Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Saturday, October 16, 2010

All in the Familia

This weekend (tomorrow!) is my 3rd half marathon right here in the LBC. But first things first.

FRIDAY: The Expo. Oh, but I do love me an EXPO.


We went through the entire hall twice, picked up new Brooks running shoes, Nathan hand held water bottle, GUs, beans, energy bars. Is there anything more fun than a running-themed shopping fest? Nope, nothing comes to mind.

SATURDAY: BD has himself been bitten by the running bug and signed up for a 5K this weekend. We drove into EastLA for the festivities. The Puff had made a sign for her dad (I helped a little) which we surprised him with and he loved.

He did really well, which is great. It's a little hard for me to be happy for him because he only started running like a month ago. His time was somewhere around 27:00. I'm bitter...I'd love to run a 5K in 27:00. Someday.

**PROUD MAMA ALERT** (kid pics below)
Finally after BD's 5K in EastLos, we drove back into the LBC for a 1-mile Kid's Fun Run that the Puff was running. The course was scenic loop around the Aquarium of the Pacific and the kids were treated like superstars. It was really sweet.

quarter mile in and looking good

starting to melt down after 1/2 mile, mom steps in for damage control

She chicked BOTH those boys!!

into the finish line chute

She medaled!

My four year old finished an entire mile her first race. Pretty cool.

Race recap after the Half tomorrow. No expectations (yeah, right), just want to do my best... and get a PR of course!


  1. Awesome accomplishment for everyone!! The mom, B.D., and the Puff. I am most proud of the Puff of course, but how could u make my baby keep on running when she was having the melt down? My poor coco. So cute

  2. LOVE your blog, Irene!!! <3 Tess