I’ve been doing the spit run since the beginning of time. It’s our local 10k from the high school to the end of the spit. My BFF Carla and I did it together many years, and in the picture about, we made our outfits match perfectly.
This picture below, of me and my fam was probably in 1993 or 1994, and probably the year before I started doing the race. The past five years I’ve missed a few spit runs with being out of state or something, but it’s usually always a “fun” thing to do.
This year I wanted to do it again! Being prego with child I figured I should take it kind of easy, not that I’d normally over exert myself anyway hehe. I knew that my little niece, Natalie girl, would be a great race buddy and it would be her first time. We had talked about it for a few weeks and she wanted to, but didn’t have any tennis shoes that fit her. Her parents decided to do it though, and they registered.
Saturday morning came around and I woke up at the typical 9 am. The race started at 10. I called Natalie and we face timed and she found some shoes that would work, and we decided to do it! We got to the high school too late to register, so we were little bandit runners. But registration was $30! and I didn’t want to pay that. What happened to it being $5 like the old days?? Hopefully my silent protest made a difference and it’ll be $5 next year. ;)
I loved that Natalie and I both decided to wear tie dye! I had a really great time with little Natalie girl. We even found our friend on the way and spent about 4 miles with her. I only had to take one bathroom break on the way and I managed to control my bladder well, something that is becoming slightly more difficult.
Natalie ran the first mile really great. My belly kind of hurt the first mile, maybe baby was bouncing around a bit too much. The rest of the race I did a slow jog and my belly didn’t bother me at all. Natalie walked along a lot, and we were great race buddies. Sometimes we held hands and ran along, sometimes she’d run up and dance around, and sometimes she’d walk slowly and I’d turn around and pull her forward. I had a great time with her.
We talked about how we wish we were registered. And we talked about how it’d be funny if her little sister, Katy did the race, running along in her high heels. I’m really proud of Natalie and me (and baby!) and her parents who did the race so speedy! Jordin got 19th place at 43 mins and Holly was at 53 mins. Fun day and I’m surprised I haven’t been more sore! It’s not like I trained much, unless you call running a mile or two every few weeks training. :) I’m grateful for my body and that we take care of each other.
And here’s a throwback from my 3rd spit run.
Never mind. I can’t find the picture. But it’s a picture of when I made the paper! I was so proud. I was wearing my pink Pochahontas shirt and some clod hopper shoes. Good times.
Well, it’s 1 pm. I guess I better get dressed. I like summer. Except for the allergies, which have been bad. Okay, bye.