Monday, May 12, 2014

Run Like a Mother 5K

I ran in a great race yesterday -- Run Like a Mother 5K in Ridgefield, CT.  I have run this race several times before and have watched the number of participants exponentially increase over the past five years!  Run Like a Mother (RLAM) celebrates women on Mother's Day. This is a women's only race with runners of all different fitness levels.  Some have never raced before and others are elite runners. The bottom line is that your running ability is very secondary to the fact that you are just out there participating!

That's me prior to the race, wearing my new Swirl Gear racing shirt and hat.

Although RLAM originated in Ridgefield, CT, this annual race now takes place in eight cities across the country.  RLAM is truly a family event -- the day begins with a timed one mile kid's race, and 30 minutes later, the 5K begins.  The camaraderie is amazing -- the women are all cheering for one another!

5K Mother-Daughter Team - Nancy & Caitlin Pires  (check out the socks & the tutus)

When you cross the finish line of the 5K, you receive a rose and a beautiful medal. Then, the celebration begins -- there are all sorts of post race festivities. 

That's Me Again, Crossing the Finish Line on a Beautiful Day!

My favorite post-run activity was Jockey's version of Jeopardy.  For each correct response, I received a coupon for 10, 20 or 30 percent off of a Jockey performance bra.  There were also tons of healthy food choices at the post-race party.  I celebrated with my friends who participated in this great event.

Yep, That's Me Again, Being a Total Goofball!

Post Race Celebration With Friends

RLAM offers training programs for those who are new to running and racing.  For more information on this event, check out the following link:  Run Like a Mother.