Monday, June 10, 2013

Run for Heavens Gate 5k Recap

This weekend was full of fun things! On Friday when I got off work we headed over to our local running shop, Up and Running, to register for the Run for Heaven's Gate 5k. While we were at the shop, I had the owner size me for correct running shoes since the shoes I currently run in (New Balance 890v2) bruised my foot last weekend. We determined that the Mizuno Wave Rider 16 would be a good fit for me. But, he didn't have the women's version available in my size to try on, that's the bad thing about having big feet (size 11), so I tried on the men's. They are sooooo comfortable and I decided that I am going to order a pair of the women's online, but I need your help picking my color! Aqua, purple, or red, what do you think?
Saturday morning we woke up and had a little breakfast and headed over to the race. The nice thing is that the race was at a park just a few blocks away from our house, so we didn't have to worry about getting there too late or early, or traffic or anything. We arrived and picked up our numbers and were told that we can pick up our race shirts at the shop this week, since we registered so late. There weren't a ton of people, but it was bigger than the last 5k we did. The race stated at 8am and it started right on time. There was a 5k run, 5k walk and 1 mile walk. We both did the 5k run, so sadly I ended up walking a bit.

Me and Andy both though that they could have picked a better race course because we were in a really nice park, which was not busy, and they still routed most of the race though the neighborhood and side streets, but what are you going to do. Andy had a really good finish and came in third for his age group!

Me not so much, but I finished and this was the first race (other than a mud run) that I had done in a year and a half. It was a good starting point for me and now I know where I need to build and what I need to work on, my endurance. Hopefully the next one will be even better and faster, we will see!


  1. Up and Running is such an awesome store isn't it?! I love it. Great job on finishing the race. :)

  2. I like the aqua shoes!