After running this race I have to say learned some very important lessons about marriage and life. One of those lessons is that you never run a race on Mother’s Day and the other is never listen to your wife when she tells you it is ok to run a race on Mother’s Day. This is the reason why.
I really wanted to run this race but I did not want to take time away from my wife on Mother’s Day. That was her day after all and needed to spend it her way. She did not need to stand outside early in the morning waiting for me to come across the finish line. Right? See, I am pretty thoughtful.
After running the best half marathon of my life in Oak Island in April, I was on a buzz. A running high so to speak. Never make decisions on a running high cause they are never thought the whole way through. My wife told me that it was ok to register for the Mother’s Day 5k if I wanted to. Without even thinking I registered the very next day.
As the day of the race came close my wife started to regret telling me it was ok to run it. She wanted to sleep in and be pampered and I can’t say I blame her. It’s her day. The week of the race she complained that I was running it and I offered to not but she insisted that I do it.
We arrived and started to look around. I lined up and away we went. I forgot how much I loved 5k runs. They are so quick so I go extra hard on them. I lived running through South Park. So many cool things to look at.
I finished really strong and came in at a record breaking 27:15 which is a new PR for me.
After the race I did see my mom and I hung out with my wife all day and it worked out. My wife is amazing and the best mom ever. I ran this race to honor her and the amazing things she does for my daughters and I. She is amazing.
Here are my results:
Next up: Battle of Mint Hill!