My Flat Mama this weekend is for The Color Run in Philadelphia on Sunday. I will be running 3.1 miles of colorful goodness along with my sister, our friend and neighbor growing up, and over 22,000 other happy runners! There will be several other Moms RUN This Town Lancaster Chapter members there too.
We are heading to Philadelphia tomorrow to pick up our race packets and enjoy the city before the run on Sunday. It’s supposed to be a scorcher this weekend with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees. Luckily the race begins at 7 am.
Stay cool and happy running this weekend!
I’m not racing this weekend but I wanted to give an update on last week’s Flat Mama Friday. My outfit became a Flat Mama celebrity on the Moms RUN This Town Facebook page within hours of posting! I had no idea but Pam of Moms RUN This Town tweeted to me to let me know!
I wore the Flat Mama for the Lilies for Lily 5k. This was my first race EVER! It was a fairly small race with around 250 participants. Perfect size for my first time out. I was so nervous about starting out too fast and not being able to finish. I ended up finishing with a ton of energy and realized I probably could have pushed myself a little more.
Nora wore purple stripes too!
I have no idea if this is typical of most races but registration took a LONG time, even for those of us that were pre-registered! Also, the race started almost 15 minutes late. Is that normal? Overall, it was a great experience and I definitely plan to do it again next year.
My goal for next year’s event is to run with Nora in the jogging stroller! Although she and my husband were great cheerleaders this time around. Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!
I am so excited to be posting for my first Flat Mama Friday!! What is Flat Mama Friday? Moms RUN This Town Ladies from chapters all over the US post their race attire for the weekend on the Moms RUN This Town Facebook Page.
Tomorrow I will be running in my first race EVER! Unless you count backyard relay races as a kid. I am ecstatic and not even a bit nervous… yet. The race is the Lilies for Lily 5K. It benefits a little girl who is in a vegetative like state after choking on a cough drop. I am more than happy to support!
And for the big reveal….
My First Flat Mama