Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Grace Race

Watch out Grace we come!

My good friend Lisa was the "photographer" at the 5K race I ran on Saturday so I have all kinds of pics! Yay!
This is my friend Sarah, in the pics with me. Since Grant got hurt the night before and wasn't able to run, she took his spot, last minute. I was soooo glad to have a buddy to run with. I am NOT into doing new things all by myself! Plus, it's the first time she and I have ever gotten to hang out without all of our kids with us! Girl time---YAY!

The race went GREAT and I canNOT wait to do the next one (which will be on May 15th). Maybe after that I'll THINK about a half?!?!?! I don't know...that's pretty serious. I'm not quite sure I'm THAT dedicated! haha :o)

For any of you who didn't read it on FB...the night before the race, Grant got hit in the mouth and his bottom lip split in two. He had to get 3 stitches in it. We didn't figure it would be good for him to get up early the next morning and try running so he had to miss the race. It was pretty disappointing because he's been planning and practicing on this race ever since I ran it last year. Thankfully, he should get to run with me next month at the next one. :o)

YAY!!! We're FINISHED!!!


SugarberrySensations said...

Jen, Jen, Jen, Jen, Jen - BEAUTIFUL - Jen!

You are so BEAUTIFUL! Inside and Out! Who would have ever thunk somebody could look so beautiful while running?
Ok, and then it just cracked me up to see the serious pictures of you running and running and running, and then - wow - there you are running and posing for the camera!
And the cheerleader jump when you were done? Holy cow girl, I would have been puking! I know it!
I'm SO SORRY to hear about Grant! But so HAPPY you got girl time with Lisa!

Congratulations to you both!

Rene' said...

totally cute pictures!!!! love so many of them, especially the jumping, stretching, and starting line---u look so skinny too!!!! glad u had such a good time! u could try the 15k in the fall downtown before u try the half, that might help u work up to it. that's a fun race too :) (I'll tell u the name privately in the interest of blog privacy ha ha)

Kate said...

too too cute! I especially love the last pic! The runner's high!

Thinking of doing a half?!?!? Girl, if I can do it, YOU can TOTALLY DO IT! And I'll be here to cheer you on and give you any advice I can.

Love ya! Happy running!

KC said...

Girl, you look cute in everything you do!!!! Do you ever have a "bad look" day?! LOL!

I love these pictures. Especially that jump at the end. That's exactly how I felt after my first half-marathon. (You could totally do one! Just takes time to train. In 12 weeks you could be ready.)