Boston Burrito 5k for CJ Recap

In early February I had surgery on my left ankle to correct peroneal tendon subluxation and hopefully allow my ankle to heal from chronic instability syndrome. It’s been a long battle back from the surgery and I have a lot of work left to do. Last week I decided to do a race that matters to me. It supports a friend’s charity, the Boston Burrito Foundation. After losing her 8 month old son, CJ, my friend and her husband wanted to help other families take the next step after the loss of a child.

I’ve done the race every year since it was first held.  My daughter, Little A, has done the kid race on several occasions too.

This year I signed up both kids.  My daughter ran the race and was disappointed that she didn’t pass all the kids.  My son seemed terrified that everyone was running away from him.

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The kids did enjoy the face painting, bubble table and music.

I enjoyed getting to see a lot of my She Run This Town New Hampshire ladies.

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Race: Boston Burrito 5k for CJ

Date: June 9th, 2017

Location: Stark Park, Manchester, NH

Race Plan: I had only been running again for about 2 weeks.  In my runs I had been doing intervals of two minutes on, one minute walking.  I expected to run for a while, then back off and do run/walk intervals.

Race:  The race course has changed slightly within the park every year it has been run.  The road course has been consistent with several gradual hills.  I started the race near the back of the pack.  I decided to go at a steady pace and see how long I could sustain it.

I ended up being able to trot for the whole 5k.  The hills were tough (I hadn’t done any hills yet).  But overall it was a pleasant course.  The best part of the whole race was when my 2 year old ran out on to the course to see me.  I scooped him up and finished the race with him.

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Time: 34:11

This is probably one of the slowest 5k races I’ve run in a long time, but it’s my new post surgery PR.

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