Sunday, September 20, 2009

5K survival

Well, ladies and gentlemen, we did it. We ran our first 5k. Our time was not what I had hoped, but it wasn't too bad, either. But the most important thing? We did it!



Before the race. Before we died.

S, with the pink hat, did not run with us, and Christina, beside her on the left, passed me and Rindy within the first mile. I am told that our route led us through some of the prettiest homes in the city. I'm not really sure. I was looking constantly for mile markers.

The race was for cancer research, though somewhere between Mile 2 and 3, Rindy and I were literally shouting that we were racing for pancakes. And orange juice. And coffee. And eggs. All from IHOP. A lady running next to us cheered.

But we did finish.



Some very sweet women were waiting on the other side of the finish line with water for us. They handed me a bottle, and the first words after I finished my first 5k were to that woman as I said, "I LOVE YOU."

Rindy was right after me.



And, yes, we did get our pancakes.



I hear rumors that another 5K is taking place next month. I'm ready!

19 comments:

Mama Belle said...

Congrats! I bet those pancakes tasted delicious.

sara said...

Way to go!!!!

Brittany Ann said...

Yay! Great work! I knew you could do it!

StephieAnne said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Way to go....

Mari said...

I'm so proud of you! Great work!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Congratulations! Great job.

Brooke said...

congrats! :) didn't it feel awesome to cross the finish line?

Sara said...

Sweet victory!!!! or is that sweat vigoriously??
I would not have made it, even for those Ihop pancakes, eggs and coffee. I am so thrilled for you! How in the world are you smiling like that at the end of the race? Or was it BECAUSE it was the end?
Awesome! You rock!

Lucy Marie said...

Way to go girl! I knew you'd be awesome.

Jenn@Spejory said...

Congratulations on the 5K! Great work!

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

yeah for you!!!!

Carrie said...

Hooray! I am in awe and admire you for accomplishing it!!

Jill said...

Congratulations! I'm so thrilled and inspired by your efforts!

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

bravo, darlin! WOO HOO! Giving you a virtual hige five!

xo

thedomesticfringe said...

Congrats to you! That's awesome.
-FringeGirl

misti said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOT!!! Y'all look like born runners!

Dreamgirl said...

Congrats! What a great thing to do!

Just found my way here bloghopping, and I'm so glad I did!

YOur header is just awesome...

Have a very happy Tuesday!

David said...

Congratulations!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Girl, look at you!!! I am so proud of you for doing this - and for finishing it!