For my Mother's Day celebration, we drove out to the lovely little city of Chilliwack to run an 8k race called Envision Run for Mom. Before the race, a reporter wrote up a little piece on the run... which you can read at http://www.chilliwacktimes.com/Taking+baby+stroll/6596932/story.html. It was super hot here in Vancouver and I have been battling some serious nerve issues that shut off the muscles in my right leg and kept me out of the marathon last week (and training altogether), so I didn't have hugely high hopes going in... just a nice trial run of the new BOB Ironman race stroller and no better way to spend mother's day than running with Ama and having my husband there with us for support. The gun went off and so did we. The stretch of gravel trail extended longer than I thought it would... from about 3-7k (or about half) which was certainly a challenge into the slight head wind. Funny how a stroller really amplifies everything - like gravel, wind and any type of incline! It is also where we merged coming up on the back of the 5k walker pack. It's a lot easier to cut through crowds sans stroller as well! With a great deal of support and encouragement from those around me that final kilometre, I pushed through (literally) in 31:48. Not a bad time all things considered. Better still... I am walking and sitting fine today - the best mother's day gift I could get - outside of a great day with my husband and daughter (which I also got)!