Let's see, I left you with the Tulip Festival and my Dad in town, oh and Prom. The first week of May was pretty uneventful. I did increase my running the last week of April, running 22 miles, with a 6 mile walk with my sister. But the first week (I guess that's last week) I didn't get the opportunity. I learned from a friend that ran the San Juan Half marathon last year that it's very hilly. So I looked up the elevation profile and saw this. . .
I can currently run 6 miles, with a few hills in it, easily, but 13.1 with major, scary hills is a whole other ballgame. I'm going to die.
So I did a 5 mile run with 3 big hills in it (I had to walk half of 2) and then ran a "normal" 5 mile run the next day, still has one big hill, the rest is either flat or slight uphill and some slight downhill.
After that I was doing my normal runs and then I went to eastern Washington for Bloomsday. This is the 4th year I've done Bloomsday, the first year I walked with my sister, then I ran, then skipped a year, then ran again. This year I walked again with my sister.
Honestly, nothing really exciting happened on our trip. We left early Saturday morning and went straight to my aunt's house . . . well, straight to Spokane, where we went to the Expo, and then to the mall to look for summer dresses, then to my aunt's house. Poor Maddox, I woke him up on Saturday morning at the same time usually gets up for school. He ate breakfast and then I put him in the car and we drove an hour to my sister's house. Then back in her car for 5 hours. He was soooo tired of sitting. Even before we got to my sister's house he was saying "it's taking a long time!" He was such a good kid at the Expo and then at the mall. He just wanted to play.
My sister likes to be early to things, which is not a bad thing, but sometimes what she thinks is early, is really, really early. The race starts at 9am. They have color "corrals" that everyone goes into based on how much time you'll take. Because I ran the last 2 times I did it, I was put in the Yellow color corral, which is just behind the elites. My sister was put in the Blue one, which is smack dab in the middle of the slow runners and fast walkers. You can move backwards in the colors, but not forward. I could move to Blue (which I did) but my sister couldn't move to yellow. Anyway, knowing the elites and wheelchairs start at 9, and we were towards the front of the back, or the back of the middle, I knew we wouldn't cross the line until much later. But the email we got said that the Blue group started between 9:15 and 9:45, so my sister really needed to be there much earlier.
|I didn't mention we wore tutu's. =)|
|We really liked these boys, we leap frogged them|
most of the way, and we marveled that they were
brave enough to wear tutu's. Damian would never.
|Yes, that's my mom in the background with|
her tongue out.
After the race we went to my aunt's house and changed and packed up and then went to dinner for my dad's 70th birthday.