|Berries not normally included|
Tonight was the last track night event for my running club and since it was nice out, Faith and I went to go help time and record splits. They did a 5000 meter event (a 5K) which required lots of volunteers since counting 12.5 laps for 15+ people isn't as easy as it seems in theory. I normally have to deal with Faith acting like velcro at these events, so I tried bringing a ball with us to see if that helped. Apparently that was the key for her go wild.
|Mommy! Fetch my ball for me!|
|Fine, I'll go get it myself!|
|Look at that form!|
|These track events are exhausting!|
Just when I thought the ladybug ball was enough excitement, then there was cowbell.
|Run bitches, run!|
In theory, I was supposed to ring the bell when the runners entered their last lap, but Faith decided it would be more festive to just ring it randomly. I was worried she would annoy the runners, but then she lost her cowbell focus and decided to concentrate on forward rolls instead.
|Or maybe she's trying to moon the runners?|
So my two takeaways from track night:
1. Ladybug balls should always be included.
2. Running a 5K on a track looks so incredibly boring.
Maybe it's not so bad if you're running it, but it sure looked boring from the sidelines. I'm not a track runner, so maybe I'm biased. There were other events after the 2 heats of 5000 meters, but we had to leave to get home for toddler bedtime.
Maybe next year I'll actually come to track night to run versus just helping time. I don't know, I really prefer the lovely privacy of trail running when no one can see your suffering until the finish line. On the track, everyone can see your pain face for the whole time. If I ever want to get faster I should probably try actually running on a track, so it could happen.
Would you prefer to run a 5K on a track (completely flat, no chance of getting off course) or on a trail?