This past weekend was bit gloomy, but we didn't let that get us down. On Saturday we took the little one to the library, where we picked out some books for her to read throughout the week with us. As well, we went to Family Storytime, enjoyed some Robert Munsch and made this amazing noise shaker. Turns out it is the best thing we have ever made there, and the little one LOVES it.
The rest of the day we spent at home, but we got loads done. Laundry, vacuuming, cleaning, I made some spiced apple butter in the slow cooker, made some zucchini loaf, and my husband made some chili for the following day after our race. It was awesome, we have never felt so productive!
Then Sunday rolled around and I was up at the crack of dawn excited to put my training to use and be blasted with colour! I donned my garb (as colourful as I could be, while still having white to get soaked in). We got to the race and it was super disorganized, but what can you do when you have as big a crowd as we have ever seen at a fun run. We were signed up for the first wave, but ended up in the second by mistake. Even with the little bit of rain it was amazing to run it, actually the rain helped cool us down a bit.
When we finally got running it was awesome, slow start, but that was okay with me as my pace running is pretty slow. Once we got going I was happy I had trained, and I was happy that I ran pretty much the whole 5K, only had to stop at the colour stations and a couple other bottle neck places. Some parts were annoying, like this couple of girls who were walking and we would try to go around (they took up the whole sidewalk in the park) and then they started running when we tried to pass. We had to pass them again when they stopped to walk again. I think in cases like this you should either run or walk, no in between, set a pace you know you can run the whole event in...as it's rather annoying for the people you are cutting off or blocking.
That was the only annoying part. Otherwise we had a BLAST! I loved having colours thrown at my face, squirted all over me, and even enjoyed my one friend rolling in colour and my husband baseball sliding into the purple. When we got close to the finish line I started to sprint, almost missed out on getting my colour bomb (had to settle on pink) and heard my mom and the babe shout for me from the sidelines <3 It was amazing to see them at the end and know I did it. Then we took photos and had some hijinks. YAY!
I loved it, and will probably find another 5K that we can sign up for and take the babe with us in the stroller. Family 5K!
Check out the coat rack my husband and I made for out little ones sweaters (I painted, he screwed it all together).
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