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I ran the Firecracker 5k in Brentwood, TN this morning, with Miss Sunshine in the stroller. My goal was just to have fun, and I certainly did. I also finished two minutes or so faster than my 5k on May 9 (when I was 6 weeks post partum).<br><br>
Almost all the stroller people were in the way back, which is good, but it's hard to maneuver around the walkers with a stroller. I say a guy (bless his heart!) with toddler triplets in a triple jogging stroller. It took about 2 min to cross the start line, and quite some time sliding by walkers. I think each mile got a little quicker. I was able to chat with Sunshine, so it was a relatively easy pace, but I was still pretty beat at the end of it. My approx. finish time was 32 minutes.<br><br>
Then Sunshine went with mr jebba to do the Kid Race. It's a 1 mile race, and and she was pretty excited to pin the number on, but she didn't want to let go of her prerace bagel (she'll be three on Saturday and is quite a handful). A police car came up behind the group of runners, and the lights and proximity of the car freaked her out. She finished the race being carried by mr jebba, poor thing. But she got a purple ribbon that says "participant" in gold letters, so she was pretty happy with the race at the end.<br><br>
Some of those kids were fast. I did see one girl who looked about nine do the best cowboying up I've seen in a long time. She was really close to the finish line and running to beat the band. She paused and threw up a tiny bit, wiped her mouth with her forearm, and dashed on in to the finish. Talk about toughing it out.
 

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You stroller people and your PR's -- maybe I should borrow a friend's baby and stroller. Great race, jebba!<br><br>
How did the triplet guy do? My cousin has triplets and I cannot imagine one of those strollers in a race.<br><br>
It's so great to hear about and see parents who encourage their kids to do the kids' runs. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I love the anecdote about the 9 year old! She's a future Kickrunner for sure.
 

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I hope & pray that when my daughters are older, they will do what that 9 yr old did...except for the part about slowing down. If I saw my girls pull a Bob Kempainen (google his name and Olympic Trials Marathon 1996 in Charlotte) I would probably burst with pride.<br><br>
There's a guy around here who runs with a triple stroller - that would be brutal!
 

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Hooray for you, jebba and for little Miss Sunshine, the dynamic racing duo! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Great job!
 

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I must be getting tired, but when you said that the strollers lined up behind the walkers all I could picture was bunch of old folks <i>with</i> walkers.<br><br>
Congrats to you and your daughter!!! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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