Sunday, August 16, 2009
Robb's First 5K - Seafair
Last year I completed the Seafair Torchlight 8K. I considered that my first serious race and have been running and building up my mileage ever since. Robb was my big support last year, cheering me on and taking pictures. This year I was lucky enough to be his support and document his entry into the running world! He completed his very first 5K at this year's Seafair. His goal was to finish the whole 3.1 miles without walking. To be honest, I was a little worried. He really didn't start training early enough. The longest run he had completed without stopping before this race was only 2 miles. But it turns out the crowd and race day excitement was the ticket! He ran the whole thing and finished his first race! I was so proud! Unfortunately, since then, he's been diagnosed with runner's knee. (I think a combo of being on his feet all day at work, combined with running, combined with running too much too soon, has something to do with his ailment.) But hopefully once he gets it under control he'll be back to training and we'll be able to run a race together!