This weekend was the Ukrops Monument 10K and VA 529 Kids Run. And although I opted out of the 10K, I did hit up the expo to pick up Dizzle's packet and to chill with G's BFF Bart Yasso and Mark Remy (author of The Runner's Rule Book and Executive Editor of RunnersWorld.com)
You know, it was your standard 10K expo. Except for the celebrities. And the fact that it was the best expo I've ever attended.
But, this is not my recap, it's Dizzle's. Like I mentioned on Thursday, Dizzle had two goals for this race.
2. Run a sub-12 mile.
The thing was, Dizzle didn't exactly train for this race. She's probably run a total of three miles since January. Maybe not the best training plan when you have such lofty goals. But, I was confident she could accomplish both.
However, the race was not officially timed, so it was hard to concretely say whether or not she won. She did inform me that she had, in fact, beat all of the other five-year-olds. And I trust her. Really, she has no reason to lie.
The thing we could determine was if she ran a sub-12 mile. I wore my Garmin and ran the entire race with her. During the first tenth of the mile, she was tripped and fell hard. But, she got back up and kept going. With less than a quarter-mile to go, she told me she needed to catch her breath. I told her she was fine and to keep running. She did. And when we crossed the finish line, my Garmin read 10:46. A 1:22 PR for Dizzle. And she was pumped.
But, don't take my word for it. I interviewed her post-race so that she could tell you herself ...
Me: Did you have fun?
Dizzle: I did have fun.
Me: What was you favorite part?
Dizzle: My favorite part was winning a medal.
Me: What was the worst part?
Dizzle: The worst part was when I had to go home because I wanted to go on the pirate bouncy and I wanted to get more food. (Obviously, the post-race festivities were a big hit.)
Me: Would you run another race?
Dizzle: Yes, because I like to run and win medals.
Me: When will you do your next race?
Dizzle: I don't know, maybe like in May.
Me: What is your running goal right now?
Dizzle: My goal is to not stop running ever.
Me: Do you want to run a marathon?
Dizzle: Maybe. I think I would like to do that next October.
Me: Do you know how long a marathon is?
Me: Take a guess.