Memorial Day Weekend : Part 2


Daddy signed up for the Bolder Boulder 10k race held in Boulder, CO with over 50,000 runners.

We got up at 5:30am {yawn} to get ready to leave the house in order to get Daddy to the start line by his wave time at 7:10am. This meant waking up a little dreamer.

After we dropped him off near the start line, we circled around and drove up to campus to find a parking spot and walk over to the finish line to cheer him on. On my approach up to campus, I realized that I did not have any cash on me {spent it all at the fair the previous day} so we drove up to The Hill to find an ATM, but I found free parking instead. Score!

We gobbled up a {ba}nana and I strapped the little guy in the Ergo carrier and off we went. From last year’s experience {when I also wore him on me, but he was just a small 3 month old peanut then} a stroller was out of the question. One, he might not want to sit in it the entire time and then I’m left with trying to push a stroller with one hand. But the Ergo was perfect this time around. We got to enjoy a slow paced walk through the beautiful campus that I graduated from. We made our way down to the last hill before the big grand finale finish line at Folsom Field to cheer on Daddy. He was such a charmer the entire time. We were standing next to a guy and his adorable dog and BabyBird could not have been more thrilled. The dog owner was so nice, and let BabyBird pet him and he even gave the dog a few hugs.

I was constantly checking my phone and tracking Daddy in his race so I can see when he would be approaching. And just a few minutes before we spotted him, poor BabyBird bite his tongue and out gushed blood everywhere. I think he was so excited with the marching band music, cheers, and clapping that he was bouncing up and down and bite his tongue. Poor guy and such bad timing too. Daddy came running by and blew us a kiss as he passed a crying baby in a carrier and me trying to console him while several onlookers stared and wondered what in the world was going on.

We waddled {yes, waddled… having a 15 month old, 22 pound baby attached to you makes you waddle} up to the stadium and I got him a cold smoothie to help calm him down. The smoothie did the trick.

We met up with Daddy afterwards and headed back to the car. Daddy did great, ran a 10k in the time it took me to park, feed a baby, and walk to meet up with him and finished it faster than he did last year. Go Daddy!

To my credit, I had a wiggly, 22 pound, 15 month old strapped to me for 1.5 hours. Phew, that’s a workout!

Warrior Dash

I signed up for Warrior Dash. After being urged to pre-register by my buddy from the office. The same buddy that I persuaded to sign up for a PT with me 3 years ago, now she is talking me into this race.

What is Warrior Dash?

Oh, it’s just a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme 5k run from hell where you conquer extreme obstacles, push your limits and then celebrate with music, beer and turkey legs. And you can wear costumes.

This year it’s held at Copper Mountain (ski town) in Colorado were you run 5k and tackle 12 obstacles similar to boot camp. Climb walls, walk on beams, army crawl under wires, you get the idea.

I don’t normally sign up for these things. Heck, I haven’t even signed up to run a regular 5k around town, much less one that includes obstacles. But our PT is doing it (along with his wife) and some other co-workers and it should be a fun time. I’m excited to tackle this beast and then be able to look back and say that I did that!

We’ve been training every Wednesday on our lunch hour in the parking lot of our office doing all sorts of exercises and routines.

This week: We accomplished 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 berpies and ran 6 laps. Broken into 25 sets of each and 2 laps with a very short water break in between the 4 sets. All in all, it was a good workout, and we completed it in about 45 minutes. Our goal for the next few weeks is to be able to run/jog 5k.