Flat Mama Friday- The Color Run Edition

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!

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Flat Mama Friday & Race Review

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.

Lining Up

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!

Running, Loving, Living!

Yesterday, I completed the Running, Loving, Living Virtual Welcome to Summer 5K! My original plan was to take my daughter, Nora, along with me but as I’ve learned in my short 6 months of motherhood, my plans typically don’t go as “planned”!

I ended up going for the run after we put Nora to bed. Confession: this was the first time I’ve ever left her after bedtime. I’m always afraid she is going to wake up and need to be fed! I’m glad I did because it wasn’t as hot but the air was still pretty heavy.

I’ve been so happy to be “just running” lately that I’m not worried about my times yet. I’m sure I will get there though. Here are my 5K results:

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On another note, Happy Third Anniversary to my wonderful Husband! He is the reason this new running passion of mine has become a reality. He is always willing to watch Nora while I get in some “me” time. I love you, Stephen!

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Welcome to Summer Virtual Run

Tomorrow I will be running in my first virtual 5K!  I signed up to be part of Running, Loving, Living’s Welcome to Summer Virtual Run.  Toni from Running, Loving, Living is a fellow Mom’s RUN This Town Chapter Leader from New York.  The plan is to run with Nora for the 3.1 miles.  This is not my first virtual race. Last month I completed the Joggermom Marathon which consisted of 26.2 miles during the month of May.  I really enjoyed the marathon and I can’t wait to complete my second virtual race tomorrow!