Happy Mothers Day to all the mums, grandmas, aunties, godmothers and anyone else who has anything to do with bringing up kids. You're all awesome and should receive chocolate for your efforts.
I don't know what Mothers Day is like in your house, but here's how my morning went, in pictures:
|Up early in time to catch this spectacular sunrise from the front porch|
|Some gorgeous flowers from my eldest. The others were still snoozing.|
|My reason for being up so frighteningly early. Lovely Jose, I miss you.|
|Waiting for the starter's siren|
|Number One Son. I don't think he was fully awake. Scary, since he drove us there. ;) I was thrilled to have him with me.|
|There was pink everywhere - also some fab and fun costumes. |
These ladies were good sports; happy to pose for a photo.
|The Anderson St hill is a killer! These girls cheering us on were exactly what was |
needed. Other signs read "We love men in tights" and "Tight butts drive us nuts". Hehe.
|More costumes. Fairies can run pretty fast, you know.|
|Just past the finish line. The number of participants was crazy - this doesn't even begin to show what it was like.|
|Keeping it real. No makeup, no carefully arranged expression, windblown |
hair, flushed face... I may not look pretty, but I DO look like I just ran 4kms.
I didn't hit a PB; but that's OK because I wasn't even aiming for one. My goal was simply to finish and preferably to run the whole thing. That bloody hill got the better of me (mainly because I started out a bit over-enthusiastically. Oops) and I had to walk about 50m in the middle of it. But I'm happy with my effort anyway, finishing in 26:47 - that's a 6.6km pace, which may not be fast, but will do for a start. It's been a long time between runs.
Coffee was drunk post-race, then we headed home. I'm going out for lunch shortly with my mum and my sisters, and then it's a family dinner at home when the younger boys have finished work.
Whatever you're getting up to, I hope you have a great day. :)