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Dec 23, 2009

Last night was AMAZING! I ran my first race, the Jingle Bell Run - in Dallas Texas.
My daughter's both attended with me. My oldest Katie volunteered (for service hours for graduation) and my youngest Ivy, ran with me (
We arrived at the location at 5-ish, registered and got everyone where they needed to go. The forecast said 30%chance rain, and the temps were supposed to drop - so I have on long sleeve under armor, t short sleeve t-shirt, plus the long sleeve run shirt they gave me...with yoga pants.

I was SO overdressed!
Race kicked off at 6 - it went well. Ivy had already informed me that she wasn't staying with me, she was planning to win this I met up with her at about 1/4 mile...she was already walking. I encouraged her and walked with her a few moments, and got her going again. I hated to just leave her I slowed and stayed with her and we finished together. Slower than I would have liked...but hey, she's only 11. I did give her fair warning that she would need to train before the next race...or I would leave her behind!
It was an awesome experience. We found out information on two more upcoming races here locally. Everyone was dressed so festive and fun...we even saw frosty was running!
This was such a goal for me... I am so grateful I pursued it and completed it.


Kat said...

Congratulations on doing the race! That is a great accomplishment!

Anonymous said...

Hello. Great job. I did not expect this on a Wednesday. This is a great story. Thanks!

Yum Yucky said...

My first 5K will be this spring! My 14-year old son is a killer runner, but I feel guilty training with him because always slows down for my sake.

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Anonymous said...

I am not so quick-thinking to be brainy to write gifted stuff like you do but I am trying to pay it back so hoepfully this will occasion you a smile or make you sniggle or at the very least give you a thought for the day? :

The way I drive, I've gotta have Faith!