Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
My friend Kym and me...remember last week when I said she just started running in 5k's and was already beating me?? Yeah, well, she beat me by a minute this race....she's turning into Speedy Gonzales!
Sweet F is trying to give me a high 5 as I am approaching the finish line....I was sprinting at this point, and feeling like I might die.....
Monday, October 26, 2009
Don't 'cha love it when you are out somewhere and you run into someone you haven't seen in ages?!?!?
Well, Ryan and I ran into a very special friend, Anne Wimberly. It's a long story that you can read about HERE...but in a nut shell, Anne Wimberly is the mutual friend that got Ryan and I together...so she holds a very special place in our hearts. We were walking around outside the football stadium, and there was Anne Wimberly!! It totally made my day to see her! She lives about 45 minutes from us, so we have agreed there is no reason we can't get together more, so I look forward to seeing AW again soon!!!
Have a GREAT Monday....
Tomorrow I have new race pics to share!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Well, I did it!
And in record time.....for me, anyways....
Thank you for all of your comments on here and on FB. I have a full page list of names of those you asked me to pray for.....and I did!!! I prayed for those struggling with breast cancer, I thanked God for His healing for those who have been cured, & I prayed for wisdom for those doctors who are currently helping patients with breast cancer! Praying along the way made the 3.1 miles seem to go by a little faster.....although I have to admit, at about the 2.5mile mark I was just praying to FINISH the race standing. I was stuggling to get across that finish line, I'm not gonna lie!! :)
But I somehow crossed the finish line with a time of 30:51. My personal goal is to do a 5K in less than 30 minutes and I am getting closer. Last week's race time was 30:52 so I was a whole second faster this week...that's better than a second slower, I suppose! There were over 8,200 runners/walkers at the race and I placed 1412th out of 8,200...not too bad, right?!?
So, I am a little disapointed I didn't get alot of pictures of the race atmosphere....because of all the people we had to park over a mile away and walk to the starting line, and by the time we got there we had 10 minutes before the race started....and of course, my 3 year old potty training diva had to "potty"....so when they blew the horn to start the race I was still trying to get in line.....no time for stretching.....
Check out the starting line of the race (the guy wearing white right in the middle won the race with a time of 15:31...yeah, I know, insane....and he happens to be the weather man on ABC news! haha
No action shots of my running this time...but I did get one of Ryan crossing the finish line.. he had a stroller and had to go to the back of the line, so I ended up beating him due to the tons of people running.... Brooke is hiding behind the visor on the stroller to block the wind..it was 55 degrees!!! Brrrrrrr
This picture reminds me of..."YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF....THIS IS YOUR DEFINITION OF A "DOUBLE STROLLER"....
I'm so glad I had the opportunity to run in the Race For The Cure. Thank you again for allowing me to pray for those who have been affected by breast cancer!
Next week...PJ Run for cancers below the waist....not so sure I will actually be wearing pj's when I run.....
Friday, October 16, 2009
By the way, have you read the story of Susan G. Komen? If not go HERE to read it. For me, it put a face with a name..and made me realize that "Susan" could be any one of US!
and is cured!!! I am so thankful she was healed, and pray others like her are just as successful at beating this cruel disease!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
2 years ago, I would have said, "WHO CARES?!?"
But now, I am excited! Racing season is getting into full swing here, and I have signed up to do a race almost every weekend until December......am I crazy?!?!?
On Thursday, I bought some new running shoes.....these...
The girl in me doesn't like the look of them...but it's about the feet, and these feel great on my feet. For those of you looking for a good running shoe..this is an Asics Cumulus 11 running shoe...$100 at Dick's Sporting Goods.
The good thing about running, is that you are only racing against yourself. My goal was to beat my previous racing time of 32:07, and I ran it in 30:51. That's a 9:57 minute mile. In runner's terms, that's not that fast....the people who win these races finish with times anywhere from 18-22 minutes. And that's just insane! :) So, for me, 30:51 is a big accomplishment!
My friend, Kym, ran too. It was her first 5K, and now she's hooked. Here we are before the race with our kids...
Here we are stretching before the race..
3.1 miles is a piece of cake for Ryan...that's why he's able to smile coming across the finish line.
Me, on the other hand...was struggling those last few minutes...and there was no smile close to
Ryan pushed Brooke in the stroller and they finished in 24:11...and once Ryan finished he turned around and came back to find me to push me past the finish line. What a sweet hubby he is!
But I crossed the finish line and lived to tell about it...and smile...
One of my favorite things about racing is being able to do it with Ryan. Even though we don't finish at the same time, it's fun to root each other on! Next weekend is the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. I signed up last night to run this one...definitely for a good cause....and I hear there are about 1500 people who run this race....so this one should be exciting with all of those people. It will be my first BIG race...and I am thrilled!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Or do my yard like this...