Price : $30
Goodies : Woman's cut tech shirt, and post race party with tons of food and beer.
Weather : 57F ( 13.88 C), cloudy with a light breeze.
This is our annual family race. My sister and I have been running it for years now. Back when we started running it again, my sister Maria would be the one waiting for me to finish at the end, she was really fast without any training.
Each year we park at my sister's bakery and then do the .75 mile walk to the start line. This day was a little breezy and felt a bit chilly, but the walk helps us warm up for the run.
I really don't have much to say about the run itself... the course was changed to take out some of the hills, but there were still some steep hills in the race. After running a half marathon last weekend, the 5K felt short and super sweet, but it still took a lot out of me.
I had hoped to beat my 25.58 Kennett Run time from last year, but I didn't put in enough work to accomplish this goal. I was disappointed in myself, but at the same time, I didn't dwell on it for too long. I ran to the best that my body could and that was enough for me.
|Photo by my brother at the finish line|
Oh! I will tell you that, I took great pride on passing many men at the race, as I passed them, I would say in my head "You just got chicked!" and laugh quietly.
For as much as I complained about the course change, running through Downtown Kennett, although quick, was really pretty. I used to work in Downtown Kennett and love this town, so many memories of adventures always live with me.
The organizers make the race a big event, and local business come out and set up tents and tables. This year, the organizers for the Mushroom Cap Half were out there, signing people up for the Half marathon in November. They were offering a shirt, a glass and a magnet to sign up on the spot... after checking dates, I signed up for the November half marathon.
We grabbed donuts, iced tea, pizza, pretzels and beer... we just ran a 5K, so we needed to recover!
For the first time, I wasn't hungry for donuts... there was something wrong with me, I'm always hungry for donuts.
This is the only race that I know that offers different color shirts for men, than the do for women. The first year we ran it, the shirts were pink... and although I love pink, it bothered me. This year, they were a cerulean blue for women and a light gold for men. My sister is wearing her race shirt in the picture above, and below is Roger with the Men's shirt.
Do you have a family annual race?
Is there a family member that causes stress in your family? you can tell me, I wont' tell anybody !
Have you signed up for another race, while on the high from a different race?
Do you prefer V neck shirts or scooped neck?
Are you hungry for a donut?