Friday, April 26, 2013

Leawood Midnight Run...

I have a confession to make.  Up until a week ago, I had never run a 5K before. 


I know, I know, I have run eight marathons, too many half marathons to count, and even completed an Ironman, but I have never run an organized 5K before.  Ken did inform me that most people run a 5K as their first race before progressing to other distances.  Well, I am not most people. 

The first race I ever signed up for was a marathon.  I did run a half marathon about four weeks prior to the marathon, making it my very first race.  I know I have pointed this out before but I will mention it again (mainly because I love the look of panic on people's faces), Ironman Louisville was my first and ONLY triathlon I have participated in.  Boom.

Basically, I dream big. 

So on Friday last week, we were watching all of the drama unfold with the Boston Bomber (we are thrilled they caught that loser, by the way), Ken read that the Leawood Midnight run for Special Olympics was happening right near our house.  We joked about going, I may have told Ken that I was unsure if I could stay up until midnight.  Ken and I had both already completed our runs for the day and debated about going.

Yes, you read that correctly, Ken finished his run as well.  God bless his long legs. 

We decided that it would be fun to go and take Kya.  I mean, what kind of husky has not run in a race before?  She was super excited and a little bit confused as to why her mama was getting dressed to run at 11:00 at night, but she cooperated. 

It was a fun little race, Kya and I ran the 5K and Ken ran the one mile race.  Yes, Ken ran in a race.  Maybe I can get him to like running?  I finished the 5K in 25:00 minutes.  I actually really enjoyed the 5K and would like to run another one to see how fast I can run one.  I would also like to run one that does not start at midnight, which is way past my bedtime. 

It was quite cold out.  Kya was just certain that the bucket was full of water, just for her.  She was sadly mistaken not once, but twice as she was complaining about how hot it was outside.  No water in the bucket. 

See you next year Leawood Midnight Run!

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