Saturday the kids and I got up (EARLY!) and participated in the Aquarium Run in a town nearby where we live. I did the 5K with my friend Rachel, and her daughter and my kids did the 1 mile Fun Run. It was a great time and even though I hadn't prepared AT ALL for this, I still managed to shave about 2 1/2 minutes off my time from the 5K I did April 17th. Not bad. I'm hoping that on the next one I can take off another 1 or 2 minutes and then I'll be at that 29 minute mark where I really want to be.
For any of you who don't read my other blog, you may not know, but beginning on May 24th, I will be watching Rachel's daughter full time for the summer. Her name is Fallon and she is 9, like Brooklyn. It is going to be SUCH a blessing for Brooklyn to have a friend to play with all summer. The only HUGE negative is that Grant doesn't have anyone. I am going to have to work hard at getting the girls to include him-at least sometimes. Anyway, here are the pics from the race. Thanks SO MUCH to Rachel's husband, David, for taking them all for us!!
Me and the kids before the race. (Yawn!!)
Brooklyn and Fallon--BUDDIES!
Grant is always silly!
The whole group. All I can think of when I look at this picture is how blessed I am to have such wonderful kids and friends!
Me and Rach, before we took off!
Bye!! Here we go!! I always have a big smile on my face. I guess that's better than a sour look--although sometimes I feel kinda "cheesy." Oh well...at least I'M HAPPY! :o)
The kids after they did their 18-minute mile! :o)
Of course, had to get a picture with the Shark since we were at the aquarium!
It really was a very cool day! They fed us a barbecue lunch immediately after the race..which is quite funny! At 8 am we were eating burgers, chili, hotdogs, chips, brownies, etc.!!! But crazy enough, we were actually hungry because we'd been up since 5:30 am!
My official chip time was 31:01 and Rachel was 31:03. The ONLY reason she was even 2 seconds behind me is because at that last little stretch I suddenly got a SURGE of energy and SPRINTED through the finish line. It reminds me of when I'm playing Mario Kart and I get the "bullet"! ha ha