Sunday, April 8, 2012

Jelly Bean 10k + Easter

Originally I signed up for the 5k, 10k, and 13.1 distance for the Jelly Bean Virtual Race, however, I forgot how hard it is to get in miles while at home, so I settled on just doing the 5k and 10k.

Due to my dad's work schedule, we were celebrating Easter on Saturday vs. actual Easter Sunday, so the plan was I had to get up and get my run in plus shower before noon when the rest of my siblings arrived.
After about 1 mile I got bored in my parents neighborhood, so I decided to run to a nearby community park where we held our home cross country race back in high school. Unfortunately I wasn't able to run the whole course due to soccer games going on and a free rather large easter egg hunt for the kiddos, but it was definitely a blast from the past.

I'm not sure if it was my body remembering the once so familiar course, or the fact that I was so wrapped up in memories while running, but my 2nd and 3rd mile were both below 7:30s!!! I forgot how much of a workout it was on your ankles to run in pure grass (how did I do this for 4 years in a row?!?!)

Unfortunately I wasn't even able to get in a full 3.1 in the park, so I headed home and just ran circles around the neighborhood to make an even 6.2.... B.O.R.I.N.G. (next time I go home I'll plan better to wake up early and drive to my old trails)

10k complete
Don't let the 7:14 fool you... that was just my pace for the .20. Actual overall pace was 7:52. 

Parents don't have color ink, so  my race bib is a little blah.

After my 10k, both brothers came over and we began the annual Jameson Easter Holiday tradition

First up was the nephews doing their first (of many to come)  Easter Egg hunt

Then it was time for the "big kids" Easter Egg Hunt ( for whatever reason... no photos from this year, so below is from previous 2)

Once we find all the hidden eggs, we get to open them to see what goodies are inside.... aka how many slips of paper did you get

If you get pink paper alongside your candy, that equates to a certain dollar amount
$49 for me- 2nd place. Eric beat me with $57. I forget how much Andy won. 

Our last "event" is putting all the easter eggs we just collected into a big bowl and then we get timed on how many we can put together... it gets pretty intense with 5 sets of hands moving everything around. 

I got 2nd again to Eric. Andy once again got 3rd. 2nd yielded me a $35 Kroger gift card, SCORE!

Hope everyone else had a great time with family for their Easter Holiday. Although it was short, I enjoyed my trip back to Ohio :) 


  1. Ahhh, I love your family's egg hunt traditions!!

  2. Your Easter traditions sound AWESOME!! We used to have a sweet egg hunt but that's over now that we're all technically grown (if not at heart!). I also failed at doing the 13.1 I signed up for! Happy Easter!

  3. I want to come to your house for Easter next year!
    how fun!

  4. Great job on your 10k, Lisa! Wow- your family really goes all out with the eggs... how fun! Your nephews are adorable.

  5. Awesome job on your 10k!! Your nephews are adorable!! I love the idea of an adult hunt....I'm going to absolutely have to suggest that for next year!!!

  6. What a great time and fun activities! Nice work on your 10k! Especially since part of it was running through grass:)

  7. Your family has great Easter traditions! Sounds like so much fun :)

  8. omg. those kiddos are adorable. and i LOVE that your family does the easter egg hunts for adults. one day, i will start that tradition! glad you were able to squeeze in some miles!

  9. What a fun way to spend the day! Great photos.

  10. awww!!! i love your Easter weekend!!! that looks so fun and your fam looks so fun :) speedy 10k dear friend! you rocked it!

  11. This looks like such a fun time with family!