THIS PAST SUNDAY I LACED UP MY SHOES FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL HOT MAMAS RUN IN EDMOND OKLAHOMA. THE RACE WAS HELD AT MITCH PARK, AND IS A GREAT LOCATION FOR A 5K. THE RACE DIDN'T START UNTIL 2;00PM AND I WAS JOINED BY MY MOM, MY SISTER IN LAW, AND MY COUSIN FOR THIS RACE! 

IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF THE HOT MAMAS RUN I WOULD RECOMMEND CHECKING OUT THEIR WEBSITE HERE. IT IS AN AWESOME WOMEN-ONLY EVENT THAT ENCOURAGES WOMEN (MAMA OR NOT) TO GET MOVING! THERE IS SOMETHING SO POWERFUL ABOUT SEEING WOMEN SET GOALS, PURSUE THEM, AND CROSS THE FINISH LINE TOGETHER AS A GROUP. NEEDLESS TO SAY IT IS AWESOME!

SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT THIS EVENT IS THAT IT IS HELD IN THE AFTERNOON, WHICH IS PRETTY RISKY BUSINESS IF YOU ASK ME FOR SEPTEMBER IN OKLAHOMA. WITH THAT BEING SAID SUNDAY WAS PRETTY WARM! I HAVE A CRAZY TANK TOP SUNBURN TO PROVE IT! THE WEATHER WAS WARM, BUT THERE WERE 3 WATER STOPS ALONG THE COURSE, AND PLENTY OF ICE COLD WATER WAITING FOR US AT THE START/FINISH OF THE RACE. 
 
I WORE A HOT PINK TANK FROM WALMART {GIRL POWER}, OLD NAVY RUNNING SHORTS, MY IFITNESS BELT (WHICH IS GREAT SO I DON'T POKE HOLES IN MY SHIRTS WITH THE SAFETY PINS THEY GIVE YOU FOR YOUR BIB, EVEN THOUGH I LOOK LIKE A GRANNY WEARING IT AROUND MY WAIST), I ACCIDENTALLY GRABBED BRANDON'S NIKE HAT INSTEAD OF MINE, BUT IT WORKED GREAT! AS I MENTIONED ABOVE, IT IS LOCATED AT A PARK SO THE RACE IS HELD ON PARK TRAILS. THEY WERE NARROW,  AND AT THE BEGINNING VERY CONGESTED, BUT AFTER THE FIRST MILE OR SO PEOPLE BEGIN TO SPREAD OUT. THE TRAILS ARE VERY NICELY PAVED BUT PRETTY HILLY THROUGHOUT THE 5K. 

MY SISTER-IN-LAW SARAH (WHO IS CURRENTLY AN AWESOME MOTHER RUNNER AND A 2-TIME KNOCKED^UP RUNNER), MY MOM, AND I RAN TOGETHER FOR MY MOM'S BIRTHDAY AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME. PACE IS NOT ALWAYS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE RUNNING IN THE CONDITIONS WE HAD YESTERDAY! MY MOM DID GREAT AGAIN, AND I AM SO PROUD OF HER! 

AT PACKET PICK UP (WHICH YOU CAN DO THE DAY OF, WHICH IS REALLY NICE WHEN YOU LIVE OUT OF TOWN!) YOU RECEIVE A BAG WITH YOUR BIB, TIMING CHIP, AND AN AWESOME FITTED WOMAN'S SHIRT WHICH IS PICTURED ABOVE! ALSO THE SNACK SELECTION AFTER THE RACE WAS AWESOME. GRANOLA BARS, LARA BARS, TRAIL MIX, AND CHIPS WERE AMONG THE SNACKS WE GOT TO CHOOSE FROM. ALSO GREAT WE COULD GRAB SOME FOR OUR HUNGRY BABIES! THIS RACE IS KID FRIENDLY WITH A PARK NEAR BY TO PLAY AT. 

SHOUT OUT TO THE MEN IN OUR LIVES. MY BROTHER AND MY HANDSOME HUSBAND WATCHED THE KIDDOS WHILE WE RAN! THEY KEPT THE KIDS IN THE SHADE AND CHEERED US ON WHILE WE RAN. MY DAD COULDN'T BE AT THE RACE BECAUSE HE HAD CLINICALS, BUT HE WAS THERE IN SPIRIT!

ONCE AGAIN I AM JUST SO OVERWHELMED AND THANKFUL FOR AN AWESOME EVENT THAT MY FAMILY COULD BE APART OF! 
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AFTER LAST YEARS HOT MAMAS RUN. ALIVIA WAS 17 MONTHS OLD AND I WAS 22 WEEKS PREGNANT WITH GRAYSON!
 


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