So of course the night before the Chocolate Chase Quinn decided it was a good idea to wake up at 3:30am and party in her room for 2 hours. I kid you not. She finally came in to our bed just as Matthias was getting up for work, and promptly passed out until 7am. Needless to say, I didn’t have the greatest sleep.
When I woke up at 7 and looked over at Quinn she had a big ol Pouty Lip going on. Poor girl. I think she is either teething pretty bad or coming down with a cold. SO THAT’S HOW OUR DAY STARTED.
We got up and I ate some Pre-Race Breakfast (Coffee, Toast with PB and Banana) and Quinn hung out in her exersaucer while I fed the dogs. She decided taking a pre-race nap was not an option so we left at 8:30 to make it to the start for 9am.
I found Lindsey and Avery and Quinn quietly (read: grumpily) checked each other out while the rest of the participants Jazzercized to warm up.
Once it was time to go I strapped Quinn in her stroller and said a little prayer because she hasn’t been the biggest fan of me running with her before.
She cried for about the first 15 minutes of the race? And then sat quietly for another 5ish minutes before falling asleep. I tried to take advantage of this because I knew she wouldn’t be too happy to wake up and still be stuck in her carseat so I tried to run as fast as I could while pushing a 16lb baby and 30lb jogging stroller.
The race was an out and back course, similar to the course we ran 2 years ago. I finished in about 44 minutes, which isn’t too bad considering the Gaetz hill at the end which I totally walked up.
Quinn woke up pretty much right when we were done running, so I got our chocolate tickets and got in line to collect our goods.
I by-passed the Gelato line because it was huge and I knew Quinn was getting hungry. The things we do for our babies. Seriously.
I did however get my Bernard Callebaut Chocolates and a mini Cupcake from Babycakes. Then we hightailed it out of there before Quinn could go from hungry to hangry (which usually takes about 5.3 seconds haha).
I really hope this race will become a yearly thing. I considered not going because of how shitty of a sleep I had. But honestly, who am I trying to kid? I would run for chocolate even if I hadn’t slept a wink. 😉