Tuesday, January 1, 2013

{January 1 ~ Resolution Run}

January 1, 2013
The Resolution Run
Paragould, AR
One of my goals for the new year is to run in at least 6 races....now, let's clear up something...I'm not really a runner. Shhhh....don't tell my body! I'm trying to sneak this one by. I've been jogging/walking off and on for most of 2012 and have lost 12 pounds in the process, but I'm ready to ramp up my efforts. Being the competitive person that I am....racing seemed like a great way to start. My age division is pretty tough, so I know that placing is a far stretched goal, but I do have goals;
The goal for this race?
Finish. In under 30 mintues (which is far from impressive). And to not puke.
I'm proud to say that I did finish. In 28:51 (yay me!). And I did not puke...not even once!
Me & Mallorye crossing the finish line together. I was so proud of my daughter for not quitting and pushing through the discomfort of running in 32 degree wet weather & burning lungs.
After the race....aren't we a pretty sight? LOL
Mallorye with her 3rd place finish in her division! How does that happen? Didn't we cross at the same time?? I told you my age group was competitive! And our friend, Brandi, who placed 1st overall...she's actually the one that got me interested in running and keeps encouraging me to keep trying and keep pressing on.
My 1st race bib and my tshirt.
It really is all about the shirt...I mean if you're going to get out there and sweat and torment your lungs, feet, and knees...you really should at least get a tshirt :)
Next race: January 12

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