Cauldron Run 10K
July 13, 2019
Having been in Topeka now for three years and two-plus months, this is my fourth summer, and therefore, my fourth Cauldron Run 10K with the Sunflower State Games.
Unfortunately, the route is still an insanely boring six loops around Tinman Circle at Lake Shawnee. Here’s hoping they fix that next year.
I was also pretty disappointed at the scheduling, with it taking place the same weekend as Mexican Fiesta 5K here in town that I was hoping to do, but oh well.
This was my first time pushing the kid in the stroller at this event.
We had a huge day ahead with moving into a new house a few miles away, so while Kami was doing some moving tasks, Bryant and I went to the race, fellas only.
We didn’t beat our goal of improving on our 10K stoller PR (59:01 at the Tonganoxie Library Run), but given the heat and the two snack breaks, we did okay. We finished in 1:01:07. We ran a little bit with Melissa, a local TV reporter. She’s super friendly. Always good to see her out there.
I thought I saw one other stroller out in front of us, but pretty sure we were the only one in the 10K, so you know, that’s a win.
For the first time, I did not earn an age group medal at this one. BUT… When posing with the kid on the podium, one of the Sunflower State Games workers gave Bryant a first place medal from the Kids Run. That was super nice!
Bryant got to sit in a fire truck at the finish. He’s gotten to do that several times at various events and he loves it every time.
And only a few minutes later…
Next up: Rodeo Run 4 + a Half — July 20 — Pretty Prairie, KS