in the dust...as usual
at the Carlsbad 5000!
This Sunday Angie and I, along with other family members, are in the Carlsbad, CA. 5K. The "World's Fastest 5K". We enter it almost every year, there are about 5,000 kids on Saturday and then over 10,000 adults on Sunday. It has been a lot of fun for our family over the years.
This year Alan Webb, the USA record holder in the mile, will be running, Steve Scott who held the record before Webb broke it, has the most sub-4 minute miles and was my son's college coach, will also be in it as it is HIS race! Should be fun!
I will probably walk this year but am entering the "40 and over run"...the walk is too late in the day and we go as a family to breakfast after we are all finished... after
we leave the beer garden...I have never seen so many people line up for their 2 free beers at 9am!!
WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN TO YOU?
I thought it would be a good idea to have our first annual "3FC ~ I'M NOT A WHIMP ANYMORE ~ 5K!"
For those of you that don't know ~ 5K equals 3.1 miles!
Since it is my idea, I am making the rules....First rule ~ Rules can change!
DATE OF RACE ~ APRIL 12-13
Either day you want to run/walk it is fine with me.
A few calories!
Wherever you want!
PRIZES ~ PRIDE!
You already are a runner
WALKING WITH MY DOGS ~
Might be me! GOING DOG SOLO ~ for bargoo!
I AM TALKING MY S.O. INTO TRYIG IT! ~
Bring your spouse/mate for a walk/run
CAN'T DITCH THE KIDS ~
Try running away from them for 3.1 miles
HONEY GRAB ME A BEER ~
Sure, after I finish 3.1 miles...Angie has this one down pat!
4 EASY INSTALLMENT PLAN ~
For those that can't get 3.1 miles finished in one trip take it easy in 4 small trips of less than 1 mile each!
TIME TO GET OFF MY BUTT AND TRY SOMETHING NEW ~
Why not start here?
CAN I DRIVE THIS YEAR?
Sure! As long as you are driving someplace where you can focus on your new plan to just do it
in our 2nd 3FC I'M NOT A WHIMP ANYMORE 5K!
I CAN'T COMPETE THIS YEAR BUT I WILL PRAY FOR NEXT YEAR ~
THE CAN I WALK IT ON THE TREADMILL "KAREN" 5K ~
STAY AT HOME MOMS ~ for Shelby!
...walker/jogger....or...a weak blogger
SEMI-ELITE-VIRGIN ~ for faerie!
WALK OFF THAT CAKE ~ for BECKY!
CHICO and The Man ~ if Allison's DH and mutt join her
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ~ for CLYDEGIRL and HAT TRICK
The "almost" RACHAEL RAY SPECIAL ~
Almost 11 years ago I quit smoking, I walked a 5K the very next day with my wife and daughter, as my son ran it and came back to walk me to the finish. We have never stopped doing them as a family, since we started we have added a daughter in law son in law nephew, BIL and SIL to the team....even friends of our kids! We all don't do every one together, but as a family we do quite a few each and every year, Angie and I do them every chance we get...it is easy where we live, the weather is usually good so there are many to choose from. If I had never entered that first one, one that was so difficult to do, I really don't think I would be alive to share my story today. Angie and I have so much fun doing them then going out to breakfast...we have even made second service at church after a few!
I'm not looking for miracles here, I think if we get 100 of us in it for our first one that would be cool! So are you in? Feel free to enter in any category you choose or make up your very own!
We will ALL benefit by your entry...especially YOU!!
I will probably enter the "I AM WALKING WITH MY WIFE AND DOGS TO STARBUCKS NEXT SATURDAY FOR A 3.5 MILE WALK THROUGH BUNNY POOP PARK" category!
JOIN ME WON'T YOU?...What have you got to loose?...a few pounds?!