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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Run Your Rox Off

When I first met my husband, he was so muscular.  He used to work out  and lift weights almost everyday so he was humongous.   When we got married and  got kids, he slowed down because  he wants to spend time with us  instead of  working out.  When he retired from the  service four years ago, we  bought some  exercise equipment and  have our own mini gym at the basement.  Both of us agreed that we should keep our exercise routine  so we could maintain being fit.  We are not  getting any younger so we have to make sure that we  exercise  as much as we can and  eat a balanced diet.


Last  Friday, August 29, my husband have participated to the 5k Run dubbed as "Run Your Rox Off" held at McKees Rocks in PA.  My husband came home early from work so he could get us and  witness his run.  We planned on participating on the 1k run with the kids but seeing the  venue, we backed out so hubby participated alone in the 5k.
 Driving there, the view was beautiful but when we arrived at the actual venue of the run, we were a bit concern.
 We had to drive down to the Bottom Dollar store to find a parking area.  Then we walked back to where the registration was, it was a vacant building, not sure what the building was.
After  the registration and before taking off, they had a photo opp and so I got  a few snaps of them too.
 Here's the participants  from my husband's company, Industrial Scientific.  I think, they were the biggest  who participated.
 Since we did not participate, the kids busies themselves  playing and doing  activities that were available at the event.
 The organizer have invited   some local business such as  Face Painting and Balloon Party  Decorations.  Here's my daughter after having her face painted.  The  lady did this in  a couple of minutes, she was good!
 This design is called  Princess Crown.
 My son wasn't into face painting but he went to the balloon tent and have him this  Bow Hat.
 Of course she has to get one as well hehehe.
We were waiting for my husband at the finish line when a nice lady approached us and asked my kids if they wanted some   temporary tattoos.
 My son doesn't like to have anything on his body so he refused but my daughter was all up for it.
 She got this I love Music with Hello Kitty and guitar that matches her outfit.
The registration fee was $25 for each participant.  MY husband company paid for their registration fee.  The organizer gave each participant this shirt and  a loaf of Cinnamon Swirl bread.  Each of them were given a number with a chip in it so they could check their time when they arrived the finish line.
 
 For a 45-year old man, I think hubby did well on his time.  He finished  89th out of 175, which would put him in the middle.  He said that he would try to run a bit faster next year.  His time is 31:08.  I think part of him being slow was because he work the whole day and then  he ran so he was already tired.
 It was nice being there for him especially with the kids.  It's inspiring.
 
 Over all, I think that the event was nice.  I just wish that  the venue would be a much nicer place.  We saw an older man wiped out because  there was this steep brick road that they have to  go down to  at the start of the  race.  One of the kids have tumbled down as well.  I  think that they should pick a much safer venue for this kind of race.  

23 comments:

  1. It is really hard to balance family and exercising the way you used to before the kids came along. Try and find family activities that get your heart rate up so you can get stronger together!

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  2. Cool! This is what my husband needs. He was in military back then. He was in very good shape. Now, he wants to bring those big muscles back!

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  3. That's cool that there is such store as SWAT Fuel where retired military members can benefit from buying their health supplements. Exercise is always good for you...

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  4. Great reference for military men and women.

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  5. exercise and diet are always a good combination for a healthy lifestyle. however im so lazy to do it though, lol!

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  6. from the name of the supplements itself says its for military reference....another way of learning new things thanks for sharing

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  7. That's awesome that he did that! He's not a chubber though if you can do a 5K you're still pretty gosh darn healthy! :) Good for you guys looks like a BLAST!

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  8. That looks like such a fun, family oriented race. I don't think I've ever known of any that had face painting, balloon art & temporary tattoos for the kids while their parent raced.

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  9. It looks like the whole family had a great time! This is a great way for you to build memories and your bodies.

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  10. Tell your hubby way to go!! Such a great way to inspire your kiddos to stay active too.

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  11. This just proves that fitness and fun can go together. Your presence I'm sure meant a lot for your hubby :-)

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  12. that is such a good way to participate, be fit as well as having a good time with your family. good job to your partner.

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  13. I know all to well that the careful balance of family and fitness can cause ....weight gain lol. Great job for him getting back out there! Now maybe I can motivate myself!

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  14. The lady face painter is not just good, she's really really good! It's a good thing they have lined up activities for the kids so they too can have fun while you run. :)

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  15. That's awesome for your husband and your family! Exercise and diet and very important in any lifestyle. By the way, I'm really loving your daughter's face paint design. Too cute! :)

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  16. good thing there is a place where ex-military personnel can buy those health supplement. May event pa.

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  17. My hubby used to be with the police force when he was still in the US. However a vehicular accident left him with a fractured leg and since then, he was not able to get back to his active and fit lifestyle. He still exercises by walking and doing weighted arm exercises. It is great to see your husband taking care of himself. That is a good sign of a responsible spouse and father. Kudos to him!

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  18. That's so awesome, he did a great job and so much better than I could ever do haha. It's important to be in shape and I am trying to do that now :)

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  19. What a fun way to stay fit and healthy! You and your husband are really inspiring your kids to live a healthy life!

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  20. It's wonderful that you guys are so involved in physical activities, it encourage people like me.

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  21. It's nice that you guys do it as a family! Cheers to health!

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  22. Congrats to your hubby for his 5k! That's an awesome time, is that his first? Good to see that the organizers created activities for families as well. Just too bad about the accidents, hope they take note of that and provide a better race next year.

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  23. Kuddos to your husband Sis R for running the marathon ;) He looks so healthy. Ms. B looks more prettier in her face painting :-)

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