this week is over {so close now!!} I need to recap the rest of the weekend for archive sake. 

Brooklyn and I ran our very first 5K together. Her first and my first in about two years I think. Wow, that's crazy. 
B was originally just signed up for the kids fun run, but decided to go ahead and run with me since she was a "big kid". We started off at a good pace and got about half a mile down the road when I noticed my shoe was untied. I stopped for that and let B run ahead. Eventually we caught up with 2 of her friends {the 3rd one was still closer to the front}. The girls then decided their new goal besides finishing first, obviously, would be to beat me and beat Lora. I told them they should try to beat Marley's mom, Meredith....who ended up taking 3rd in our age group. 
My time kinda sucked but I am ok with that. I have always been slow, but I can work on that this year. I did manage to beat B, but her friend Alex finished one second before me...one second! But thanks to that little kid, I sprinted faster at the last stretch than I have probably ever sprinted in my life! 
After the race, Brooklyn decided to go ahead and do the fun run. She was feeling pretty confident after her leisurely stroll the last mile of the 5K! 
She finished 5th but the poor thing came in crying. Her stomach started hurting right after the first turn and she felt pretty crummy at the end. Luckily she perked up and changed her mind about "never running a 5K" with me again. Hopefully she will join me for a few more this year. 
Always time for a flex break
Some other awesome blog ladies were there too, so of course we had to get a few photos together. And yes, that is totally our finish time....
Meredith, Me, LauraB, Lora, Laura, & Jaime

3 comments:

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Awesome job on the run! I'm happy B did it with you.

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

It was so much fun! Haha you will definitely be getting asked that question a lot!!!

Lora said...

I love that pic of you and alex finishing. hilarious!!