Sunday was the Holiday Hustle 5k in Newton, MA. The whole family went down to watch Lisa run it for the 3rd time, and to watch Hazel run her first 5k.

Lisa leading at mile 1

Hazel has been talking about running a 5k for a few years now, and she worked up the nerve to give it a try after a few months of training (running a mile two times a week).

Hazel all business at mile 1
Lisa with her giant trophy

Lisa crushed her race with a 20:42! We think this is her fastest time in the last 15 years, and considering it was 15 degrees out, I know she can do even better.

Hazel did amazing. Besides a quick stop to pour herself some water at the self serve water stop, she ran the whole way. She said her rib started hurting (breathing cramps) but she ignored it and it just went away.

I’m very lucky to have these ladies to root for while I’m on the injured reserve.