Monday, July 30, 2007

Quinn and I ran the Retro Run 5K on Saturday! Pretty amazing. I will definitely do another one again. Kudos to Abbey Gore and my sister for inspiring me @ 32 years of age to run a race. My time was 36:00 which is not extremely impressive (considering the Kenyan leader finished in 13:00 and then lapped us to run the race AGAIN), but I was just amazed that I finished with a consistent pace. My sweet husband also stayed with me the whole race (and let me beat him by one second) when he couldv'e gone a heckuva lot faster and made a much better time for himself. Thanks Baby! I like running with you. Will you be my friend forever? Check yes or no. Heather Nold took these pictures at the race, which I am so thankful for. I really look like I'm chugging, but I'm just about dead at the end. Just in case you think you cannot possibly run a 5K ever, I started with something called "From the couch to a 5K" on the trak shak's web site (www.trakshak.com) and just see for yourself how easy it is to start. I completely surprised myself. There's another one in September in Pinson and I'm gonna do it. I addicted now. Woo hoo!

9 comments:

michelle said...

YAY!!! I am so proud of you!!! I have no idea why you thought you could not do it though. I remember walking with you at 5:00 in the morning and you were a speed racer then. I love you girl! Sooooo proud.

Virginia said...

Woohoo! Way to go! I will be there to cheer you on in September. :) And YAY for you with the pics!

Graced said...

Wonderful! That is an amazing accomplishment.

care-in said...

Yay! I see people run and sometimes wish I had that endurance because it looks like a great way to just think and be by yourself. You inspire me!

Dollar General said...

Yippee! Love the pictures! While your in Pinson how about running to our house! Should be fun! I can't believe you and Abbey run! I remember Christy telling me how you used to run all the time back in the SEBC days! I want to learn to run! There's just no good place at my house! That's a lame excuse isn't it?! By the way I love this "heckuva"! I hope you and Quinn are good!

Abbey said...

Good for you! I knew you could do it, Kim! How sweet of quinn to run with you.
I think your time was great, girl and you look so very cute in your bandana! (which is the most important thing anyway, right?) Great job!

Woodman said...
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Woodman said...

KIM!! You are AWESOME!! I am so proud of you!! And I love your blogspot too!! Kerri told me about it this morning so I wanted to check it out!! I cant get my friends going with it!! :) I've already added you to my "Blog Buddies"...I'll be keeping in touch!! (wpwardlaw.blogspot.com)

Naomi said...

Kimmy,
If you come to Pinson, please let me know so i can come cheer you on. I remember you "encouraging" me out of bed for early morning jogs around Cahaba heights in the early days of our ensemble tour. I was secretly about to die from exhaustion, but you were determined and untiring. Obviously, you still have it 9+ years later!
Love, Naomi