Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bentonville Firefighters 5k Race

Last night...I found out about this race. All last night, I toss and turn in my sleep. I wasn't sure if I should run in the race or not. I couldn't make up my mind. I ended up waking up early and decided it would be fun to go as family. Somehow...we talk Daddy into coming with us. Landon wanted to run in the 5k with me but Logan can only about one mile. So...Daddy did the walk/run 1 mile with Logan and Landon ran with me.

The Bentonville Firefighters decided to host this race to raise money for a statue to be place in front of the fire house. At first the lady told me it would cost $75 for all three of us to run. I was like no way...I wouldn't have the kids run. Well, the lady talk to someone else and decided to make kids under 10 FREE! Yes, it only cost us $25 for the whole family to run.

Landon hasn't done any training for the race except for going to gym class once a week and attending gymnastics. I was worried about him but he did great.

Landon and I took off at a good pace. Landon wanted to take off super fast but I kept holding him back. I was really worried he would burn out before finishing the race. Well, we managed to run the whole course without stopping. Okay...we did walk a little bit around the second mile due to Landon being out of breath. We finish the race strong. We were side by side but I managed to pull in front of Landon at the finish line.

Lara 5k 29:55-not my best time but I was running with Landon.
Landon 5k 30:30-This was Landon's best time...He took two minutes off his best time.

Leroy and the kids were waiting for us at the finish line. I was so surprised to see one of my running friends at the finish line cheering us on. She decided to stop on her way home from her morning run and cheer us on.

After the race...the fireman cooks a really nice breakfast and they had a raffle. Landon was able to go up to the front and help with the drawing the raffle tickets. Logan and Landon came away with their own knife sets.

Sorry...the pictures are not in order. I look really bad while running but Landon of course looks cute.