Monday, May 11, 2009

Gum Tree 2K Fun Run

Fun and run are two words that I have never used together until Saturday! I ran the 2K fun run with Ryan, Ben, Caroline, John Parker, Carson, Kate and Lia. I guess I should say that I followed them in the run, because they all finished several minutes before me. I just can't believe that I did it with only stopping to walk one time and to tie my shoe (arghhhhhh) another! I am not sure of my time, but I think it was around 17 minutes. No big deal for most of my running friends, but huge one for me. I thought last week 3 minutes without a break was going to kill me, but I found out I could go at least 1/2 mile without stopping! I am proud of myself, but so very proud of my children. They all did great!!!

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I am a bad fizzler! I haven't posted about starting a running program because I was afraid I would fizzle! Thanks to the encouragement from Emily, Lynn, Roan and my family I haven't fizzled!!! This is going on the fourth week of doing the Couch to 5K with Emily. My children have started running with the Spartans, our homeschool Cross Country
Team, and I am trying to get in better shape.

Jimmy, Gracie and I after the race.

All the boys after the race. Parker, Clay, Ryan,

Ben, Carson and Jared.

Girls before the race. Julie, Olivia, Lia, Caroline and Kate.

Kelly and Lynn after the 10K.

Julie and Olivia Johnson. They both got 1st place in their age divisions.

Gracie picking flowers. She does LOOK sweet!

1 comment:

Paula said...

I'll say it again. I am so proud of you and your children. I am enjoying the pics and reading what you have posted. Keep up the good work.

I love You................Paula