Sunday, December 5, 2010

Downtown Providence Jingle 5k

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!


17 comments:

Amanda said...

Congrats on a fabulous race! Sounds like it was a lot of fun. Love the picture and the red and green :)!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Cute pic! We participated in a Santa Run this weekend and saw running presents, a tree, and lots of Santas!

Danielle said...

What a fun race! Congrats!! : )

Stacie said...

That's so awesome :) How fun to run with your Mom. I'm hoping to get me Dad ready for a 5K next year sometime.

Johann said...

So great that you can run with your mom and then she runs such a good time, awesome! Have a great week!

Marci said...

Love the race attire! Congrats to your mom (and you) on a fantastic race :)

Jennifer said...

The green and red stockings really are awesome! Congrats to your Mom for a great PR. Cheers!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Wil Travel said...

Sounds like a great morning. I have yet to get my mom to join me for a race, but I did join my dad for a power-walked half marathon a couple years ago. What a fun thing to be able to do together.

Emz said...

the
photo
rocks.

Sounds like a fun race!!

Jen said...

I love that you run with your mom and stay with her! Love the picture as well!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

A run to cherish for sure! Oh how I wish my Mom was a runner or a walker.

Oh, and you KNOW I love that negative split run. Super Sweet!

Morgan said...

Awww what a great day/race. Boo on the flat tire though!

Meg said...

Nice tights, Ryan and Bethany, did you really PEE in the shower on "accident?" I KNOW you wouldn't ever tell a lie but I don't get it. We'll talk later...
Ryan, your mom did a great job on the run!

Tricia said...

awesome, go mom!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

love the outfits!! I so wish our holiday run included outfits, but not so much with folks here

Katie A. said...

Congrats to your mamma! That is a great time!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Way to go mom! Sounds like a wonderful race.