This was my only race of 2012, which is kind of sad. But, it is what it is, and I knew I wanted this to be my first race post baby. Even though this year was a lot different from last year, I’m still glad I did it.
A nice perk of this race is that, if you go get your number on Saturday, you get a free beer. So J & I took Emilia with us for a ride and out tolunch. It would have been nicer if I hadn’t left my license at home and could have enjoyed a free beer, but it was still a nice afternoon. The baby wasn’t all that impressed by the lack of beer, though.
The weather was great on Sunday, and we left the baby at my parents so we could enjoy the day. While I have a great jogging stroller, I didn’t bother getting the infant seat adaptor since I’d only use it for a few months, and really, it’s not like I’m running every day. By the spring, the baby will be able to hold her head up well enough to go in the jogger and the weather will be getting warm again, so we’ll take advantage of it then.
J & I decided to stick together during the race, which, in retrospect, wasn’t the best idea. You know how sometimes people you exercise with motivate you to keep going or to run faster? That didn’t happen. We walked a lot, and were just kind of “eh” about the whole running thing. I’d say we did about a 50/50 split of running and walking, and finished in 42 minutes. Nothing to write home about, but we didn’t exactly give it our all either.
The best part of this race is the after party. Plenty of beer on tap, and great food. My college roommate came down to run (and smoked us), and we saw some friends we haven’t seen in way too long. After a few beers and some mac & cheese, we headed to dinner at my parents and a happy, spoiled baby.
There probably won’t be any more races in 2012, but I promise the Mews won’t be the only one in 2013!