This year Mother’s Day was extra special – I ran my first 5K! I started the Couch to 5K program at the beginning of 2016 but I was pretty off and on with my running. I picked it back up at the end of last year, completing the 8-week program in the beginning of February. My friend, Samantha, suggested I pick a 5K to help with my motivation to continue running three days a week so I looked through all the 5Ks coming to Raleigh and Run Like A Mother sounded right up my alley. I am still a very slow runner and holy crap was the course super hilly but you know what? I DID IT! I completed the race with my family waiting for me at the finish line and I beat my PR by two minutes! I am still unsure if races are for me (I am not very competitive) but I have a feeling that I’ll be signing up for RLAM next year.
While looking through the photos from the day, I noticed the photographer got some really cute photos of Scott and Ryder while waiting on the sidelines. This is such a sweet surprise and a perfect Mother’s Day present!
All professional photos were taken by Jagg Photography. Photo of me and Scott was taken by my mom. (Thanks, mom!)