Race Recap: Summer Extravaganza 10k

12 07 2014

My husband participated in a local 10k this morning. Lately we’ve been taking turns running races so that we don’t have to get a babysitter, and since I ran the Vine to Wine 5k recently, he was up next. “Run the Valley” is a great local race series, and serious competitors can participate in all four throughout the year (one per season in a variety of distances) to win a grand prize. The same guy has won every year (he also won today’s overall race).

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The morning temp started out perfectly -> 67 degrees! It quickly heated up as the sun rose. Luckily the 10k started and finished at a local park where a summer festival was just setting up for the day, so there was plenty to distract our toddler while we waited for my husband to cross the finish line!

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My kid is such a daredevil! I’m grateful that he is, even though it comes with more injuries. The festival vendors were just setting up and would open 2 hours later, but I scoped out a booth selling handmade tee-pees that I made a mental note to return to. I had just been looking at Banana J tee-pees yesterday online for our nursery but decided against them because of the price.

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The race finished quickly, and we stuck around for an hour of awards. 

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Afterward, we visited all the vendors and found some carnival-food lunch… a “steak ‘um” with cheese, peppers, and onions.

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We returned to the vendors and picked up a couple items we’d been eyeing – photography from a local artist that we’ve met before and… a handmade tee-pee! The crafters actually used to live just down the road from us when we first got married.

IMG_7183This race made me a little nostalgic that I won’t be running much more for several months… and a new race (half marathon) was just announced this week that I would love to try, but it’s so close to my due date! Maybe next fall. 🙂

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