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2013 Morton Pumpkin Festival – 10K – 56:59


Race Takeaway: First race as a family felt amazing!

This morning was our first race as a family, the Morton Pumpkin Festival 10K. It was a chilly 50 degrees when we left for the race so we made sure Chase was bundled up, including wearing her new pumpkin hat.


This festival is quite big so we always make sure to get there early due to parking. We got there and parked with no issues.

Chase all bundled up.



While picking up our race packets I got to meet Michelle. Thank you Michelle for saying hi and reading my blog! So nice to meet you!!


We waited around for the race to start, but it was delayed by 30 minutes due to a car accident on the route. Luckily Chase napped the whole time.


Once the race got going we took our time weaving the stroller through the crowd. We took the course wide and stayed on the outside to make sure we were not in the way. Rob let me set the pace so I tried to gauge my effort knowing we had miles to go. It was awesome having runners comment on how cute Chase is. Plus they were impressed with me being out racing. It felt good to have people saying “go mama” and “good job”.

Time passed by quickly and before we knew it we were back in 56:59. Chase slept the whole way. 🙂 Chase’s first race done! Her with the finisher’s medal.


After the race I met another reader, Tim. So nice to meet you Tim! I hope your race went well today!



9:22 Pace

Past race performances:

2012 – Morton Pumpkin Festival – 10K – 46:45

2008 – Morton Pumpkin Festival – 10K – 1:00:42

2007 – Morton Pumpkin Festival – 10K – 1:00:55

7 thoughts on “2013 Morton Pumpkin Festival – 10K – 56:59

  1. Awesome job, girl! So FUN! I can’t wait to have a baby! 🙂

    What’s super impressive is that you still ran faster than your races 5ish years ago WITHOUT a stroller.

  2. Congrats to Chase on her first race! So cute!

  3. I’m glad you had such a great time meeting someone and running the race. Great job on the race itself and especially pushing the stroller. So happy everything has gone so smoothly for you lately!

  4. Congrats on such a great race!! Chase is such a cutie! 🙂

  5. Congratulations! Chase did great for her first race of many to come.

  6. See, you’re a celebrity now. Great to meet you. The delay killed me and I finished slower than I expected, but the race itself is done well. I expect about this time next year you’ll be having the other racers going “I can’t even beat that woman pushing the stroller”.

  7. Hope to see you around at another some time, CJ 🙂

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