March 22, 2013

Another one of those pesky 5Ks ...

I’m running a 5K today. Yeah, the race distance I despise. But, it will be fun because my dad is doing it, too. It’s his first! For that reason, I’m excited. 

I'm hoping to run it faster than my last 5K in September (and hopefully not feel like puking like I did then). My dad's plan is to run one mile and walk two miles in interval fashion (he just recently started the Couch-to-5K program).

I'm a little nervous about it because I haven't gotten enough sleep all week or ran (well, aside from the half marathon on Sunday) due to work, Dad arriving and general craziness. Also, we'll be at a spring training game from 10:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. in the skin-sizzling sun ... with the 5K starting at 6:15 p.m. Eek! 

Thankfully, we were in the shade this game.

But something working for me: even though this race is in the vicinity of the Pier, and I think you'll be able to see it almost the entire course, it doesn't involve running on the thing. Yay! No pesky Pier! 

It's nice to look at ...
I’m debating about wearing bunny ears for the race. I have a hard time resisting a costume, and with Easter looming, I thought it would be fun (and easy since I already have the ears). I also like the humor factor: a person who proclaims to be a turtle wearing rabbit ears.

(On a side note, wearing things on my head does not bother me during a race. I usually forget they are even there. I always think I am going to want to toss the thing off within the first mile, but I never do.)

If these didn't bother me, I don't think anything will.

Dad's first race, no Pier and bunny ears will make my dislike of the 5K disappear ...

Should I wear bunny ears? Do you like 5Ks? Do you run 5K races regularly? What is your favorite distance? Do your parents run? Have you ever run a race with them?


  1. You should totally wear bunny ears. I enjoy 5Ks, they're quick. Well, should be quick, but I'm not always quick. I think, as hard as it is, I really like the half marathon distance. It's SO rewarding. My mom walks 5 miles a day, just about 5 days a week!

  2. gooooooooooood luckkkkk!!!!!! rock the bunny ears!!

  3. I hate 5ks too but I'm sure you'll have fun with your dad. Wishing you both the best of luck :)

  4. Not a huge fan of 5Ks. Takes me four miles just to warm up. That is so awesome that your dad is doing it with you- that makes it extra special. My parents don't run but I keep trying to convince my sisters to run with me- they all just think I am a little crazy-which is true-but running races is just so fun. Hope you have a great day!

  5. That is awesome that your dad joined you for a race! I'm excited to see how you guys did :) Unfortunately, neither of my parents are walkers/runners - although my mom would like to be.

  6. Wear the's awesome that your dad is racing as well! I have a 5k coming up in about 18'll be my first race since my pelvic stress fracture last may! Blessings!

  7. I hope you wore the bunny ears!!! :) Hope you & your dad had fun too!!


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