Thursday, May 31, 2012

I'm back!!! Running my first 5k!

Saturday, May 26 Jessi and I ran in our first 5k! It was an amazing experience! The run was the Red Dirt Run of Honor to support the local veterans and help raise money to bring a permanent Vietnam Wall to Woodring. If you know me AT ALL you know how much this means to me and my family. If not then here's why, My grandpa is a Vietnam vet and will always be a Marine! He has many men on that wall and can tell you exactly where each name is and also tell you a story about each and every one of them. That is remarkable in its self! Mike and I have seen the original wall in D.C and the traveling wall made a stop in Enid 2 years ago and we had the oppurtunity to see that with Grandpa. That was one of the most emotional things I have ever done. This wall is a way for Grandpa to be close to his men. I pray that the funds are raised quickly and the wall gets a new home in Enid.

My photos got out of order (maybe because I haven't blogged in ages and I forgot how!!!) Here we are crossing the finish line!! Jessi and Ryan's friend Des ran with us too. Ryan, David, and Reese were there to cheer us on!! We finished 17, 18th, and 19th overall in our age group. 36 minutes was our finishing time!

Dont' we look excited! This was on the final .5 mile! Almost there!

Before the race. I was a little nervous!!

And after! This is an amazing experience! Can't wait to run more!

We plan to run in a 5k every month. They are addicting! We are prepping ourselves for the Color Me Rad run in July. We have some work to do but it's going to be a BLAST!

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