Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sarah and I Run For Food

For the second time, Sarah and I did The Run For Food. A 5K event that benefits The Jesus Center - a facility that provides aid to homeless people.

We had a good time, but every time I do something like this, I am reminded that my daughter needs more time playing outside and less time sitting in front of the computer. An overweight, 42-year-old mom should not be able to run circles around her 10-year-old daughter. :( I will fix that. It's my new purpose. I want to not be able to keep up with that kid.

Here we are before the race. We got there just before it started - our clock apparently needs a battery and it was later than I thought. Oops. The announcer said that there were more than 2200 entrants this year.

Here's a shot of the crowd. Everyone was so excited and chatty. I saw a lady lean in and sing to her husband - lots of music - and it was so sweet that it gave me goosebumps.
This approximately the midway point. We cross the creek and go back the other way. It's a 5K event.

After the race I took this and it has a curious whirly feel that I thought was kind of cool. It makes me dizzy to look at it.



Here we are at the end. Hurray!!! Look how pink our faces are. Time to go home and start the pies.......in theory, anyway. Instead I uploaded the photos. I gotta be me. The pies will get done.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!







5 comments:

Leah said...

YOU GO GIRLS!!! Maybe next year we'll stay in town and do this with you! :) That one pic makes me dizzy too...but it's still kinda cool. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
p.s. You both look SO cute. :)

rambling woods said...

What a nice thing to do....Happy Thanksgiving...You are both beautiful...

Dianne said...

Kudos!!

you both look so lovely!!

MyMaracas said...

Awesome! What a great Mom and daughter thing to do. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Askew To You said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate that very much.