I had a pretty good weekend! My mom and I ran the Halloween 5k. But really there is more to the story than just running this 5k. Let me explain.
Since I work in the evening, my mom went to pick up our race packets on Friday evening. While she was over on that side of town, she rode the course we were going to be running, just to get a feel for it. Well, turns out the course was going to be very hilly.
Okay, fast forward to the race. The first few hills weren't that bad, and then we got to the end of the road. Turn left or right? Everybody was going left, but as soon as we turned my mom said "We're going the wrong way" ... um what? So there was also a half marathon going on at the same time as our 5k. When we made the left, we were actually on the path of the half marathon, we should have made the right. But we continued on, along with all of the other 5k-ers.
To make a long story short, with a few hills, we got back onto the original 5k path and rounded out our 5k run by running 4.2 miles. My foot was really hurting, more on that later, but we finished the run in 51 minutes. Not my best pace, but then again, there were hills and my foot was hurting.
I think I looked really cute though!
And that is the story of how I ran the 5k Halloween race that actually was 4.2 miles!