Thursday, June 9, 2011
Skinny Mini 6K
Hannah and I geared up for our first "long" race of the year with the Skinny Raven Skinny Mini 6K in Anchorage. The weather was a mixture of clouds and sun and thankfully we didn't get rained on during the race. Hannah was pumped up to run this race and at 7pm we were off. The first mile went really fast as we ran it in about 8 minutes. We were able to maintain about a 9 minute mile pace for the whole race. About 2 1/2 miles into the race, I looked behind me to check where Hannah was, and there she was chit-chatting with another lady as she was running. I started laughing and told Hannah to catch up with me. She told the lady, "Gotta go" and started running faster to catch up. The last mile was pretty tough as most of it was uphill. Many people cheered Hannah on and told her how good she was doing. We didn't know until we crossed the finish line how well she really did. Hannah was the very first kiddo under age 12 to cross the finish line. Our time was 34:11, which was good enough for Hannah's very first age group 1st place finish!! She was soooo excited!
I have been dealing with IT band syndrome and am trying to stave it off so we can run our very first 5 mile race at the Run for Women. We can't wait to run with a group of more than 6,000 women. On June 11th you can check us out wearing our pink and black tutus made by our friend Michele at Krazykidlets https://www.facebook.com/#!/krazykidlets :)