Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Race Day

On May 8th, 2009 Isabelle and I, along with my Mom and sister, Kadi, walked the Susen G. Komen Race for the Cure in Tyler Texas. 5k is longer than you think! I am so proud of Isabelle. She did her first 5k at 5 years old! That's fantastic! Hopefully it won't be her last. We've always seen her athleticism, especially when it comes to distance and endurance. She can out run any of the others her age and many older. Race day was beautiful. The four of us had bought matching shorts so that we could be a 'team'. Isabelle's little toushie in those running shorts was adorable. We walked pretty well the first mile. The second one was a struggle, Belle wanted to stop a lot. We ran a few times to distract ourselves. After the 2 mile marker I decided to see if I could run the last mile, I'd been working up to a 1 mile run at the gym, so I left Belle with Mom and Kadi and took off on my own. I ran most of it, walked on a couple hills. I timed in at 51 minutes, then walked back to the others at 1 hr. and 4 minutes. I know 17 minute miles aren't that great, but considering I walked two of them and ran only 1, it was a good time. I'm pretty proud of myself. It was a lot of fun and I'm way glad that I was able to share it with Mom and Kadi, but especially Isabelle. It was an awesome Mother's day gift. I'm sure we will do plenty more.