Have I mentioned that my sister, Katie, is a runner? Like a REAL runner? She ran for JMU and is hella fast. She is also the fraternal twin of this sister, who also runs. Yup, we’re all kind of overachievers in this family.
When we were down at the beach last week, Katie mentioned that she’d be running a 5k when we got back and asked if I wanted to come along. I had such a fun time running the Iron Girl 5k in April that I decided to dust off my neon orange leggings and do it again.
This time, I was wearing one of my FAVORITE running shirts ever from Fellow Flowers, it says “Going for a run isn’t Mommy being selfish, it’s Mommy being AWESOME” which pretty much sums up all that mom guilt for taking time to take care of yourself.
I was also wearing a total life-changer, the Panache exercise bra (I bought mine from True&Co). Pretty much every time I’ve ever gone for a run (or any type of bounce-inducing cardio class) I’ve worn two bras to keep everything in check. A nice follower on my Instagram feed suggested I try the Panache bra and I’m not even kidding you, it is AMAZING. I tried it for the first time at the 5k on Sunday and NOTHING MOVED. So if you’re a C or larger, order one right this second and you won’t regret it.* Also, my husband says it makes me look like a superhero. So BAM! POW!
Here I am before the race starts, practicing my hard-core running face. Obviously the lady smiling in the background isn’t as intimidated as she should be.
There were almost 3,000 ladies running, so the race was a bit more crowded than I would have liked. I mean, I need ROOM to whip out my flailing arms when I run/dance along to a good song. For this race, I probably listened to Come Get it Bae 5 times. No lie.
When I would feel tired and like I wanted to quit and get a snow cone, I’d think WWKD (that would be What Would Katie Do?, of course) and kick it up a notch. Because you know what Katie would do? She’d win.
And she did.
She won the whole dang race. Here she is getting her super special engraved glass bowl. Because every winner needs a glass bowl with “1st Place” etched into it. Duh.
Here are my parents with Katie, cute right? I’m not really sure why they are both wearing Orioles shirts. They like the O’s, but it’s not like they’re super hard-core fans. Also, they typically don’t dress alike. That’s kind of weird and I should talk to them about that.
Anyways, I ran the race but I did not win. I woke up at 5am and ran a 5k though, so that kind of makes me a winner.
Where’s my bowl?
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