Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Not just decorating

Taking a break from decorating for a minute to tell you about an exciting personal accomplishment.

So, a few months ago I decided that I was going to start running with my daughter. Well...It became sort of a challenge for me. First it was a mile, then 1 & 1/2.... then it became two. And now, just about 3 months later, I am up to 3.7 miles. A dear friend kept encouraging me and challenging me to keep going. To run a little further. To sign up for a 5k. I didn't think I could do it. But decided if I didn't atleast try, I would never know.

So....August 13th, Panerathon 5k, here I am.

This is my good luck charm...my grandson, Jonah

Off I go!

And the finish line! I finished my 1st 5K in 26.27 minutes. 19th in the womens.

I have the most AMAZING family ever...there supporting me at the finish line! My hubby was behind the camera, but he was there too!!
NEXT on the list....Race for the Cure on September 11th.
AND, the cool thing is....my hubby, who hates to run, is going to run with me! I am so excited! I have a running buddy now!
I plan to begin training in the next week or so for a 10K in October. I think I can do it....Mallory says I can. :o)


  1. We're so proud of you Momma! You did great and we'll be there again for your 10k! :)

  2. That's wonderful! I can tell your family is so proud of you. This will be so good for you physically and mentally. My daughter runs the races too and just loves it. Best wishes~Carol

  3. Congratulations!! That is so exciting!

  4. Thanks everyone! 10k...here I come!

  5. Congratulations!
    That was quite the inspirational post! My husband is a runner as well and ran his first ultra this past year. He mde 77 out of 100 miles which was spectacular. I admire you both. I work out hard, but I find running very hard for me. It is a challenge. I think so much of it is a mental thing though - if you believe you can, you will. Great job!
    Stacey of Embracing Change