Getting Messy with My Sister
Monday, May 19, 2014
This weekend I did a 5k race with my sister. I originally had 5 miles on my training schedule but decided to do the 5k with her and figured I could run again on Sunday to make up for it. There have been two different occasions where I was supposed to run races with my sister. One was my first 5K last April that she backed out on because she was pregnant and one in March because my niece was sick. I was a little reluctant to sign up for the race because I thought something might come up again and I’d end up running by myself again. But I figured running a race couldn’t hurt even if I had to do it by myself.
Now my sister goes all out for races. For the Saint Patties Day race we were going to do she bought beads, and light up glasses, and socks with leprechauns on them. For the Slime Run she made custom race shirts with the slogan “Slime Happens” on the front and our names and established dates (the years we were born) on the back. Saturday morning we got up and got my niece ready to go and headed out to the racetrack. We got there at 8am thinking the race started at 9. Turns out it didn’t start until 10am so we had two hours to wait around. As we got closer my sister started to get really nervous thinking we would be the last ones to cross the finish line or that she would need to walk. I told her it didn’t matter we just had to finish and have a great time.
The race went really well for us, we finished in 65 minutes and that includes having to wait at all the obstacles. We ended up waiting almost 20 minutes for the water slide because a lady had lost her wedding ring in the bottom pool and a bunch of kids were trying to find it. They eventually did which was really great. My sister loved the race and can’t wait to do it again next year. I’m not so sure I’ll do it again, the slim kind of felt like snot running down my face and it was really itchy when it dried. Here are some pictures from the race. I’m the one in pink!