Thursday, June 9, 2011
Anchorage Heart Run 5K
Hannah and I had quite the crew joining us for the Heart Run. Auntie Shauna and Owen were going to run the 1.3 mile kids run and Justin (daddy) was joining us for the 5K. Nicole (mommy) came as cheerleader for all. Hannah wanted this race to be our fastest race ever and we were hoping to finish in about 27 minutes. Hannah and I lined up at the very front to avoid being caught in the race congestion typical at the beginning of races. The gun went off and off we went. Hannah was in high gear the first quarter mile and was running a 6:30 mile pace, we slowed down a little and finished our first mile in 8 minutes. Our second mile we finished in 9 minutes, and our third mile was about 10 minutes for an overall time of 27:35...our fastest time ever! That last quarter mile sure as a killer for both of us and we were both happy to be done.
Justin finished about 1 minute in front of us. Auntie Shauna and Owen started their race just as Hannah and I finished. After about 30 minutes we started to wonder where they were. They finally came across the finish line and all of the cheerleaders were frozen. It was such a cold morning and poor Nicole had forgotten her jacket and was wearing flip-flops because she had an 11:00 pedicure scheduled since it was the day before her graduation! Auntie Shauna and Owen ended up running a surprise 5K as well because the officials didn't have people turn around in the right place. Well at least they got a good work out!