Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Run Through Redlands

I survived my first 5K this year in the Run Through Redlands. Considering I started preparing four weeks prior, I'm incredibly pleased that I placed 47th out of 141 women in my age group. I didn't have a time/placing goal, I just wanted to run/jog the entire 5K without stopping and I did it. It was exhilarating and I was so encouraged by having my family there to support me.

Mandy was amazing! You have to read her blog for more info. She placed 2nd in her age group, missing 1st place by 1 second!

We had such a fun morning and I awarded myself by stuffing my belly with fluffy pancakes after the race :)


Sophie was NOT happy here and refused to smile for the camera :)



7 comments:

The Fisher Family said...

You are awesome!!
I'm so proud of you!

Vanessa said...

WOW! Good for you! What an accomplishment :)

Brigitte said...

Great job Jen! I want to do that race next year when I am no longer nursing. Yes, I will be done by then!! I promise it will be over- ok this is more my pep talk...heehee. You look amazing great job!

Amanda said...

Amazing job! Running is by far the best medicine. Keep it up!

The Smith Crew said...

Way to go Jen!

A Boy Named Demetri said...

Great job on that run! I was wondering, Are you apart of the Holistic Mom's Network? I think there is a sector in Redlands. I am apart of ours here in Temecula. I was just wondering. Bravo to you for being a good mom. I loved reading your description of your blog. (Also, we eat as organic as possible and do not vaccinate either) I saw ur post about your chickens! very cool. (sorry for writing a novel) LOL

Dewitt Family "Lovin Life" said...

I'm so proud of you Jen ... a bit jealous .... but not enough to get off my butt and start running!