Monday, May 25, 2009

RACE DAY: May 23, 2009

Well, as most of you know I've decided to take up running seriously again, and this time I'm aiming at a marathon. After much advice from others who have taken the plunge and succeeded in completing a marathon, I decided to start with some small races. I ran my first 5k since college this last weekend and had a ball! I'm even super happy with my time. Here's a few pics, although not entirely flattering, of the big day!




Shortly before take off - I was way nervous.



And.....off I go......



Rounding the last corner before the finish line - This is what I call the "ugly and hot" shot!




Headed to the finish line!



I DID IT!! Walking back to the stroller and my supportive family! Thanks for being there you guys!

5 comments:

Stephenie Welch said...

Wow...your are wonderful. xoxox

Amy Welch said...

Way to go. That's pretty awesome!!

Mindy Burns said...

You look great! That is awesome! Keep signing up to keep yourself motivated! We need to run one together...I'll start looking...I'm doing a 5k this weekend- my first race since "the big one"! So cool your family got to be there too!

Mark and Jessica said...

You did great! I am very impressed.

Julie Strong said...

Julie... congratulations!!! I'm thinking of taking up running... probably never reach marathon status, but might give it a go. Nicely done! Julie