We kicked things off bright and early Saturday with our favorite Run Scream Run 5k at Wiard’s Orchard in Ypsilanti. Bastien was on the fence about what pace to take since he had hockey immediately following and a big bike race the next day (and let’s be real, he was worried about running through the haunted forest alone). Ultimately he decided on almost his top pace, coming in at 23:31 and placing 42nd out of 1,181 runners. Well dang. It is a little crazy to realize that within those top 42 he was 6th in his 10-14 age group. 6th. Think about all those fast boys out there!
It was also fun having my brother (recently new runner) in the mix this year. I loved that the course was winding, enabling us to spot one another multiple times along the way and cheer. My mom won second in her age group, naturally. I had my fastest 5k in years with a 28:27. The needling is working!
But best of all, Hadley came in for the Cider Mill Mile and killed it in 9:30 flat. She loved collecting candy all along the way. I loved watching her sprint right through a pumpkin patch. I had all the feels watching her finish this race and seeing the huge smile of accomplishment on her face.
And now I’ll finish up by posting pictures like crazy.