Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Gift of Life and Breath

Last Saturday, our family participated in The Gift of Life and Breath 5K.  It is done in honor of a man in our ward who passed away about a year and a half ago from lung cancer, and all the proceeds from the race go toward cancer research.  I have to say, I LOVE running in races.  This was the eighth 5K I have run in, but it has been a whole year since I last did one.  I finished the race in 32 minutes and 44 seconds, which is a TERRIBLE time (about 7 minutes slower than my best 5K time), but considering that I just had a baby a month ago, I am not going to complain.  I feel good to have finished it at all!

This is just before the race began.  I was fortunate enough to have Adam push the stroller the entire way.  By the way, this is the only picture we have ever taken of our whole family together.  

This is a few minutes we finished the race, and yes, it is likely the single dorkiest picture of me ever taken.  At least Mel looks cute!!

What is it about races that makes people think it's ok to wear whatever you want?  I mean seriously.  These spandex were a throwback to 1982!  It's never kosher to see a grown man in spandex, but these were just way over the top!


Everyday Thoughts said...

Great Job on your 5K! And to have delivered a baby only 1 month ago! YOU ROCK! I have done 2 5K's and I wouldn't say they are fun (I hate to run) but they are a goal that I can set and reach for! Keep it up! Good for you! You are a stronger woman than I! :)

Chase said...

Hey, nice job running a race. I'm surprised you were up and going so soon. Your family photo looks cute. Lucky to have that stroller.

Allison said...

Sorry, "Chase" is really Allison. He has it automatically log him in. I always forget.

Mary Ann (Crockett) Ahlstrom said...

Oh my word! I shouldn't be suprised that you ran a 5k right after having a baby......but I am. HOLY COW!! You are amazing.