I did It!!!

11 Apr

My race this morning was SO AWESOME! I could not have asked for a better race for my very first time. I’m sure these people raised a heck of a lot of money because there were sooooo many people there! We weren’t sure if we were going to be able to find a parking place and I started getting nervous because my race was due to start soon. But we ended up finding one, I got to where I needed to be and I ran my little heart out! 😀

Here is a pre-race picture:

SunRun

Warming up:

SunRun (2)

Getting ready to take off at the starting line:

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Here I come, Here I come!! Can you see me??

SunRun (23)

There were 3 races: 10k, 2 mile run, and 2 mile walk. I did the 2 mile run and timed in at around 17 minutes. My original goal was to get under 18 minutes, so I felt good about this time, especially with it being my first race. I placed #213 out of 450 people in the 2 mile.

The park that they held the races in was very nice and big. In the middle was this:

SunRun (31)

And there was a live band at the finish line!

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After the races, there was a huge barbeque and awards ceremony. We decided to stick around and watch. I was SO close to winning an award for my age group! That would have been cool to come home with a medal or something.. but that just gives me something to look forward to in the future!

Oh, and here is one last picture….Jaci was sad that she couldn’t come with us, so I took a picture with her before we left:

SunRun (14)

I have really enjoyed this day and have decided that running is definitely something I want to pursue. I am already looking at a few 5k races in the next couple of months. Then at the beginning of next school year, I will be doing cross country! I am ready to take on this new adventure and make the most of it!

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11 Responses to “I did It!!!”

  1. Mica April 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm #

    Hey, thanks for commenting on my blog.I love race photos, and it sounds like you did an awesome job on this one! Keep up the good work, lady!

  2. Run Sarah April 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    Awesome, congratulations!! I love your jacket, you’re too cute!

  3. thecleanveggie April 12, 2009 at 12:03 am #

    congrats on your race girl!! you look adorable in your matching running outfit!

  4. Meg April 12, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    That’s amazing girl! Way to go! You look so gorgeous, and I love love love that picture of you and your pup too, how adorable! I’m glad you had a good time, and I hope you have a wonderful Easter, enjoy yourself!Love, Meg!

  5. emilydh211 April 12, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    Great job on your first race girl. 17 minutes is an awesome time!You look so pretty in all the pictures, again GREAT JOB 🙂

  6. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) April 12, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    Yay, great job on your race! Congrats!Have an awesome day!

  7. rediscoveringlauren April 12, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    congrats on the great run 🙂 you look so pretty in the pictures! and 17 minutes is awesome!ive just started running recently and im loving it and trying to build it up, i havent done any races yet but im hoping to do my first one in the summer so it was great hearing you enjoyed your first one 🙂

  8. kristisummer April 13, 2009 at 12:36 am #

    great time. races are fun. you look great. love the shorts. hope you had a great holiday.

  9. Meghann April 13, 2009 at 7:34 pm #

    Congrats on completing your first race!

  10. dailydulcie April 14, 2009 at 2:22 am #

    I’m so proud of you for completing your first race!! You are so pretty by the way and the title of your blog fits you so well.. you definitely have “sweet cheeks”!!

    Love ya girlie

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