Friday, June 29, 2018

Short Run on a Long Day 5k - First stroller 5k

Happy Friday! Going to be a hot weekend in Chicago (mid-90's) and looking ahead, next week will be close to the same. I don't mind personally but it's too hot to push the baby in the stroller in that weather.

Last week, I participated in the Short Run Long Day 5k for the 6th year in a row. I love this race for a few reasons. It's in the town I live in and is only a hop-skip-jump away! I can find parking right near the start. My run group FNRC is a HUGE presence at this run. Which basically means...lots of my friends are there! Every where I looked from the minute I got out of the car, I saw gold FNRC. Even the volunteers! It was so fun!

Frankfort/New Lenox Running Club
(Timmy and I are front right - not in stroller)
When I signed up for the run, which is on a Wednesday evening, I forgot my husband was going to be out of town for work. I had planned to bring Timmy anyway but thought I'd have my husband for "help" with the baby if I needed it. Oh well...I was going to try it anyway. He loves the stroller but never ran 3 miles with it before.

Actually long story short, we ran it, we finished, he fussed a little in the third mile but nothing a little "Elvis" couldn't handle.  My friends seemed to all love him and I enjoy bringing him out every once in a while so everyone can see him. He really is a cutie!
Friends (Jill, Julie & Melanie)
I ran 3:1 intervals with a couple friends. I had very low expectations going into this race with the jogging stroller. I only ran with it twice and only up to 2 miles. And it was HARD! But, it seemed easier running with my friends, we kept a pretty decent pace (for me with the stroller), and we stayed with our intervals the whole time. I was pretty tired by the end but very happy with the run itself.

Almost finished!

"Mommy, why are you so sweaty?"
All in all, it was a successful run. I'm much slower than I was prior to having the baby but I'm actually working my way back up a bit and noticing some progress. 


  1. Congrats on the finish and congrats on your (not so new anymore) baby! Wow, the F'NRC is huge!

    1. Thanks Pete! That's not even all of the FNRC group but that's probably most of the "active" members.