Tuesday, May 18, 2010

RACE REPORT: Running Diva Mom's Virtual 1 Mile Race for Girls on the Run

Stephen and I got ready this morning in our matching tie - die shirts and black pants, and Stephen also had his "Mommy's running partner" shirt on. He is at the stage now when I ask him to "Show me your smile" I get this silly grin with the scrunched-up eyes! Too funny.

The "before" pics.....

In his stroller and ready to go! SMILE Stephen!

We headed out around 8:30 am for our one mile, my first virtual race! My goal was to finish in the 8:00 range. My pace for my past half marathon training has been about 10 minute miles, but lately I have been doing some shorter runs at a 9 to 9:30 pace (3 to 4 miles). I was thinking that somewhere in the 8's would be reasonable, but wasn't really sure what to expect.

I took full advantage of our neighborhood - lots of downhills going away from the house....which I usually dread on my way back UP. But today was different - my plan was to use my little 2 mile out-and-back course, running as fast as I could down the hills for the one mile race, then walk the mile back to the house. I was using today as one of my cross training days for my half.

I felt great the whole way, and of course Stephen did great, since it was just a short ride. When I looked down to stop the timer on the ipod, I was very excited to see 8:06! Very cool.

Our "after" pic back at the house

The "proof!"

Good luck to everyone else who is participating, and THANK YOU to Jamie aka Running Diva Mom for putting the race together! You can check out the other results on her blog here.


  1. Awesome, Laura! YOu and your Little Dude look so cute! What a little ham he is. I'm glad that you were enjoy the time together and get in a little workout, too! Thanks for participating!!!

  2. Hey chickie -- you won something on my blog, due to your fabulous performance in the GOTR virtual race -- check it out and email me your mailing address. Thanks for your support and for following my journey!!