Time continues to press on and I just keep getting older. For my birthday yesterday I decided to celebrate by starting the day with the Barber to Boise 10k. This is one of my local favorites. The course is lovely, running along the Boise River for 6 miles and ending up at the football stadium at Boise State. I ran it last year as my final 10k before shortening my distance due to my pregnancy. It was great to have the same race be my first 10k back since Gideon was born. It wasn't record time for me, but it was a good performance and I loved it. The best part, I didn't go alone! Tyson took the day off work and brought the kids along so everyone was there as I crossed the finish line. Lily was terribly disappointed that I didn't get a medal though.
I also got to meet up with a few friends from my running club afterwards.
Another reason this race rocked was because I got to do it with my good friend Dave. We have been friends since high school and he has been on an amazing journey to fitness. In April, when I was 8.5 months pregnant, I ran the Beat Coach Pete 5k with him. He asked a couple of months ago if I planned to do Barber to Boise, I told him that I would be running the 10k and told him to run it with me, AND HE DID! I'm super proud of this guy!
After the race Tyson took me shoe shopping. I can hardly wait to put some miles on these awesome things!