Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chris's First 5K

Today we participated in the 5K run/walk for hearing, Hear We Come, at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children.  Emma is part of the cochlear implant program there and Chris thought this would be a fine time to start running.  He trained a bit for the 5K, but in all honestly he could pretty much run the distance without much training as he is pretty fit.  His goal was to finish without walking at all and he met that goal while keeping just under a 10min/mile pace.  The course was beautiful and did contain a couple of hills, so that explains why his pace was a bit slower than his typical pace at the flat as a pancake course he used to train.  Congratulations Chris! 

Julia participated in the Kiddie K at the beginning of the day and had a ball running with all the kids.  The day started out cold and rainy, so I had dressed the girls for that weather but by the time the race started it was a gorgeous sunny day.  I'll have to remember to bring some t-shirts and shorts as a back-up for the next race day.

Our good friend, Mrs. B, helped me walk with the girls while Chris went with the runners.  The turnout for the 1st Annual event was amazing and we all had a lot of fun.  Chris is now looking forward to signing up for his next race.  Now that he knows what to expect, he's trying to beat his time and has the goal to complete the 10mile Broad Street run.  

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