ironman april

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Ironman April.  It was so fun to see everyone’s completed training plans (<—hey, you could always do Ironman May if you are just now seeing this!).

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The winners were Jessica, Andrea, and Charlotte, and they all get a pair of Balega socks.


Per the usual, my weekend was filled with a lot of training.  On Friday, I did a really, really hard boot camp class, and on Sunday, I did a nice bike/swim combo.  My first triathlon of the season is in two weeks, and I’m getting so excited.


But the BEST PART of the weekend was doing the Girls on the Run 5K with Henry!  We joined my tri training buddy Brandi and her two kiddos for the race.  Henry has been spectating a lot of races recently and really understands the concept of the starting line, finish line, bib numbers, and medal now. He was pumped when I told him we were waking up early to do a race.


Since it was 5K, I brought the jogging stroller (and Brandi brought her double stroller!).  I knew that Henry would want to run a lot, but he obviously can’t run that far… yet.  Give him a few years!  Hah.


I interviewed Henry about the race – here’s what he had to say:


Caitlin:  Who ran the race?

Henry:  ME! And you.  And Sam and Abigail and Brandi.

Caitlin: Who won?

Henry: ME!

Caitlin: You won the entire race?

Henry: YES! I’m fast like a tiger. NO – like a cheetah!

Caitlin: You are.  Was it a long race?

Henry: Yeah. You pushed the stroller.

Caitlin: What happened at the water station?

Henry: I dunno.

Caitlin: You don’t remember?

Henry: OH! Abigail and me picked up the water and dumped it ALL OVER YOUR HEAD. HAHAHAHAHA!

Caitlin: Did your feet hurt after all that running?

Henry: I got a boo-boo on my knee. Wahhhhhhhh. But then we went to tacos and I FELT ALL BETTER.  Yayyyyy.

Caitlin:  Yeah, tacos make everything better.  So do you want to do another race?

Henry: YEAH! Now?? Let’s go! 3 – 2 – 1 GO [and then he runs away].


Needless to say, it was a blast and everyone had a lot of fun (there were actually NO MELTDOWNS on the course <— toddler miracle).

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It took about 53 minutes to finish the race with all the stroller hop ins and outs.  The kids probably ran 0.75 mile, which I was pretty impressed with.  Future triathletes in training!


Did you run a race this weekend?



  • Erica {} May 5, 2015, 8:13 am

    Henry and I sound very similar post 5k. Tacos make everything better.

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul May 5, 2015, 8:31 am

    Aww what a cute interview! 😀 I’m glad everyone enjoyed the race!

  • Laura May 5, 2015, 9:05 am

    I love that Henry did a race, that’s so cute! Wonder how long ’til he can do a kids triathlon?! Maybe 5 or 6 years old? Random question, have you started potty training with Henry yet?

  • Amanda May 5, 2015, 10:02 am

    Awww Henry IS fast like a cheetah- he looks so happy and proud. How are you feeling about the tri?! Any nerves or just excitement??

  • Reenie May 5, 2015, 11:13 am

    Henry: YES! I’m fast like a tiger. NO – like a cheetah! ~ ~ HA!! Adorable.

  • Daina May 5, 2015, 12:25 pm

    Holy cuteness! Congrats on Henry’s first race. Thanks so much for mentioning that North Face App in yesterday’s post…that is exactly what I need to boost my training!

  • Dottie (@crazyfitmommy) May 5, 2015, 12:53 pm

    I love races that allow strollers! I can’t wait until the fall, I want to do this with my 2 boys. 🙂

  • Kim May 5, 2015, 2:07 pm

    Agh, I’m trying to comment on the North Face post but can’t…but in the process said that I did in the widget. I’m not trying to cheat!

    • Jessica May 5, 2015, 5:55 pm

      I was just going to comment on this as well. The same thing happened to me.

  • Kaella (KaellaOnTheRun) May 5, 2015, 3:10 pm

    So cute! I can’t wait to do a race with my toddler spmeday! (He’s done a few 1K kids races but nothing longer)

    I love that he’s interested in running.

    The interview is adorable!

  • leatitia May 5, 2015, 3:58 pm

    omg so cute!!! Congrats Henry!!

  • Bobbie May 5, 2015, 4:01 pm

    Yep! I ran the broad street run in Philadelphia this weekend. (World’s biggest 10 miler) I was happy that I felt good b/c it was just one week after running my 1st full marathon!

  • Sara May 5, 2015, 8:00 pm

    Henry is adorable! Congrats to him on his first race! I did the Coastal Delaware Running Festival 9k this past weekend.

  • Catherine @ foodiecology May 5, 2015, 8:17 pm

    So cute! I can’t believe Henry won the whole race…on his very first 5K! 😉
    I can’t wait till my little man is older and can run with me. He watched this weekend while I ran (& walked some) a 5K that goes through one of our tunnels. Fun!

  • Liz@NovelRunner May 6, 2015, 12:02 am

    Henry is too cute! And he has a great stride! I ran the Broad Street Run this weekend. It was a gorgeous spring weekend to race. 🙂

  • danielle May 7, 2015, 9:00 pm

    More Henry interviews please! Too cute!

  • Kathy May 8, 2015, 5:26 pm

    That last picture where Henry is ogling his medal is the best! Pretty sure that’s how I look after every race too!

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