Saturday morning we woke up to thunderstorms at 5:30am for the second morning in a row. Will it clear up in time for this morning’s race at 8am? We had plans to go to Zachary (about an hour away) for the “3rd Annual SuperHero 5k/1mile Fun Run” benefiting American Cancer Society. I checked the FB page and Adonica the event director posted that there should be a break in the weather at the time of the race start so we were a GO! Sure enough on the way there blue skies broke and as my daughter put it “Cotton Candy Clouds”. The sun was shining with a light breeze of 65 degrees approx. Perfection!
We signed up for the race onsite unsure if Alaina would be running the 1 mile fun run or go for the full 5k. This would be her 10th 5k but her 1st in her Scoliosis back brace she just started wearing. I told her since the weather cleared it was a sign she could do this and lets go for the 5k. She agreed and we were off! This was a small, community race so the kids were up front doing the Fun Run and everyone else filed in behind them. The kids were so cute giving all their effort. Alaina did great. She jogged and walked when she needed too. She practically “flew” to the Finish Line!!
Awards were given to the top finishers of the race and afterwards was the costume contest. SURPRISE!!! Alaina got 1st place! (Proud MOM!) This was her first costumed race and she really enjoyed being SuperGirl. In fact she didn’t want to take off the costume when we got home.
She was beaming with pride which made my heart soar!
Alaina is even featured as #4 on this weeks Women’s Running “Cheer Station: Race Celebration 5/13/13!” http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2013/05/just-for-fun/cheer-station-race-celebration-51313_12807