Man, it was really hard to find a 5k to run this month. I guess it is because it is November and we live in Utah.
Krysta and I were really excited about this one though because of the name: Flat as a Pancake. I guess the reasons are obvious: No hills with pancake breakfast to follow. The weather has really taken a turn this week, especially in the past few days. We woke up early and drove out to West Jordan High School for the run. The temperature was in the 30’s and the wind was not holding back. We ran from the car to the school to escape from the cold. It was only when we were all registered and ready to run that we realized we were missing something, the car keys. Karl had locked them in the car. Luckily, and I mean this man shouldn’t have even been there, Officer Donavan Lucas with the Utah State Highway Patrol was dropping his daughter off and had a kit to break into the car with.
I was anxious. So business as normal.
Eventual, his magic hands got the door open!
Once we were at the track all that stuff was forgotten. It was really exciting to be at a high school. I really had fun in high school, and being there seeing all the posters for upcoming dances and advertising colleges made me quite nostalgic about those days gone by.
It was FREEZING. Did I mention that yet?
Even the ever over heated Karl had to bundle up.
The event was pretty well attended and we knew we wouldn’t be breaking any land speed records so we stayed near the back.
The run was really fun. Our time was better than we had done in a while, we were able to run a little more than usual, and while we walked, we planned our Christmas together.
We got back we sat down for breakfast. Either I was really hungry, or the pancakes were really good.
Krysta and Karen.
It was so cute! Karen sat and ate a bunch of orange slices, this, her first one she ate rhine and all! It was so cute!
Krysta and I agreed that this was one of the funnest 5k’s we have done this year. Between the long sleeve shirts, the pancakes, and the price, and the coarse which spent the majority of it’s time along the river, it was a winner. I would recommend the event to anyone who may be interested next year!