Monday, September 27, 2010

Off to the races

Back in May I made this goal. Bill joined in on the fun, and over the last two weeks both of us have reached that goal. First up was Bill's race, the Savoy Orchard Days 5k. The kids and I came along to cheer him on and did our best to entertain ourselves while we waited near the finish line.

Bill before the race

Crazy kids

Post-race picture

Doing stretches with Daddy

This was taken on top of the hill where the finish line was.

A week later it was my turn. I chose to run in the Women's Fitness 5K. Bill and the kids were there, and later Susan and her kids came to show their support.

Pre-race picture

At the starting line

This was the most grueling part of the race. We were running on the side of a main road so I spent a good 5-10 minutes being tilted to one side next to the sidewalk, which meant that my right arm was doing all the work.

Crossing the finish line. It was an awesome and emotional few minutes for me when I realized that I had finished and accomplished this goal. I think Bill and I have decided that we're going to try and do this again sometime in the future. If nothing else it was a wake-up call to how out of shape we are and how much we need to exercise and stay healthy. So if you ever need a kick in the pants to get you motivated, make the goal to run a marathon!


Cameron and Katie said...

I am so impressed! Way to go!

K.C. said...

Congrats! I am so proud of both of you. I need to follow your example!

Jill said...

Put me to shame why don't Ya!!!! Good for you two and what a great example for your kids! Proud of ya.

phyllis bestor said...

You are totally awesome and totally right. Our bodies call out to us and then sometimes we listen. Good job! Great example for your children as well.

Lizzy said...

Congrats Kristin! I am motivated by you!!

Jesika Harmon said...

Congratulations!! That is SO awesome! And that side slant part was no fair! They should have stopped the traffic and let you go in the middle! Let's do one together sometime! (A good way to finally see each other!!)