Last Sunday CT and I ran our first race together. It was such a great first race, too. You know how some races are just better "firsts" than others? This was one of them.
(If you intend to run a first half-marathon I highly recommend the VA Beach Rock-n-Roll half. For a first 5k any of the color runs are fantastic.)
It wasn't just our first race together. It was my first race since having a baby, my first race with a stroller, and my first race with a running buddy (who also had baby and stroller!)
Really, the whole weekend was just a great family-centered event. There were pajama parties, concerts, and lots of fun swag to scoop up before, during, and after the race.
The entire concept was really fun and the run was through a quaint little Carrboro neighborhood. So many people were out holding signs and cheering for us - it was a great atmosphere. CT would hear them cheer and he would yell back at them. I think he appreciated their support.
I'm already looking forward to next year. They are promising even more swag and I know CT will really enjoy the pre-race festivities since he will be a little older.