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The First 5K Down

We did it! The Boedie fam completed our first (and last?) 5K this past weekend. It was part of a fundraiser for the kids’ school, so we figured why not!

Princess was one of about a half dozen 2nd graders that did the whole 5K. Dude was one of a few 5th graders who did the whole thing. I was so proud of them! Dude, Princess, and I finished in about 42 minutes . . . it was better than the goal I set and we weren’t last, which was my other goal 😉 This is Colorado, so the course was not flat by any means . . . downhill, up hill, flat, up hill, down hill, etc. The kiddos did pretty well sticking to the plan of running the downhills and flats and walking the uphills . . . although they did require a little prodding on the last mile and I did end up giving Princess a piggy back ride up the last hill. But it was fun!

Why didn’t Hubby run with us? Well, he tried. He finished in about 34 minutes. Dude started the race running with a friend, but then he slowed down when his friend kept going. Hubby was trying to catch up to Dude and must’ve run right by him at one point! So he spent the race trying to catch up to Dude while Dude was jogging along with me and Princess quite a bit behind :-)

All in all, it was a great experience! I was so proud of the kiddos for doing the run. We had an awesome pancake/ham/fruit breakfast in the cafeteria afterward. I even won a $10 gift card to It’s a Grind in the raffle – woo hoo! I must say, the Boedies have been pretty darn luck with raffle drawing winning lately 😉

The kids took full advantage of my good mood and joined me on a trip to Castle Rock after the race. I needed some pants and shoes . . . but of course we ended up at the Underarmor and Adidas stores first . . . where I may have been feeling so proud of them that I spent a little more moolah on them than I normally would have 😉 They did allow me 30 minutes at my store to get what I needed, so all was good.

We hightailed it back to town so we could make it to Dude’s soccer game that afternoon – yup, after running the race, he had to run around that ginormous soccer field for 1.5 hours! He was a trooper and did awesome :-)

How about you? What did you do last weekened?

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  1. Sue says:

    That is fantastic. I could maybe make it a block! You should all be proud of yourself.
    I would love to watch one of the soccer games.


  2. Shirley says:

    This was literally the first full weekend we have been in town since late May!! It was really nice to be home for a change and I got so much done and it really felt good. Sunday after the disappointing Vikings football game I went down to the trail and walked at a pretty good clip for about an hour…it was a beautiful day for it!! Then I picked red peppers, green peppers, jalapenos, and onions out of our garden and we had stuffed jalapenos and stuffed peppers for dinner last night. I think I could walk a 5K race (might need a couple breaks here and there) but I know I could never run a 5K race. I am very proud of all of you for succeeding at that…wonderful!!! Love…Mom