Monday, March 8, 2010

So about that 5k. I came in 1st...

91st that is. :)  I was doing good there at the beginning. There were lots of people in front of me, but also several behind me. Then by the time all the people only running the 1k had made their turnaround, I was in very last place for the 5k. I eventually passed 5 people. So at least I wasn't very last....nor did I have to walk any. I finished in 34ish minutes. So hopefully by the next one I can trim that down.

My brothers and brother in law that ran all did much better than me though. Tommy got 3rd place for his age divison.That makes me so happy I could almost cry. Growing up he was never what you would call very athletic. He tried, but he was uncoordinated, and slow etc. When we would have race days at school, or go to homeschool track days he would usually come in very last place in anything he did. So I was so very proud of him on Saturday. And no he wasn't only one of three in his age group. There were several 20 and under people there.

My BIL MJ did great also. He finished just 2 minutes after Tommy. Daniel came in about a minute later, and Sam about 2 minutes after Daniel.They are all 13 years old, so they were in the same division as Tommy. I think they need a 15 and under division. MJ would have probably got first in it.

So anyways. Here are some pictures totally unrelated to this post. My mom took all the pictures of the race, and so they are now in Arkansas.
Trying to copy her wide eyed look.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

But you finished! You're still a winner as far as I'm concerned. And I'm proud of you for encouraging the younger ones too! U Tic

Grandma Rose said...

That you could run that far is impressive to me...I might make it from this computer to the back door (if someone yelled FIRE really loudly) In regard to the pictures posted, who is that cute little girl, and what did you do with my BABY???

Jennifer said...

I'm impressed that you finished! I used to run, but haven't in a long time. I would probably die!