Monday, March 14, 2011

Jade's first 5k

Friday morning, Chuck and I loaded a very confused and slightly unhappy Jade into the car and headed to the base, where we ran a St Patrick's Day 5k put on by the fitness center.

We wanted to leave the camera in the car, so I tried to snap a picture right after we got her in the stroller, but this is what I got. She was crying and trying to pull her hat off. And you can't actually see any of that because of the weather shield. But with a start time of 0700 and us getting there at uh... 0700, I didn't have time to take the weather shield off and take another picture. Such is life.

But she did great during the race. Chuck and I took turns pushing her and she didn't fuss at all until the end. So then we got her out of the stroller and took more pictures :)

Chuck and I both had fun. And Jade tolerated our craziness fairly well, so that's good :) We definitely plan to run more of the races on base. They have one a month I believe. Chuck hadn't run in 6 months, so he was out of shape enough to run with me. That won't last though, which is ok. I don't want to be married to a slow dude ;)

Chuck and Jade finished right at 25 minutes and I came in about 30 seconds behind them because I had stopped to tie my shoe and couldn't catch up (with my husband who hadn't ran in 6 months... talk about making me feel out of shape!).

Later that day, we went to the pediatrician for Jade's weight check. Everything looked great... she had gained almost a pound in a month. She is now 15 lbs 5 ozs, 26.5 inches tall and head circumference is 17.5. Both height and weight are right below the chart and head is the 50%. She's gonna be smart!

1 comment:

Neil S said...

Great post, I really enjoyed it wish I could have been there for the run, as an observer. But I'm a little concerned that you think Jade WILL BE smart because I think she is brilliant now.