Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Pattys Day Dash


The Smith Clan happily participated and ran for a great cause.
It was the 27th Annual St. Patty's Day Dash, 4mile jaunt through Seattle!

It was a dreary day for a run, but we broke Gabe in with his first "organized run" in a memorable way -- soaking wet!  He has been my biggest cheerleader this past year (Beat the Bridge 8k and Jingle Bell 5k), and volunteered him in my crazy event like the Metro Dash AND our next event, the Warrior Dash in July!

Getting ready to get our run on ... with a sea of people.
Rob, Gabe, Mennen, me, Jen, Jon

AND post run ... Wet little leprechauns!!
Me, Kelsey (so weird having a friend w/ same name), Mollie, Emi

Kyle and Gabe

Little Pandas!!!


I wasn't thrilled with my time since I have been sick all week and it was rough with lungs feeling out of "whack."  I am still finishing up my round of antibiotics ..... but what-ev!!  It was fun and completing it with Gabe was one for us to write down on the books.  He was sweet to stay with me, but he could have shaved another 7 minutes off our 31:42 time!

I was shooting to beat my 7:30 pace from my last 8k.
Better luck next time when I'm not sicky :(

20 comments:

Stevie said...

I loved running in the rain, but man it took forever to warm up afterward! We headed to TS McHughs for Irish coffees to get warm :-)

Looks like you had a great time!

Mrs. Potts said...

It sounds like a great day & good for you "breaking Gabe in"!

Sorry you weren't as happy with your time, but you did a great job doing that while you were recovering!

Neely said...

You look adorbs Kelsey!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

7:30 pace is awesome, girl! You guys look so cute! Running in the rain is hard, but I actually kind of like it ;)

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

so fun! Good work Smiths :)

Meghan said...

That is an awesome time! Congrats! Races are so fun:)

Angie said...

You rock for running in the rain AND being under the weather. I would have been a total weiner. Awesome job girl!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

You guys are such troopers for not bailing becasue of the rain! And I think your pace sounds really good!

Kelly Marie said...

You look great & that's still a great time for being sick!! I give you a ton of credit - if I didn't feel well I'd be like nope staying nice and warm in bed lol

Samantha said...

Sick? You could have fooled me. You don't even look tired in the after pictures!

I'm on my way to the doctor's office for a 10 day supply of antibiotics this morning. I guess it's going around.

knitwit said...

It looks like so much fun! It's time I got my butt in gear and signed up for a run. I've let winter get the better of me!

Mateya said...

So fun to run with your hubby! :)

Hope you're feeling better!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's still an awesome time even for being sick! Congrats on completing the race!

Sandi said...

That is so cool that you run as a couple. My hubs and i play tennis together and love spending the time together. Hope you are feeling better!

koralee said...

Thank you for visiting me the other day...so nice to see you are from Seattle....we live up in Vancouver and are always down your way....I love your city!

Way to go with the run. xoxoxo What fun

Neha said...

Hey, your timing is absolutely fine. You guys sure had great fun. Take care of yourself, get well soon and am sure next time round, you will surprise yourself with the time the clock ticks in :)

Jax said...

I love that I feel like we talk a lot alike.. haha... :) The what-ev and the sicky... = AWESOME!

Well, not awesome that you WERE sicky, but you know what I'm saying. I cannot believe you ran that race recovering! I've said it before and I'll say it again.. You=hard core. :)

Adorable photos, congrats on the race, and that photo with the sea of people was NUTS! So many runners!!

Yours Truly said...

New follower :) I am from WA!
And it looks wet there, as usual heheh.
Great blog, and great pace you go girl!!

xoxox
www.stephanieandsuch.blogspot.com

OceanDreams said...

nice work love! looks like you had an amazing time...

OceanDreams said...

oh your pace kicks butt, seriously. ;)

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