Katy and I originally signed up for a local 5k but unfortunately it was cancelled but then a fellow teammate, Lisa, let us know about another race called Band on the Run. A 5k to raise money for a local high school's music boosters. I got past the fact that it was for a high school that was my alma mater's biggest rival and registered anyways.
It was also going to be my first time running a 5k while pushing the stroller. I've walked two 5ks with Megatron but I've never run. Always being competitive with myself, I had to look up what my previous 5k time was before the race started. I wasn't planning to go all out but given how much I've improved this year, and knowing that my last 5k was probably pretty slow, I couldn't help but keep that time in mind when the race started.
It was a really small race and started next to a playground so Megatron was a happy kid! There was even a kids' kazoo march right before the 5k. They even had bibs for the little ones so I think this qualifies as Megatron's first official "race" on his own 2 feet. The high school marching band leds the kids just around the playground for a few minutes while playing their school's fight song. Megatron was so confused. Haha. Once it was done, I think he was perfectly content to get into the stroller and out of the wind. I gave him his immunosuppressant at 9 am like always, right as it was time for the race to start (we are getting good at taking meds on the go!). He had his breakfast and sippy cup so he was ready to sit back and relax!
|Playing with his buddy Katy.|
|The high school bank warming up.|
|Kazoo in hand, ready to "race!"|
|The leaves are just hitting their peak colors!|
|Action selfie! I love this picture so much! Such happy people!|
|Megatron got a banana for all his hard work. Not really...he's actually allergic to bananas. He's a great sherpa though and likes to hoard things in his stroller.|
And while all of that was happening, I pulled off a 5k PR. My 4th PR in a span of 6 weeks. I went from 41:42 more than 3 years ago (I hate 5ks, which is why I don't go many!) to 35:53....with a stroller! BIG TIME!