Team 5K in 50 States

Team 5K in 50 States: Hannah and Auntie Jennie

Running Buddies: Auntie Shauna, Owen (brother), Dad (Justin), and Uncle Greg.

Cheerleaders: Mom (Nicole), Grandma, Grandpa, Ava (AKA Suzy-Q, cousin), Baby Kaelyn (cousin), Grammy Farr, and Grandpa Tom.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Jingle Bell 5K

This weekend called for a winter blizzard, so we were thankful that there was only 4 inches of snow when we woke up Saturday morning!  However, I was a little concerned about the condition of the Coastal Trail.  We arrived at the Snow Goose and got to visit with several people we ran with in the Bonny Sosa races. 

Hannah taking a Pre-Race Nap
We were off at 11am and boy was the trail snowy!  There was about 2 inches of snow of snow on the trail and several parts had snow over our ankles.  Hannah and I were only 4 minutes into the race and I knew we were in for a tough run.  Hannah only fell one time when we were running through the deep part.  One lady behind us said that for every inch of snow, you can add a mile to your run.  I think she just might have been right!  Hannah and I agreed that this run was harder than any Kincaid race we have done thus far.  We finished in 38:14 AND Hannah ran the whole time!
Coming into the finish!  Hannah's hiding in the facemask (It was cold)

Here come Auntie Shauna and Owen

The whole race crew
Alaska is out of races until April, so our next race will be our race in Florida.  We will have to stay motivated for the next 3 months until then.  We'll be doing lots of running at the ice rink!
Team 5K in 50 States


  1. Yay Hannah! I struggled too with this race. I think my shins are finally back to normal- it was a rough one!

  2. Hi, Hannah! I was trying to find info on an upcoming run and stumbled upon your blog. I think it's so cool what you and your Aunt Jennie are doing. I noticed that you said to send information on fun runs in the U.S. I am going to Hawaii this coming May and they are having a Charity 5K Fun Run. The proceeds to go charity organizations on the Big Island. Maybe you can put that one on your calendar for next year. Good luck with all your races!!! :) Lisa Dale, Anchorage Runner. :)