Gilbert Days 5k and 1 mile 2014

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The Gilbert Days 5k & 1 mile run is always one of my favorite races of the year! It’s a small race to kick of a celebration of the town of Gilbert, it’s held on a Friday afternoon and is always packed with kids.  The whole family (grandparents, Uncle and Aunt included) attended off and on for a few years now and it’s always a lot of fun to watch the Mascot races and enjoy the festivities.  This is the 4th year that I’ve done the race and it was the best so far!

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Selfie at the start of the 1 mile!

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Start line selfie!

 

This is the 3rd year that Anakin has done the race and this year he ran the whole way!!  The hubby was able to make this 1 mile race this year, so they ran together.  I’m going to make a runner of them after all.  🙂

 My Race Recap:  

At last year’s run, I was very close to running a sub 30 5k, and after the short course Esprit de She last month, I had a sub 30 5k in my sights.  I started out of the gate a little too quickly but I adjusted to my pace once the crowd thinned a bit.  Since it’s a familiar course (Freestone Park), I was pushing myself to hold the pace by landmark increments or by minutes.  Once I checked my watch and noticed I was 20 minutes into the race, I made a deal with myself to keep it together for the last 10 minues.  I was out-sprinted by a 9 year old at the end, but that’s wonderful because she pushed me even faster at the finish line (video).  And look — a sub 30 is in the books!!  🙂

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The finishers!!

 

 

Next year Daisy is going to get a race bib, too!  She was a little disappointed to be left out of the racing fun!

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Finish Line video

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