Push Away the Screen: Iron Girl Clearwater 5k Recap

For the 2nd consecutive year, my oldest daughter and I were up way before the sun to #PushAwaytheScreen and participate in the Iron Girl Clearwater 5K & Half Marathon. We did the 5K as a mother/daughter team.

Last year we actually ran most of the race. This year we decided to walk most of the race and just talk. As mom to the #TampaTrio, the opportunity for some 1:1 time is hard to come by, so we made the most of it!

We looked for friends in the 1/2 marathon corral, we took selfies, and we made new friends!

This is a new friend I made because I recognized her CrossFit 14 shirt. I can find CrossFit friends anywhere.

Haley felt it necessary to do a little pre-race stretching. Always good to stretch.

 

And soon we were off! We remembered the course from last year and knew when we made it to the top of our Florida Mountain that we would be at 1 mile.

We made it to the top of the bridge and there was no 1 mile sign. But there was the Best Damn Cheer Squad.

Haley was confused why there were men with their shirts off screaming and holding signs. She's only 10, so not quite ready to fully appreciate all the Best Damn Cheer Squad has to offer. Tongue Out

We ran down the bridge and I knew that there would be water at the bottom. Thankfully there was because Haley was thirsty!!

 

We made a quick off-course detour to some port-a-potties that were on the opposite side of the road, and then began our climb back up the Florida Mountain. At the top there was the 2 mile marker! We were so close to being done!

We came down that mountain and knew we had just less than a mile to go!! We continued to hold hands, chat about school, friends, our upcoming summer vacation to Jekyll Island and before we knew it, we were approaching the finish line!

But not before the 1/2 marathon leader came swooping down in front of us with her police escort. It was so cool. She was so fast and Haley and I just looked at each other in shock. And then we saw the finish chute!

We have a rule in our house. No matter how much of the race we walk, we MUST run through the finish chute!

Ahhhh....FINISHED!!

Haley was very happy to find the Aqua Sphere water mister!!

But she was sort of ambivalent about the mascot from the Clearwater Threshers.

We did it! We were Iron Girls!

I tracked our walk with the new Samsung Galaxy S5, and I'm happy to report that the pedometer function was spot on for Iron Girl. This distance includes our walking to the expo, the race, and then walking back to our car!

We didn't stay for the post-race breakfast, or any of the awards. I didn't even stay to find my 1/2 marathon friends. I had a ton of yard chores calling my name, so we needed to head home. Maybe next year we'll be able to do the 1/2 marathon as a mother/daughter team.

Have you even done an Iron Girl Race? Have you been part of a mother/daughter team??

Weekly Workouts April 6-April 12

I was a busy girl this week. I was also apparently a slacker in my photo taking because I have NO RECORD of what we did Monday or Tuesday at CrossFit. One of those days we did Jumping Annie, but I don't remember which day it was....

THANKFULLY one of my CF Buds saw my plea on Facebook and reminded me what we did!

Sunday-REST. Well, as much rest as a mom of 3 and a dog can do. Tongue Out

Monday-CrossFit. HERO WOD for the firefighters that lost their life in Boston. We did "Dork." Front Squats, burpees, deadlifts, burpees, kettlebell swings, burpees. It was TOUGH and I went heavy on my weights. But HERO WOD's are supposed to be tough. Mission succeed.

Calories: 610

Steps: 16,234

Tuesday-CrossFit. Jumping Annie. 100 single jump rope, 10 situps, 10 pushups, 80 singles, 20 situps, 20 pushups, etc...until you get to 20 singles, 50 situps and 50 pushups. There was a 15 minute time cap, but I start what I finish (Or at least what I write on the floor) so it took me 17:something to complete it all.

Calories: 686

Steps; 17,761

Wednesday-CrossFit SQUAT DAY!! I set new PR's on both the front squat and back squat. 105# for the front squat, and 100# for the back squat. I am still struggling with the overhead squats, but I'll get there!!

My previous PR was 75# and I set that the week of the CrossFit Open 14.5, so not that long ago!!

Calories: 535

Steps: 16,882

Thursday-REST. I spent the entire day volunteering at the kids school. I helped with the book fair in the morning, had lunch with all 3, and then spent the afternoon leveling books in Ella's 3rd grade pod.

Steps: 13,424

Friday-CrossFit. I made up Thursday's WOD. I really like the longer WOD's better. Even though they are hard, they really push me!

Calories: 670

Steps: 17,716

Saturday-REST. Though I was VERY busy hosting the AMRAP for Ronin at CrossFit En Fuego. A full post will come on that soon!

Steps: 17,921

Overall this was one of my better training weeks! Life finally feels like it's getting back to normal! The weather is nice and the house all finished being remodeled (still lots of work to do with unpacking, etc...)

 

How was your week??