Saturday, June 11, 2011

Run By The Bay 2011

Run By The Bay was today and although my hubby and I were suppose to run the 5K race together, plans suddenly changed...



Our babysitter, my mom in law was taking care of our niece-who was sick, running fever, therefore our boys could NOT be exposed and they came along with us. Our first plan was to get our packets and just go home and run, BUT then Jacob decided he'd run in my place in his FIRST, EVER KIDS 1K RACE!!!
He warmed up with the Mayor of the City and other participants. He did stretches and took pictures...He finished and did GREAT! I ran with him most of the way, but toward the end he took off, told me he was going to WIN, he raced passed about three kiddos before reaching the finish line! We were all screaming and I grabbed him, picked him up and told him I was SOOO proud of him :) He said he loved it and wants to do another one, tomorrow! Ha! He wants new, faster running shoes too-says his are too heavy! Ha! Now I think we've got him hooked!



...and then 15min. later, it was my hubby's turn to race-that pic is right before he crossed the finish line! He finished 10th overall, think there was about 400 runners! His time was 23:27! His personal PR! So proud of how far he's come in just over a year. He's living proof that it's never too late to change YOUR life! So proud of him!



...so I didn't get to race this morning, but I came home and hit the track! Ran about 4.5 miles in 47 minutes! It was already 90 degrees out there :( Ughhh, SO hot and humid! But I fought through it and am proud of myself for having my own race after the big race!




I guess you can say today was a great race day for all of us! Even little man, Justin ran all over the place waiting for Daddy to finish, so guess he got a workout too! He kept pouring the water on his head and breathing in and out like he was racing...totally needed my video camera! Ha!





**If you wanna see our before pictures and see how far we've come, click below...






5 comments:

Michelle A'etonu said...

awesome! wow, you guys motivate me. i need to hit the road here soon!

Annette said...

Congratulations Marissa! You guys (hubby and you) have really come a long way! And now you've inspired your kids to have some great healthy habits of their own. What a great day for you all. (I have to hand it to you. I complain about walking in 80 degree weather. If you can run in 90--then I need to step up my game!)

Mommy Minded said...

Ya'll Rock!

Mama Hen said...

Good for you for hitting the tracks! And in 90 degree weather! Congratulations to your husband! You two are amazing! Have a great night!

mama Hen

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Way to go, Jacob!!!