Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mission SO Accomplished...

Meredith and I not only finished our 5K yesterday, but we ran it in under 30 minutes!!!

It was probably one of the hardest things I've ever done, but it was so rewarding. I joke that the Jonas Brothers got me through the struggle of the race. Who can deny the power of peppy music? There was also a lot of praying. I kept repeating "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." And you know what? I DID IT!!!!

And now a picture narrative of the day :)
We're ready to go!!

"Super Mere" does her stretches
What a relief! The EMT was there in case we pass out!
(but we didn't need them!!)
The Chick-Fil-A Cow came out to support the Swazi5K!
Our Swazi5K buttons on our shoes. They are some kind of official timekeeping apparatus. I just called it an accessory to our shoe!
The start/finish line!
Moments before the race began!
OMG! We survived!!

The official times!
And in a bizarre turn of events, I actually placed third in our age bracket for my time! Who'd have thought! Woo hoo for a 5K in 27:43!!!

Well, now it's the morning after and I had NO idea it was possible to be this sore. Oh brother. But it was TOTALLY worth it!!
I'm so proud of us!!

Now off to church!! Happy 23rd Anniversary Momma and Papas!!
xoxo, E