As you know, I was signed up for the The Jelly Bean Virtual 5K over at Run With Jess's Blog. It was my first time running any kind of organized run so I was pretty excited. My mom and sister also decided to sign up so we were pumped!
Jess is giving away a bunch of awesome prizes and you get extra entries for dressing up. Our little crew decided to be "Peeps" since this was an Easter themed race. My sister was "PEEPing Tom", my mom was "Lil' Bo" (for Little Bo Peep), and I was "PEEP show". Aren't we creative? We think we're hilarious. We had a little photo shoot at mom's before we set out on our "race".
We decided to run the path between the Cable Bridge and Blue Bridge along the Columbia River. It's 3.1 miles to one bridge and back. It was cold and windy!
So the wind was blowing HARD. Had to be 30 mph winds and we were running into the wind the first half before the turn around. It was BRUTAL! Also, my ipod was dead!! I've never ran without music before. This was not going to be fun! The first half pretty much sucked for me. There was a point when I felt like I was running in place because the wind was so hard.
After the turn around part, I did much better. The wind was actually helping push me along. Here are some pics of what I got to look at while running. Actually it was really relaxing to run along the river with no music...Just peace and quiet..oh and my heavy breathing! lol
Followed up by my sis.
Melissa talks about her run on her blog HeRE at The Brady Bulletin
Overall, the weather made this run kinda suck. BUT I had a blast with my peeps and that was the best part!!