The district I teach at had a 5k this weekend. It was perfect weather and a lot of fun. This was a low key race that was mostly about supporting the kids and families of the school community. They had a contest among the kids to design the shirt, and…this is the first medal I actually “won” at a race!
This was my coworker’s first 5k. She did great! She has been doing the Couch to 5k program. I ran with her at a local park near our school a few times. She plans on running another 5k, so I consider that a successful running convert!
She didn’t have anyone to watch her son, and I didn’t want her to miss her first race, so I agreed to push him in the stroller during the race. This was a family race and a very small race. I just started out in the very back. I had never run with a stroller and was a littler nervous. It was not as bad as I expected at all. Today I am feeling a little sore in my arms and quads, but it was worth it. I loved how he was sticking his head over the side to feel the wind! There was one point on the course where I had to do a direct pivot around a cone…that did not work out. I ended up having to pick the front wheel up to spin, but we made it!
Even with the stroller, I placed first in my age group! That has never happened to me! It was a small race, but I feel like I earned it with the stroller. Regardless, it was worth it to watch my friend cross her very first finish line!
Who out there has pushed a stroller in a race or while running? Any tips?