Let me start this post by saying I am so proud of my Adams (yes, they are mine now, clearly) because they not only ran their first 5K, but they totally crushed it.
And, they both beat me (which I am not only fine with, but downright proud of)!
Let's recap the race shall we?
First a photo, which I think sums up in 1,000 words or less how the boys feel about their performance.
Now let's get down to the stats.
My time was 28:28.2. Salsman finished in 26:32.3, and Adam 12 ran it in 27:54.3
The work husband was also there (who is a speed demon) and he smoked all of us running his 5K in 22:34.4.
Among our little group I may have been "last," which I am sure I will take a ribbing about for some time, however, I am pleased as punch with my time. Here's why:
This was the first time I've done races back-to-back, having run the Black Cat 10 miler the weekend before.
Second: With this race I fulfilled one of my major goals for this year, which was to have fun and run more with friends. With some of the best company a gal could ask for, I have to say that I nailed that goal this weekend.
And finally, I shaved a bunch of time off of the last 5K I ran, which was the Jingle Bell Run at the end of last year. My average pace for Jingle Bell was a 9:53. This time? 9.10. I'm pretty pumped about that. I'm even more pumped because it was a really cold day and there were waves spilling over from the beach to the course, forcing the company that electronically timed us to remove their mat-mounded sensors and use side-mounts to avoid damaging their equipment.
And the wind! The wind was epic. Heading out for the first mile and a half away from the beach, the wind was not a bother. But on the way back, as soon as we rounded that last corner for the home stretch, a heavy head wind was in our faces. I found myself leaning into it quite a few times to prevent getting whipped around too much.
All in all, I'd say the boys more than proved themselves as runners, and as they got their hugs and high-fives at the finish, it was epic since I'm the one who convinced them to go down this crazy running road in the first place (thanks for putting up with me, kids!).
What's next for the #ProjectAdam boys? Well, I think I know what at least one of them will be doing soon ... stay tuned.