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Mike and I have been married for 10 years now, and luckily we still like each other! We've been together for over 15 years and we've spent it traveling, backpacking, climbing, skiing, triathloning, marathoning, sailing, eating, and going on as many adventures as possible. We now have two beautiful boys, Sam & Charlie, and we couldn't be more excited about seeing a whole new world through their eyes in the years to come!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Running in the Rain - Sammy's First 5k

Mike, Sam, and I went down to Provo on Saturday to run a 5k in the rain with my Dad and my brothers. The weather wasn't great, but we had a good time anyway. It was my first post- pregnancy race, and while I was slow and out of shape, I was pretty happy with my time of 32 min 56 seconds. However, this would have been a slow time for me pre-pregnancy, so I'm really going to have to step up my training for Spudman in July.

This was also Mike's first post-pregnancy race, and of course he took 5th place overall with a time of 23 minutes while pushing Sam in the stroller with two untied shoe laces. Why are some people just always in shape, it's not fair!

My dad and brothers did well too. Max took 4th place overall, and Glen took 11th. My Dad took first place in his age group (even if he was the only one!!) with a 5k personal record time for him of 31 minutes.

Sam took first place in the 3 month old division, and he did it all while sleeping!

Here are the pics. Thanks to Lauren for being the photographer!


Amanda said...

That's awesome! Good for you. I am in need of some running advice and you seem to be a good one to ask :)
I've been running and I started to get shin splints (which I haven't had since high school track!) so I iced it, stretched a lot, took ib profin and took a month off. I started running again this last week and it came right back on one leg. I can barely walk it hurts so bad! What should I do?? Any advice??

Brittany said...

How cool are you guys?

Moments with The Merrell's said...

Someone has to be Cheerleader/photographer/watergirl and I take great pride in it! haha!

Ireland Fam said...

I love the pictures of Mike and Sam. By the way he looks at Sam I can tell that he gets it. Nothing like the love we have for our babies.

Whitney said...

Katy- You are so RAD! Way to go! I signed up to run a 10K at the end of May and I'm getting nervous- what are the in's and out's for training to run something like that? Should I be running 10K every time I go running or is there some kind of trick to it?

Kim said...

Way to go cute family! Love your little guy...what a cutie pie!

Whitmer Family said...

Way to go Mike, Katy and Sam! Really that is pretty impressive all around. Katy I hope you get in to Spudman so you can kick my bootie.