3 months ago
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I DID IT!! I RAN THE "DAM" MARATHON!!!!
Ok let me clarify I ran in the 10K Teton Dam Marathon last Saturday and can we say AWESOME!!! I loved it and I'm so hooked!! I've been wanting to do a race for years now and was all talk and no action until my sweet little neice Emmy was born on March 11. She was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and when we found out that some of the proceeds of this race went to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis how could we resist?? So Emmy you were my inspiration, you are such a blessing to my life already! And can I say how cute she was bundled up in her stroller with Paytin and MaKay while her mom ran the half marathon? She had so many huge smiles and grins for me at 7:30 in the morning that it made the run so worth it! My goal was to finish it and stay alive and I'm still here!! I definitely need to improve on my time, but I'm sure that will come over time. So any runners out there leave me some advice. I would really like to do a half marathon at the end of summer!!! I'm doing a 5k race this weekend and hope to find a few more to run. Paytin and MaKay ran the 5K with Emmy in the stroller, I wish I could have seen them cross the finish line!! They also took Emmy back to Lisal who was running the half marathon and she crossed the finish line with her as well.. Then we all ran the family fun run which is a mile and it was so fun. Braxton loved it and got a medal at the end and keeps asking when he can do another race so he can get another medal!!! He was so funny! He would run really fast and then walk because he had a sideache, but as soon as there were people standing there cheering him on he would give them a five and run really fast until they were out of sight!! So funny! Here are some pictures of our day at the races! Notice our shirts that say Run for Emmy and look how many people were there to support her, including all the family there helping and cheering the runners on! I have a ton to blog about, I am way behind but I decided since this was most recent I would hurry and put it on and blog the rest of my stuff in the next few days!