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.

Monday, May 17, 2010

My 2nd 5K run of the year...

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 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


Matty O said...

Great job! Just keep up the hard work and your times will drop! It gets easier the more you do it too, I promise!

Its a positive step for your kids too to see mom running races!

Keep up the hard work!

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Great job, girl! And props to your kiddies too!

I'm loving the P90X love too! Did you get many questions about it?

Rene' said...

yeah! glad it was so fun, the pictures are great!

DKSinclair said...

Yall got great results I hope i get there too here are my results at

KC said...

Great Job Jen!!!!

You know what I thought when I first saw these pictures? "Look at those legs! Her legs look so muscular and amazing! I hope mine look half that good! She's soooo gorgeous!" I admitt I felt a twinge of jealousy there for a look so amazing! But then my heart filled with pride and joy for you, because I KNOW how far you have come, and how HARD you have worked for this. Girl, I'm so proud of you!!!!