Running in Colorado: 5k Pancake Stampede in Littleton, CO

My daughter and I ran the 5k Pancake Stampede today in Littleton, CO. The 5K race course ran along the Platte River on the Mary Carter Greenway with the start/finish in front of Hudson Gardens Event Center.Image result for pancake images paper plate

It was a flat 5k running course with plenty of geese and ducks swimming in the river. It was an early start (8am), so we beat the heat. It wasn’t my best time, but it was good enough for 3rd place in my age group.

Afterwards, Littleton was celebrating their Western Welcome Week and had a pancake breakfast at Arapahoe Community College. My daughter ate 4 pancakes, while I drank coffee.

Fun, little race. Not crowded. Fun day!

My First 5k of the Season…

I ran my first 5k today of the season.  It was called Tyler3Miler, named after Tyler Mayle who died while hiking.  All of the funds raised go towards the band of Windsor High School in Windsor, CO.2 mile December

It was a gorgeous day here in Windsor, CO.  It was a bit chilly, but five minutes into this and all that was forgotten! There’s nothing like running in the fresh air with nature.  Nothing beats it!

I did well, but there wasn’t a lot of entries.  I was second place overall for females.  My daughter was about 40 seconds behind me.  My other daughter was about 13 minutes behind. She got a bad cramp.

I had a good time.  It was fun.  I’m preparing for a 10k in early June and this was a great warm up!

I’m Officially a PROFESSIONAL Athlete!

I ran a 5k today.1007171046a_hdr1526998721.jpg

I came in 2nd place.

I won $50 cash.

In the last 5k I ran, I also won a $50 gift card for coming in 1st place.

So….

It’s official…I’m a professional athlete, earning money doing sports.

“You just need to win 50 more,” my husband tells me upon telling him the news.

“Thanks, honey. Love you too.”

The day was perfect for October in the town of Timnath in Northern Colorado at their Taste in Timnath Fall Festival & 5k Event. Started brisk. Warmed up with the Colorado sun. Glorious!

I PR’ed my 5k by 2 whole minutes and my two kids PR’ed as well!10071710461784078248.jpg

Beautiful day. Fun Festival with face painting, pop corn, candy corn, snow cones, pumpkin painting, bands, food, and much more. Won Starbucks money. And I got a new career!

It was a glorious day indeed!