With all our spare time Amy and I have had plenty of time to get out for runs. Before we arrived back Amy's dad Ted invited us to run with him in Stamford's 5km run supporting the local cancer centre. With only a week to get ready for this race we took it pretty casually and had a couple of 2-4km training runs and just did our best on the day. Amy and Ted were planning on sticking together and and their goal was to just run the whole thing, however I made a little challenge with Amy's brother-in-law Tom. We were all happy with our time on the day, especially considering the lack of preparation. Tom wasn't so happy I beat him by 3 minutes though!!! I came in at 24 mins 45 secs, and Amy and Ted coming a respectable 36 minutes.
Now after weeks and weeks of bring averagely committed to training, we had another race one town over in the upscale New Canaan supporting Autism. Another 5km lay ahead of us and we were more prepared with specific goals. I ran hard and was absolutely dying as the others were. I was stoked coming in 19th overall and 4th for men in my 20-29 age category running a 21.09 with and Amy and Ted getting in at 30.19, Amy taking out the 4th for females in the age bracket too!!!
In true American style we were greeted with pizza at the finish line!