Today my Mom and I ran the Downtown Providence Jingle 5k, and we had a blast! On the way to the race, we hit some plywood (w/ nails in it of course), and got a flat tire. Luckily my dad and I were able to fix it and get to the race with time to spare! We got to the race, I ran in and picked up our numbers and shirts (which were awesome!), and listened to some Christmas tunes, played on the sax by none other than Matty B, the local musician who will be playing at our wedding! :)
Everyone was out in their elf, reindeer, santa, or other festive costumes, and Santa fired the start gun. The race took us through the streets of Downtown Providence (where I used to call home. Oh, how I miss Brown!) My mom was running strong the first mile (10:06), but I was a little concerned that we were going out too hot. The second mile came in (10:04), and she was still going strong, so I kind of pushed her for a strong finish, and our last mile (9:59) was our fastest. We ended up doing 31:03, which is about a minute and a half faster than her previous best, which was 2 years ago. I was so proud of her, and she was so happy! It was a great day. We got a great picture in front a Christmas tree after the race.
After the race, we got to chat with Matty B, and he is pumped to rock the reception for us, haha! He seems like a really nice guy, and he puts on a really good show. We're all looking forward to the big day.
Well anyway, here is the pic of us, hope you all had a great weekend!