Saturday, March 13, 2010

St. Patty's Pacer and Parade

On Friday I ran in the St. Patty's Day Pacer down town Holland. It was a 5K race that went from Centennial Park to Windmill Island and back again. It was cold but fun. This was my first race in a long time and it felt good to do it again.
Here we are at the start of the race. I ran with Jodie most of the way. We have been running on Mondays and Wednesdays with this group of girls and a few more that could not make this race. It is a fun group with girls at all different running levels. We started out walking and now we run a good 4 miles most days.
Liam loved to cheer everyone on. Tim said he clapped every time a racer would run by.Cam and Liam cheered together. They enjoyed being outside and watching all the people.
Finally, the end of the race. I got my best 5K time, I finished in 29 min flat. It could have been better, but I got a side ache the last mile, urg!
On Saturday we went to the St. Patrick's Day parade. Can you see that Liam is clapping again? He loves to clap! It was cold and windy, but the rain held off. The boys loved the fire trucks and candy. Kelly and I went down with Carter and Liam. Jenn and Rob met us down town with Cam. Rob was the candy catcher but I think he got more for himself than for the boys! :0)
Does he look happy or what? I made him wear this bow tie since you could not see his green St. Patty's Day shirt. In fact in the picture above, you can see all 3 boys are wearing the bow ties. I'm sure they will thank us one day for how cute we made them look!

1 comment:

Brad and Jill said...

I am so glad that the race was fun...that is so cute that all the boys were watching - I love the bowties!