Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dino Dash

Before I got pregnant, I was running and doing the occasional 5K (3.2 miles) here and there. I probably did 6 or 7 over a couple of years. I was getting better and better with my fastest time being 25:15. When I got pregnant I stopped running completely. Well since Sam turned 1 I have tried to start running again. It has been a slow process! A couple of months ago my friend Audra and Uncle Jackie were both talking about signing up for Dino Dash. It is a 5K the Discovery Museum puts on to raise money. I have done it in the past and it is always a lot of fun and a good course. So I agreed to do it. I had been running a little, but still had not run a full 3 miles in years. Of course as we stood at the start line I was sure wishing I would have ran a few more times:) My goal was to be able to run the entire thing...maybe 30 minutes. I ended up doing a little better I finished in 27:24. I placed 7th and Audra placed 5th out of 53 in our age group so I was pleased! This is the link to the results, they have me as Walnut Ridge instead of Hickory Ridge, but whatever. Audra and Marsh did awesome as well. My parents and Sam cheered us on as we crossed the finish line. Sam had a big time checking out all of the things they had set up for kids.

E's Uncle Jackie and Aunt Sally

Uncle Jackie is the one who got me running in the first place. It is something we have enjoyed doing together. Aunt Sally is our biggest supporter:)

Marsh and a couple of other guys we know ran with us. He finished in 28 something.

Crossing the finish line!

My cousin gave me a bag of clothes, and in the bag was this little NIKE outfit. It is hilarious!!! I thought Sam HAD to wear it to the race. Marsh said it was one of those pictures that was going to haunt him forever.
Mrs. Donna told me that I could never put it on him again!


Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

I'm impressed...I'm doing good to walk 1 1/2 miles.

That outfit is hilarious! Was it Shelly or the other side of the family that game it to you...I can't see Thatcher or Grayson in that.

RobinVZ said...

that outfit is so funny! I think we should get Marsh one in his size!