Memorial Day 2015(Run of Remembrance Recap)


monday-10k(6.2) with Heather, Bree and Mom

Memorial Day wasn’t quite as sunny as last year, but it was still a great day to reflect on all our freedoms. I love starting the day with the Run of Remembrance race because I always reflect on how blessed we are to live in such a wonderful country because of so many men and women who sacrificed and still sacrifice their life for all of us.

The Run of Remembrance is a free race that Heather and I have been participating in for 3 years and my mom and Bree of for 2 years. There’s a 10k, 5k and 1 mile kids run. This year Bree decided to run her first ever 10k with Heather and I and my mom did the 5k.

We went into the race knowing that if at any time Heather or I felt off we could walk or drop down to the 5k(I’m 29 weeks prego and Heather is 18).

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Miles 1-3

My legs felt so incredibly heavy! I felt like we had ran 6 miles and we were only at the 2 mile marker. I started doubting myself and what I was doing. Luckily, I hill came and we walked up it. I needed a little break because my legs were just so clunky. Mile 2-3 flew by and I started feeling good again.

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Miles 4-6.2

At mile 4 I had to go to the bathroom so bad. I didn’t even think about the porta potties(spelling? haha) because I’ve never needed them before. Since this was a free race, they didn’t have any set up on the course. I couldn’t run because it was causing a bad side ache and I felt so bad that Bree and Heather were forced to walk(they were the best and stuck with me). Finally Heather spotted a porta pottie on a construction site and we bee lined over to it. After that, I felt great and we were off. We ran the last 2 miles without stopping in the sprinkling rain and it was great!

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My mom had waited for us near the finish and ran the last stretch with us, it was so fun. I feel so grateful to be active and to do it with family and friends.

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The rest of the day I took it easy. J and his cousin that’s staying with us played play doh, in the sand box, on the trampoline, and were so good to me. We ate lunch then headed to the park since the weather was clearing up.

After the park, Josh and the kids got slurpees and we drove around too look at the cemeteries filled with flowers. We tried to explain to J what the day meant, but I’m not sure he got it.

takin a break to eat some snacks
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We headed home and I made brownies for the BBQ at my mom’s house.  The food was great and the kids had a blast playing till it was late.

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I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day.

favorite bbq staple?

when a race starts off bad, how do you recover?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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3 Responses to Memorial Day 2015(Run of Remembrance Recap)

  1. Oh yay so we both raced on Memorial Day!! Congrats cutie!!

  2. I love those sandwich flats! so good 🙂

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