I actually did do a 4th race this year.  I ran a local 5k (with less than 100 runners).  I ended up pushing Red in a stroller.  She’s 4 now, so she is heavy but she really enjoys it.

The beginning of the race she was whining and saying that she wanted to run it.  I kept trying to convince her not to because I thought we could do really well, but she insisted and I gave in.  She ran about 200-300 meters I would guess before she got tired.  We were dead last in runners. So I had a lot of catching up to do.  We were running on a small bike path, so that was hard to pass people on.  We passed tons of people in the next couple miles.  There were no mile markers or water on the course so I don’t really know splits or any of that.  I could see a couple girls ahead of us, but I didn’t have enough energy to catch up.  My upper body was tired and the wind was pretty brutal at some parts.

We got to the end and I could see the clock said 25:xx.  So i got Red out and let her run across the line with me.  We finished right around 26 minutes.  So definitely a slow time, even with a stroller. I was trying to guess my pace minus the couple minutes she ran, but I really have no idea.    We were the 4th women, but there weren’t awards or anything like that.

Overall I enjoyed it.  I think Red enjoyed it too, but she did ask for my phone to watch videos after a mile or so.




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