Saturday, 1 March 2014

Race Numero Uno Done and Dusted!

Our first stroller race for 2014 and my first race after Baby J's birth is in the bag, whoop!

Baby J must have overheard us talking about a race, because he made very, very sure (right through the night) that he was properly hydrated for the occasion, ha!  Needless to say that Mama didn't get much sleep - perhaps three or four hours in total?  But I was determined to make it to the starting line - it's not every day that one gets to do a race in beautiful George.

K and I left Hartenbos bright and early this morning and arrived at the Bergsig church in George (about 40 km away) with plenty of time to spare before the 8 a.m. start.  

We managed to capture a whole family of photo bombers in the background.  Now that takes talent.

It was a very small, low-key race, but a perfect one for my post-baby 'racing' comeback.  There were only a handful of runners doing the 5 km distance, and the route wound through a quiet, leafy suburb of George.  

A small field.
  
The course ended up measuring way short - 3.32 km according to my Garmin.  I overheard quite a few grumbles about this, which is understandable, but I must say that the distance actually suited me just fine: A full 5 km would have been a bit far for my fitness level at this stage.  I felt great throughout the race: No niggles or pain - yay!

The bling.

What a perfect way to start a weekend at the sea - a morning of running with my bestie in the cool, fresh ocean air!  Bliss :) .

3 comments:

  1. Yay for your first race after baby J! So jealous of what looks like amazing weather right now!

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    1. We were really blessed with fantastic weather during our visit - so thankful! :)

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  2. Congratulations on your first run back! And at least he will learn at a young age that hydration is super important! ;)

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