Monday, March 10, 2008

About the race and other things....

Thanks so much everyone for all your encouragement about our schooling choices. We are meeting with a small Christian School tomorrow and may register with them so that Levi can still participate in their field trips etc and some of their school events. We'll see how we feel after tomorrow. Stay tuned....

And about the race:
It was great! Honestly I was a bit worried as I really didn't enjoy the last one. I felt sick for days after it which I think now was partly a bug that was going around, but still. It kind of scared me. I was glad we'd preregistered for this series of trail runs because I'm not sure I would have raced the next one.

It was in our regular running spot but not our regular route (they made us loop twice over a nasty hill - meanies!) so we were all pretty comfortable with the course.

Angela finished first of course. I managed to stay with her for about half the race but she out paced me after a while.
Ange running
She's a tough one! I think her time was 53 something...we'll have to check the final times.
Ange finishing

Here comes the next one...ME!!! Check out the guy behind me. I did beat him!!;-)
Shay coming inShay racing

...with a time of 55 something (again VERY hard to remember when you're panting and sweating and gasping for air!)
Shay done

And following close behind me with a time of 58 something, was Moranda...

Moranda finishing

She had her whole family there to cheer her on, even the dog! But especially her hubby!
Getting an after race cuddle

We'd have more pictures of our largest cheering section to date: my girls, Moranda's hubby, my hubby, and both the dogs but of course, the camera died! Perfect.

But here we are....
Runner girls finished
the intrepid runners. This is the final race in the trail series and it was a fun positive note to end on.

Next we're running the Vancouver Sun Run. It should be a completely different experience as it's one of the largest 10 k's in Canada. The close down a good portion of downtown and people come from all over.

18 comments:

Hornblower said...

Hi Shay, & thanks for dropping by my blog!

Geeez. I'm tired just looking at the photos. Running is just one of those things I admire from a far. Sometimes wistfully. But deep down I think I look really stupid running & I'm too vain to try something which makes me look so dorky. Also, I eat too much chocolate & each time I try to run, all the chocolate I've ever eaten seems to go right into my lungs & take up all the space where the air should go & that's nature's way of punishing me for gluttony. Look! An uncoordinated, ungraceful dork trying to jog! Gross. Oh. Now she's barfing. Double gross.

Pregnantly Plump said...

Wow! That sounds like a really impressive time to run a trail race in. Congratulations!

Margaret said...

Good for you! Wooo hoo! I am jealous!

Kellan said...

WOW you girls are something!!! I'm so impressed and so jealous that I don't have the get-up-and-go to do something so rewarding and so healthy for you as running like this!! Good for you!!!

Thanks for coming by today. Have a good evening and I'll see you soon. - Kellan

Lori said...

Oh my gosh you are so inspiring!! I have really got to get myself moving more!

Thinking of you as you weigh all the possibilities for Levi and his schooling. These decisions aren't easy.... I know.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Can I just say how buff you guys look. Wow.
I am so impressed and glad that it went well for you.

Amy said...

you go girl. you look fabulous and that is a gr8t time!!!

InTheFastLane said...

Looks like a beautiful course!

I hope the school meeting goes well.

the mama bird diaries said...

I can not run.

I am so impressed with your running.

And how good you look after you run.

When I do run, I'm just all red and sweaty.

Sniz said...

How inspiring you are! There was a time when I ran like this...but I haven't for about three years---not since I hurt my back---not due to running, but the doctor said he would recommend walking instead of running. I hate walking...I'm too impatient, so I got out of shape. I'm thinking I'm going to try to start again this summer, though. I say again, you are an encouragement!

TheVasquez3 said...

you are AWESOME!!

LoriD said...

As soon as I can see the grass again, I'll get out running again. I love reading about your races - I feel quite motivated now!

Jess said...

Congrats! I'm glad this race was better than the last.

Becky said...

Good work, you guys! I wish I had the guts to do it myself.

Steph said...

Congrats on the run and keep us posted about school.

Family Adventure said...

Amazing Shay! I am so envious of all your runs...but happy for you. 55 mins is good. Can't wait to hear how you do in the big run!

Heidi

Chey said...

Way ti go Shay. You`re so inspiring!!!

What did you decide for schooling

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I need to master walking without huffing and puffing before I can start running.

Good Job! Congratulations!