Wanna know a little secret (that I guess won't be a secret much longer, ha!)?
I'm going to be doing my FIRST 5k in October.
I know, I know... it's only 3 miles, and I'll actually be doing it with my hubby and kids (so that probably means more walking than running) but hey, I'm going WILLINGLY and let's be honest, this really isn't something that I would have even attempted to do a year ago. Plus, how can I turn down a race that pretty much has the exact theme of how I feel when it comes to my first 5k?
What's my point in telling you? Well... I want you to come too! If you're thinking "Pshh, a 5k is a walk in the park for me" then no worries, there's a 10k race too. Here's a little more about the event:
The race is called Running Scared
(because it will take place the weekend before Halloween!)
When: October 27th, 2012
Location - Herriman (Tuscany Park)
Course - The entire run is in a low traffic residential area. The course stars and ends in Tuscany Park. Parking is available at the park, at Silver Crest Elementary school, and at the nearby splash pad.
Time - The race starts at 10:00am (so it won't be too cold)
Cost - $30 for 5K and $35 for 10K; price includes a shirt and finisher medal. Kids seven and under are free! (they won't receive a shirt or medal, BUT you can order both for only $10 when you register)
* The races and entire event is family friendly and there is a non-competitive division as well as a competitive division that offers a cash prize!
* Strollers and kids are welcome
* Costumes and Halloween themed wear is super duper encouraged!
Post-Race Fun - Includes a carnival type atmosphere! Face painting, Games, Prizes for all.
You can get all the info to register and even a $5.00 off discount code from the Running Scared website, Running Scared Race.com. Just enter 'Smiths' at checkout.
Note: Code expires on the 15th of October.
My cute friend Veronica also talked all about it in her latest "Fun Things to Do in Utah this October" segment on Studio 5.
So what do you think? Are you planning on coming and participating, so you can use the excuse...
"Yes, I'm going to have that Snickers bar because I ran a 5k today!"
...like I am?
Cason and I have been trying to get extra walking/jogging time in, and I figure that even if my silly foot gives out, starts hurting and I end up walking the whole thing, it's better to do something, rather than nothing at all, right?
If you can make it, we hope to see you there!