Saturday, April 9, 2011

STAND Fit for 5K

So I just ran my second 5K today!  It was the Stand Fit for 5K, and it was a lot of fun and really hard.

I am not used to hills, and this race had many hills.  I really think I need to start finding a route to run with more hills.  The only way to get better at hills is to run hills.  I did it in 40:53; that is 3 minutes faster than last time!  Jenn finished third overall for the females and third in her division.  Two young pups decided to run a little faster than she did.  Jenn feels like she is developing a talent she didn't know she had.

We had most of the same group as last time: Katie, Jenn, Steven, Paul and me.

Waiting at the starting line, my favorite part about this picture is the girl to the left of me picking at a wedgie.  Good picture, Dad!

Jenn finished really strong with 26:42 and was third overall for the ladies.  She is a super hero.

 Steven was not far behind Jenn.  He said, "I don't think I would of went as fast if it wasn't for Jenn."  I think he didn't want her to leave him in the dust.  I will miss running with you, Bro, but you better not stop when you go out to Idaho...  I will kick you.

Paul and I finishing.  He can do these races a whole lot faster, and he stuck back with me.  I am really appreciative of his support!  I also look like I am dying. Well, it's because I was.  That was freaking hard! 

All my girls.  They are so cute.

Thanks again, Coach!

I might be slow, but I am out doing it.  I am changing my life and working hard.  I will get faster, and I will be able to go further.  Right now, I am still changing and still living.  I know if I can do it, so can you!  It doesn't have to be running, just get up and make yourself better.


txokwa1986 said...

Congrats to you and your group!!

Kate in Technicolor said...

Oh man! I love the pictures! You are fabulous, Chris. Your family is as equally fab, too. Steven looks great. And Jenn IS A SUPER HERO INDEED!! Holy Guacamole. 26 min 5k?? WOWZA!! I am so happy for you guys. It looks like you are having an absolute blast.