Saturday, May 2, 2009

5k

No not $5,000 dollars sadly, but a 5k walk. Yes today that is what I did with my morning. I woke up absurdly early at 7:45am and joined my friend Vanessa on a 5k fun run (aka WALK with kids and strollers) A few other's joined us including Vanessa's friend Rebecca, her SIL, her SIL's FIL, and Vanessa's dad. It was forecasted to be raining. De-lightful! However, Vanessa and I came prepared with covers for the strollers and thankfully although required for the little ones, didn't rain enough to really impact us.

The 5k walk we participated in was the Free Them 5k hosted by World Concern. The organization is focused on stopping human trafficking and this run was raising money for women and children at risk of, or enslaved in, the injustices of sexual exploitation, trafficking and slave labor. If I can't get my lazy-ass out of bed for that... well then...

Seriously, ask anyone that knows me - I am NOT an athlete. I am NOT an outdoorsy girl. I am NOT even play with a frisbee and jog around the park girl. No I got that all out of my system in high school and there is NO looking back for me. But a 5k? That's do-able! And it was! Our group of six paired off nicely as the walk went on and we managed to walk in groups of twos. Vanessa and I were with each other and our babes in plastic-coating. :) We were NOT last and that was all that we were aiming for. However we were beyond disturbed when not 15 minutes in we were being lapped!!! We were convinced that he wasn't in our race. haha. CRAZY! Once upon a time I could run a 6 minute mile... that was several decades, pounds, and pre-knee surgeries ago. No desire, no ability... go you speedy man! Vanessa and I crossed the finish line just at 64 minutes and 32 seconds. Not too shabby I say! Our two plastic-wrapped babes enjoyed most of their first 5k slumbering, which is just the way we like it!

Would I do it again? Sure... but my knee says not for a few weeks. Man how did my body get so old?! Happy Saturday, everyone!


Ace enjoyed his little rain shelter!

14 comments:

Kati said...

How cool! I love the little rain wraps.. I always thought they looked funny on strollers!

FROGGITY! said...

good for you! what a cool little rain protector! :)

Lauren said...

congrats on the 5K -- it looks like a beautiful area -- what part of th eworld are you from?

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Stopping by from SITS! Good for you doing a 5k!

=)

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

How great that you did this walk and what a wonderful cause! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am adding you to my reader!! Look forward to getting to know you! :)

Mommyof2girlz said...

YAY! Congrats on your 5K. You have an award, "The Adorable Blog Award" to pick up so stop by and grab it! :)

Mercedes said...

Stopping by from Sits. Good pix!

Mama Nut said...

Hi, visiting from SITS! Love your blog. Your little family is just darling!

That 5K looked like a lot of fun!

I loved your post on the Swine Flu -- and I totally agree!

Hillori said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. You make me realize that I need to get out and start exercising more! I enjoyed your blog.

Green said...

Oh how cool is that ride :)
You're wonderful for participating in the 5k great job.

Yaya said...

Hey that time is not bad at all!!

What a good cause you walked for.


Congrats on being first SITS commenter today!

The Blonde Duck said...

Good for you! What a wonderful cause. How many miles is a 5 K?

Whitney said...

This is a great cause! Glad to hear that this issue is receiving more awareness.

Stopping by from SITS!

Kristin said...

That's so great that you did that together! The hubs and I were talking about doing a half marathon in his hometown. Wonder if our little man would be up for 13 miles? Ah ha! Found you on SITS and love your blog!