Running a 5K . . . With Brett!

So, it has come to this.

There is actually a funny xkcd about that.

Anyhoo, it is the summer. The Illinois Marathon racing extravaganza has come and gone. The delicious, good ol Countryside 10K has also bid us adieu. And so that leaves me with no running goals. Right? Wrong! Turns out that the day of Miss Boo’s Columbia birthday party, is the same day that the Life Network of Southern Illinois is having their annual 5K run/1.8 mile walk and Brett and I are going to run it! If you live around the St Louis Metro East area (or don’t. . . we don’t), I highly recommend you sign up and run it! Plus, they have dri-fit shirts this year; yet another reason. I’m so excited that we can make it down to run this year!

Life Network 5K Run ^ Support moms and babies!

We’re big fans of all babies in the Geist household. We do what we can to support pregnancy centers, foster families, adoption, and babies, moms, and dads in general. I can attest that Life Network is awesome, and if you want an ultrasound to see your six week old baby, you can get one for free. Brett and I went over Christmas 2013 and that is where we saw Miss Ellie Boo for the first time. We could see her little heart beating on the screen and her tiny little body that kept on growing! If you’ve been around Brett’s side of the family especially, you know that there is a genuine desire to help babies and families through all stages of life and development. (Check out Shannon’s blog for their adoption journeys and life!)

Boo at 6 weeks ^ brettandrachelplus

It is amazing that this is Ellie Faye. She was so tiny.

My goal for the race is to run with a 11:00 pace or finish in under 35 minutes. I think Brett’s goal is to finish. I have no doubt he’ll be able to accomplish that. 🙂 We’ve been using Runkeeper to track our runs and are doing the same training plan. So far I’ve really liked using their training plans because it tells you when to warm up, run fast, run slow, etc. I’m looking forward to seeing how well we do!

obligatory baby photo

So does anyone else have some running goals for the fall? Any marathons? (Netflix ones are okay, too! Let me know what you’re watching!)

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